Do I Need a Lawyer?
One of the first questions is who caused your accident. Usually, that is obvious but not always. Sometimes a trained eye is needed to make sure the correct party is identified.
At Firths, we specialise in compensation claims and recommend that if you're in doubt, call our team of experts on 1800 631 888 and receive our free no-obligation claim assessment.
Who Caused Your Accident?
If you were injured in an accident that you caused yourself, you most likely will be unable to make a personal injury compensation claim. However, if your injuries were caused by someone else you may be able to make a compensation claim.
Regardless of who was at-fault you still may be able to make a TPD/ Superannuation claim, if you are unable to work in your usual occupation again.
If you're not sure who was at-fault contact one of our experts for a free claim assessment.
Have You Been in Contact with the insurer?
After being in an accident, you may be contacted by the insurer of the party involved in your incident. Usually, they will look to try and settle quickly so they can close their book on your claim.
Beware before you sign anything with an insurer, get advice first. People don't realise once they sign, it is too late.
Often, the insurers will try to pressure you into admitting fault or signing documents that put an end to your case. If this happens to you, contact Firths, as soon as possible. With the help of our specialist compensation lawyers, you better understand what can damage your case and what steps you should take when dealing with insurers. Don't sign anything until you have contacted one of our specialist personal injury lawyers for a free claim assessment.
Did You Need Medical Care for Your Injuries?
If your injuries required you to undergo surgery, you will more than likely have suffered a major loss.
When an accident caused by another party caused these injuries, they and their insurer are legally obliged to pay for your physical, psychological, pain & suffering and financial losses. If you have suffered a serious injury you should contact one of our specialist compensation lawyers for a free no-obligation claim assessment.
Did You Miss Work Due to Being Injured?
Being injured to the point of being unable to work is a sign you may have severe injuries. You may miss days, weeks, or even months of work due to injuries, even if you are not permanently disabled. If you're unable to work as a result of your injury contact us now for a free no-obligation claim assessment.
If you have been permanently disabled you may be able to make a TPD/ Superannuation claim in addition to your personal injury claim.