Compensation Claims Guide
Compensation claims are made by people who suffer injuries or are harmed due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions. There can be different compensation claims such as personal injury claims, worker’s compensation claim, medical negligence claims etc.
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How much do solicitors charge for compensation claims?
When it comes to compensation claims, solicitors charge between 25% to 45% of their customer’s compensation. You would also be required to pay a lump sum in advance for the costs incurred during the initial evidence-gathering phase. If this seems unreasonable, then you are not alone. Schreuders is an Australian law firm whose compensation lawyers focus primarily on helping you get justice, which is why we have a no win no fee lawyer policy. We don’t charge you a penny until we help you win the case. We have a success rate of 95% and a diverse team that can offer personal, tailored legal services and get you the results you deserve.
How to make a compensation claim?
Injuries can be physically and mentally stressful. Apart from dealing with the injury, you would also have to take time off work to recover. But the silver lining is that your employer or insurance company can provide you with compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, rehabilitation services, etc. There are a few steps to follow to make a compensation claim.
The first step is to inform your insurance company or employer about your injury. You can notify them through an e-mail but make sure to have a copy of it for your record. This step is essential because if the insurance company or employer is not informed about your injury soon, your claim can be rejected. The next step is to get a ‘Certificate of Capacity’ from your doctor. This certificate proves that you really had an injury and it has to be submitted. The final step is to fill the compensation claim form and submit it along with the certificate to the respective party.
Though unfortunate, insurance companies often try to escape this situation by paying the least possible compensation. Therefore, it is advisable to hire a good workers compensation lawyer or a personal injury lawyer. If the injuries are severe and have led to some form of disability, you can also hire a TDP lawyer.
What happens if my compensation claim is denied?
You would be glad to have hired a compensation lawyer from Schreuders if your claim gets denied because our lawyers can then help you file an appeal, which can involve a hearing before a judge. To be prepared, we also help you gather the necessary documentation like timesheets and medical records. These can make the hearing go in your favour and help you get the maximum compensation possible.
How long does a compensation claim take to settle?
Compensation claims do not get settled overnight. The industry average to settle a compensation claim is two years. But thanks to the unique and innovative practices followed here at Schreuders; we can help you settle your compensation claim in 3 to 6 months. Fighting for compensation claims can get complicated and emotionally exhausting. Trust Schreuders & let us fight for you and help you get the compensation you deserve. We operate in all major cities of Australia such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, etc.