Major Claims

Major and catastrophic claims require the most expertise on the part of your legal representative.


That is why at MCL, we have established a major claims team, which deals exclusively with claims in excess of one million dollars. This group of lawyers has all the knowledge and resources to take on the might of the insurance companies and win.

While major claims is not something that is treated separately in law, we have found that the insurers will heavily contest these larger claims. It is vital that you secure a solicitor experienced in major claims who can navigate these technical, medical and legal issues.

In our experience claims for injuries

  • resulting in paraplegia;
  • resulting in quadriplegia;
  • concerning birth defects; and
  • involving brain injuries

are often much more difficult to resolve.

For more specific information, give us a call and one of our expert solicitors will give you some free initial advice.

Common Questions

Our track record
We have a track record of success in preparing and successfully finalising substantial and often complex dust disease compensation claims. Such cases demand meticulous preparation and technical expertise. Over the years Monaco Compensation Lawyers has developed an extensive network of specialist doctors, who assist us in investigating and preparing dust disease compensation claims. These specialists are all highly experienced and qualified, which lends weight to their opinions. We have also developed an outstanding panel of barristers that work in this area of law.
What can you recover and claim as part of a major claim?
The following damages are available for the person who has a major claim:
  • A payment for non-economic loss
  • Past lost wages and/or earnings
  • Projected future lost wages and/or earnings
  • Medical expenses which may be needed for future treatment
  • Rehabilitation and other services
  • The value of any services provided in the past to members of the family, such as the claimant's contribution to the household
  • The cost of architectural modifications to your home
  • The cost of a modified motor vehicle, including maintenance (where appropriate)
  • The cost of care provided in the home
  • The cost of care which a person may require in the future
Basically, the law aims to put a monetary value on the losses suffered by an injured person. The diagram below illustrates the basic idea of assessing compensation, which is to put the injured person in the same position but for the injury. The black line represents the course of a person's life and the shaded portion demonstrates compensation applicable to the person as a result of the injury.
Maximising damages for our clients
The skill of your solicitor is in examining your particular case and having the experience to extend your claim for less obvious damages which might be harder to quantify. So in one instance, our major claims group claimed loss of potential income for a woman whose impairment was such that she was unable to marry. We claimed successfully on her behalf for the loss of potential shared income within a marriage that had not happened. Monaco Compensation Lawyers major claims practice group has a track record of maximising the amount of damages we secure for our clients. Our experience, financial muscle and expertise in major claims set us apart from other law firms which claim to specialise in this area of law.
Individual assessments
Each case is unique. This is particularly true for major claims. Our experience in this area of work suggests that each client has different needs, and that the effects of the disability on the life of each particular client can be extremely varied. Our major claims practice group guides every client through an intricate assessment to establish what they have lost as a result of their disability. Such tests might include:
  • Vocational assessments
  • Rehabilitation assessments
  • Assessment of care requirements
  • Neurological assessments
  • Assessment of future travel needs
  • Assessment of required modification of a motor vehicle
Network of experts
Over the years Monaco Compensation Lawyers has developed an extensive network of highly skilled experts in the fields of medicine, engineering, incident reconstruction, work safety and other areas, who assist us in investigating and preparing major claims. These experts are all highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields, as well as highly respected for their integrity. Truly independent, they are prepared to stand up for our clients. The use of such experts greatly assists us in achieving favourable outcomes for our clients.
Is there a time limit?
If you believe that you, or someone close to you, may have the right to claim compensation for your loss, contact us today. As with all claims for damages, there are specific deadlines within which to initiate a claim or file a lawsuit, or you may lose your right to claim compensation. Regardless of how much time has passed, you or a family member should consult a solicitor immediately to discuss the facts of your particular claim.
Financial resources
Major claims are expensive to prepare. Their complexity and the large sums of compensation at stake mean that insurance companies spend limitless time and resources defending major claims. Few firms have the capacity to weigh in against the large insurance companies as claims extend year after year. At Monaco Compensation Lawyers we have the financial muscle to go the distance against these insurance companies. We cover all our clients’ expenses, including medical report fees and court fees, until the successful completion of their case.
Can I get advice over the phone?
We are more than happy to provide initial advice over the phone. In some cases our clients live far away from our nearest office. This is why we often arrange home visit by one of our specialist lawyers. Our experience is that the combination of home visits and telephone advice allows us to deliver our services to you quickly and effectively.
Our Major Claims Team - New South Wales
Our specialist team is based throughout the Sydney metropolitan area and wider New South Wales. With twenty-one offices and locations, together with our capacity to deliver our services at your home or at hospital, you can now get free advice from one of our specialist lawyers anywhere in the Sydney metropolitan area, as well as wider New South Wales.
Our Major Claims Team - Victoria
Monaco Compensation Lawyers operates out of an office in Melbourne CBD. Our Melbourne team dealing with major claims is highly skilled and motivated. We also have the capacity to deliver our services at your home or hospital. You can now receive free advice from one of our Melbourne-based compensation lawyers, who will ensure that you are properly informed about your rights and entitlements under the law. Below you will find further information regarding the background and the expertise of our major claims team.
Our Major Claims Team - Queensland
Monaco Compensation Lawyers operates out of an office in Brisbane CBD. Our Brisbane team dealing with major claims is highly skilled and motivated. We also have the capacity to deliver our services at your home or hospital. You can now receive free advice from one of our Brisbane-based compensation lawyers, who will ensure that you are properly informed about your rights and entitlements under the law. Below you will find further information regarding the background and the expertise of our major claims team.

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