Accidents and injuries can disrupt your life. They can lead to a painful and stressful and confusing time. When you are injured, you have a long journey ahead of you.
We aim to safely navigate you on your journey towards compensation. We aim to help you “get back on your feet”.
We act on a “No Win No Fee” basis for claims for compensation due to:
Having to pay for these outlays or expenses can often be a barrier to justice for injured people. This is where we can help. We pay the expenses along the way. We do not render a bill before your claim settles. Our invoice for our professional fees and legal expenses is sent to you after the payout has been deposited into our trust account by the insurer.
Take advantage of our free initial consultation where we can assess whether you are entitled to compensation.
You can run a claim yourself. But it can be hard to navigate the law and understand your rights without experience and knowledge of the law.
The insurers have experienced lawyers acting for them. The insurers are interested in profits. They don’t have to act in your best interests. They can act in their own best interests (which usually means keeping more money in their accounts). Therefore, if you don’t know the law then you risk the insurer’s taking advantage of your lack of legal knowledge. The offers made by the insurer may be low. The amount you ask for may not include all the damages you are entitled to.
If you don’t have your own lawyer, then how will you know if the amounts offered by the insurer are fair and reasonable?
Managing the legal process of a claim can also be a headache. It takes time to gather the evidence and construct arguments about your damages entitlements.
We provide access to justice by providing our legal services on a “No Win No Fee” basis. We can manage the process of a claim and ensure that your claim is argued robustly. You focus on getting better and your life back on track. We focus on making sure the best case is put forward. We gather the medical report and other evidence needed to present a strong case. This can mean the difference between a low offer and a fair settlement.
At Ramsden Lawyers, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers on the Gold Coast can help you with every step of the legal process. We understand that suffering an injury can be difficult and stressful, so we aim to ensure the process is as simple as possible for you.
We can help you with the following:
Our team has experience handling a wide range of personal injury claims, and we have a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients. Contact us to schedule a free 30 minute consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers on the Gold Coast. We’ll assess your case and provide transparent and honest advice about your options.
You may be entitled to compensation if you’ve suffered an injury resulting from someone else’s negligence. Personal injury law covers many injuries and accidents, including workplace accidents, motor vehicle accidents and medical malpractice. At Ramsden Lawyers, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers on the Gold Coast can help you navigate the legal processes.
There are many types of injuries for which you can claim compensation. Some of the most common injuries include:
There is a lot of information we need to share with you on your claim journey. We try to provide you with info in communications that is easy to understand. This includes communicating through an App where you can track the progress of your claim.
Our compensation lawyers are experienced insurance and personal injury lawyers. They will combine extensive legal experience with our App to champion your rights and keep you updated each step of the way.
Our personal injury lawyers are story tellers. They have creative skills. They are trained to think outside the box and be innovative. These skills, combined with legal experience, enable us to develop compelling arguments. We use words to make your story leap from the page. We don’t let the insurer think of you as “just another claimant” or “just another piece of paper”. We do not take a clinical approach to communicating your claim. We tell your story, so the insurer sees you as a real person, with a real problem.
Other firms require each personal injury lawyer to run a large number of claims. That makes you a little fish in their very big pond. This can result in your claim taking longer to settle. By keeping our file numbers low, it enables our team to be more accessible to you and to progress your claim quickly and carefully.
Many personal injury firms charge an “uplift” on their fees to increase the amount they can charge you (sometimes 25% more). We do not charge an uplift fee.
We have our fees assessed by external cost assessors who are experts in the assessment of legal fees. Therefore, when it comes time to settle your claim, you can have confidence that our fees are reasonable and in accordance with our cost agreement and the law. Other firms make the client pay the cost assessor’s bill (which can be up to 5.5% of the total fees). We do not pass this cost onto you.
In some claims, you can also claim a contribution from the other side towards your legal costs.
Our role is to gather the evidence to prove the loss and damage you have suffered and argue why the insurer should pay a fair amount for your loss.
The Courts assess claims looking at the injured person’s specific circumstances. When considering how much to award an injured person, the court will consider if the defendant is responsible for the injury. If the court feels the other side is liable for the injury, the court will then calculate how much money should be awarded to compensate the injured person.
Our No Win No Fee arrangement means that we do not charge legal fees unless we get a successful outcome for you. This could be a payment from the insurer or a judgment from the courts.
Gathering evidence can be an expensive exercise. To prove your case, you need to obtain expert evidence such as medico-legal reports, medical reports or engineers reports. Documents also need to be obtained from various bodies (sometimes at a cost).
This way, you can focus on getting better, instead of trying to find money to pay for the legal expertise to pursue your rights.
Even if your injury is minor, you may still be entitled to compensation. It’s essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible after your injury to determine the severity of your injuries and whether you’re entitled to compensation.
An excellent personal injury lawyer should have a strong understanding of personal injury law and experience handling similar cases. They should be able to communicate effectively with you and provide you with regular updates on your case. They should also be compassionate and dedicated to helping you obtain your deserved compensation.
You could possibly claim compensation for a range of expenses, including your medical treatment and rehabilitation expenses such as physiotherapy, ergonomic equipment, chiropractic or health practitioner treatment, medicines and more. In addition, you could for lost wages, potential lost salary/wages, future medical expenses, support workers, personal and household care and more.
The amount of compensation a person will receive depends on various factors, including the severity of your injuries, the impact your injuries have had on your life and the financial losses you’ve incurred because of your injuries. Your personal injury lawyer can provide you with an estimate of the amount of compensation you may be entitled to.
The initial step in making a claim is to speak to a personal injury lawyer. They can advise you on the strength of your case, and guide you through the legal process. Your lawyer will then investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury, obtain medical evidence to support your claim and subsequently negotiate a settlement on your behalf.
Accident claims in Australia are not subject to taxes such as capital gains tax or income tax. However, you may be taxed if you transfer your compensation into a term deposit and interest is earned. It is crucial to speak to a financial advisor for advice on the tax implications of your compensation.
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