Personal Injury Compensation Sydney

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    If you’ve suffered a personal injury in Sydney through no fault of your own, it can be a highly stressful time for you and your family. Still, it’s crucial that you know about any compensation you’re entitled to receive, especially if you’ve been financially burdened. If this is you, then call us at PK Simpson personal injury compensation specialists in Sydney today, so our team of expert lawyers can help you out. Our reliable and dedicated approach has forged our reputation as a trusted legal service with a 99 per cent success rate for our clients.

    So, whether you have a personal injury as a result of a motor vehicle or workplace accident, or a public liability compensation claim, PK Simpson lawyers are here to help you navigate the complicated legal process and win you the compensation you deserve. We work on a no-win-no-fee* basis, and dedicate ourselves to helping our clients get lives back on track.

    Workers Compensation – If you’ve sustained a personal injury or contracted an illness or condition due to someone else’s negligence at work, you could be eligible for compensation and benefits under the Workers Compensation Scheme.

    Public Liability – If you’ve sustained a personal injury due to the negligence of another, you could be entitled to benefits and compensation under public liability law. According to the law, individuals, organisations, and businesses have a ‘duty of care’  to the general public. The law covers publicly owned areas, private property, commercial and retail property. Compensation claims commonly made include:

    • Slip, trip, and fall injuries
    • Product liability
    • Food poisoning
    • Sexual abuse
    • Injuries due to animals

    If you’re looking for personal injury compensation lawyers in Sydney ‘nearby’ or ‘near me’ online, you’ll be happy you discovered us at PK Simpson. Call us on 1300 757 467 or send an email to [email protected] today.

    *Conditions apply

    Frequently Asked Questions

    A: The legal definition of a personal injury is general physical and/or psychological damage to a person which is the fault of another party. This can be, for instance, the driver of another vehicle, another person, owner of a public area, or an employer. A physical injury usually involves an injury of a psychological nature or it can be one or the other. Specialist doctors are required to identify the nature of injury to round out a personal injury claim.

    A: A personal injury lawyer will represent you if you’ve been injured in an incident or accident that was not your fault. Lawyers such as the specialists at PK Simpson Sydney work in personal injury and compensation law, encompassing deliberate acts and negligence, to claim compensation for you. Apart from all the legal work, lawyers also help you to recover faster by making sure you get the treatment and resources needed. PK Simpson pays for all medical reports needed to maximise your claim and get the best evidence.

    A: If you’ve suffered serious bodily, psychological or reputational injuries it’s crucial that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. There are special skills and training and a thorough knowledge of the law required to file a personal injury lawsuit and there are time frames in which you need to lodge your claim. Especially for traffic accidents and medical negligence claims in NSW, you will need an experienced team to handle and build your claim. So the advice is to take action as soon as you are able.

    A: At PK Simpson in Sydney we act on a no win, no fee basis and an estimate of the costs will be discussed and clearly explained to you during the preliminary stages of your claim. At the end of your claim, we charge only for the work we’ve done, so if your claim is finalised faster than expected, we charge fees only up to that point. Also, we pay for all medical reports upfront.

    Unlike most law firms, we don’t charge a strict percentage which would have you paying a set figure even if the claim settles in two weeks. Costs can be affected by the type of accident, your insurer, liability and other considerations.

    A: The length of time you have to make your claim depends on the jurisdiction.

    For instance:

    • TPD claims – these may be commenced up to 10 years after you’ve stopped work. TPD claims are very technical and you may have more than one TPD claim.
    • Car accident claims – A personal injury claim form should be filled in and sent to your CTP insurer as early as possible, but must be no later than six months from the date of your accident. HOWEVER, out of time claims may be made. New NSW CTP laws have made it difficult for injured people and many law firms still do not understand how to run new claims under these laws – so call us at PK Simpson Sydney as soon as possible.
    • Workers compensation claims – You should contact a lawyer within six months of the accident. But remember, out of time claims can be handled by PK Simpson Sydney. We can help you get the treatment required to build your claim.
    • Slip ‘n’ fall/occupiers liability claims – Your claim must be lodged usually within three years of the date of your accident.

    Medical Negligence – within three years of the date of when the cause of action was discoverable to our client OR 12 years from the time of the act or omission which caused the injury through negligence.