Personal Injury Compensation
Personal injury laws in the ACT are governed by the Civil Law (Wrongs) Act 2002 and, in the case of motor vehicle accidents, the Road Transport (Third-party Insurance) Act 2008. In each case, strict time limits apply, with respondents typically represented by large insurers well versed in the pre-court procedures that will pave the way to any resolution of your claim.
A defining feature of the BAL Lawyers personal injury team is that we are one of the few ACT firms to act for both plaintiffs and insurers. Our experience in acting on both sides of the equation enables us to provide balanced and realistic advice to maximise the compensation you may expect to recover. We are one of only three ACT firms to have multiple lawyers recognised in the 2020 Best Lawyers Edition in the field of Insurance Law, and the only one of such firms to have a dedicated plaintiff practice (as opposed to acting exclusively for insurers).
If you have suffered a compensable personal injury, come and talk to us to find out what rights you may have, and what they may amount to in dollar terms. Compensation need not be limited to general pain and suffering damages. You may also have rights to recover lost wages, medical expenses, as well as domestic assistance damages to compensate your loved ones for the time they may be devoting to your care as a result of an injury that was not your fault.
If you feel you have a claim, or want to know what we think of your claim, tell us a bit about it in the box below. All enquiries are, naturally, treated confidentially. We will consider your story, and contact you in reply to discuss next steps.
Our focus areas:
- Public Liability Claims
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Medical Negligence
- Workers’ Compensation and Comcare Claims
- Dust Diseases
If you have been affected by a personal injury or are seeking workers’ compensation, please contact us.