Serious Injury Claims

Serious Injury Claims

MCL is one of Australia's leading firms in the area of serious injury claims.


Serious injury claims require the most expertise on the part of your legal representative. While serious injury claims are not something that is treated separately in law, insurers often heavily contest such claims resulting in prolonged litigation and the need for careful preparation. It is for this reason, that a lawyer in charge of such a claim has the expertise and training to deal with the challenges of this type of litigation.

Over the years, MCL has built a track record of successfully prosecuting serious injury claims on behalf of our clients. We are confident in our abilities. That is why we provide a 'No Win No Fee Guarantee' to all of our clients who have been catastrophically injured.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Serious injury claims often result in very substantial compensation, settlements and court verdicts. Successful resolution of these cases require lawyers, medical and other experts need to work together in harmony and with great skill. At MCL, we have some of the most experienced accredited specialists in personal injury law. Over the years, our firm has developed a network of medical and other experts, who work together with our lawyers to assist you in maximising your compensation. We know exactly what questions to ask and which expert to call upon to ensure your case is at its strongest. As part of their work, our lawyers use their expertise to identify many ways to maximize a claim. These include the following losses allowable by law:
  • Payment for non-economic loss, such as pain and suffering;
  • 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; and
The cost of care, which a person may require in the future.
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.
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
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
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.
If you believe that you, or someone close to you, may have the right to claim compensation for your loss, contact us on 1300 673 665 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.
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 MCL, we have the financial muscle to go the distance against these insurance companies. Unlike other firms, we cover all our clients’ expenses, including medical report fees and court fees, until the successful completion of their case.
At MCL, our lawyers are more than happy to provide you with free initial advice over the phone. In fact, you will be able to speak to one of our specialists the very first time you call our offices. Call us on 1300 769 665 for a free consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your options. After your free initial phone consultation with one of our lawyers, we can arrange an appointment with you at any of our offices. In some cases, we understand that it may be difficult for you to travel. In this situation, we can always arrange a home or hospital visit.
In most cases involving serious injury, we often find that the injured person is unable to return to their pre-injury employment. As part of our advice, we will often inquire regarding our clients entitlements under their superannuation policy during the initial stages of their case. Many superannuation policies provide cover for those who are totally and permanently disabled due to an accident. This cover will usually be in the form of a lump sum payment that is provided on top of any claims, such as a claim for compensation. Further, you may be able to receive some funds through a personal insurance policy. For example, this may be the case if you have life insurance, income protection insurance, or sickness and accident insurance, which may include provisions for compensation should you be injured in an accident. At MCL, we have a senior team of lawyers that are specialised in Superannuation/Total and Permanent Disability who can determine whether you are covered under this policy. For more information about superannuation claims, please visit superannuation claims. Call us today to talk to one of our experts at 1300 769 665.

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