Serious Injury Claims

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

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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.

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?

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 maximise 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.

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.

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

We have a network of experts dedicated to maximizing your claim

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.

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 on 1300 769 665 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.

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 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.

Can I get advice over the phone?

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 office. 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.

What else can I claim? Superannuation/Total and Permanent Disability

Many superannuation insurance policies provide cover if you are totally and permanently disabled.

Payments under these policies will usually be in the form of a lump sum and are provided on top of any other claims, such as a claim for compensation.

In addition, you may be able to make a claim under a personal insurance policy. For example, you may be able to claim compensation if you have life insurance, income protection insurance, or sickness and accident insurance.

At MCL, we have a team of lawyers who specialise in superannuation, TPD and life insurance claims. They have the skills and experience to determine whether you are covered under these policies.

If you'd like to find out more about making a superannuation or TPD claim , then please call us on 1300 769 665.

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98% Success Rate

We win an overwhelming majority of our cases. This doesn’t just happen. It’s hard, diligent work that gets these results. We leave nothing to chance in preparing your claim so that you get the maximum compensation you deserve.

Why choose our team of Personal Injury Lawyers?

We’ve been winning compensation claims for Australians for over 20 years.

We understand that if suffered an injury at work, by medical error, on the road or in some other way, your confidence and your faith in the world might have taken a knock.

Unlike other law firms, we won’t promise you the world, but we can promise you this:

  • Whatever your situation, we will always be straight with you.
  • We will always keep you informed and will do whatever it takes to get you the compensation and entitlements that you deserve.
  • We have the skill and experience to handle your claim, however complex.
  • As one of Australia's largest compensation law firms, we have the financial muscle to go the distance against the limitless resources that insurance companies have in their disposal. So we can last the distance and support you along the way.
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Award-Winning Lawyers

In 2020, we were awarded “Compensation Law Firm of the Year in Australia” by Global Law Experts and “Personal Injury Compensation Law Firm of the Year” by ACQ5. Be confident your Personal Injury claim is in good hands.

Accredited Specialists

All our teams are headed up by Accredited Specialists in Compensation Law - a guarantee that your lawyer will have the depth of skills and experience required for the job.

Network of Experts

20+ years in the business means we have access to an extensive network of experienced medical experts who can tease out all the vital details of your case others might miss.

Size

As one of Australia's largest compensation law firms, we have the financial muscle to go the distance against the limitless resources that insurance companies have in their disposal.

27 Offices Australia Wide

With offices all over Australia, we can help you wherever you are. If you are too sick to travel, we can organise video conferencing, or come to you in person.

We speak your language

You need to be able to communicate easily. We have lawyers fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Russian and Ukrainian and if we don’t speak your language, we’ll get an interpreter in to help.

What to expect
Your Personal Injury Claim Process

We understand that the idea of personal injury claim can be dauting. But don’t worry. You’ll have your own lawyer who will guide and support you through the entire process. We handle everything, so that you can focus on your recovery.

  1. You contact us for your free consultation One of our specialist lawyers will listen to you and provide free, no-obligation advice on the options available to you and your claim generally.
  2. We investigate and assess your claim We obtain witness statements, your medical records and other required material to get a clear picture of your case.
  3. We get expert medical evidence to maximise your claim We bring in our medical experts who go through your case with a fine-tooth comb, allowing us to build a strong case. You may need to visit our doctors, but we organise and pay for everything.
  4. We pursue your claim and negotiate with the other side In most instances we will file your claim in court. Most cases however do not go to court – over 95% of all claims are finalised by way of negotiations. We manage all the negotiations on your behalf to get the best possible result for you.
  5. You get your compensation and can move on with your life Your compensation will be paid directly into your bank account once your claim is finalised.

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