When you are ready, we are here to sympathetically discuss your situation and provide you with professional advice and support at what is undoubtedly a stressful and difficult time.
In Queensland, compensation for family members and dependents is available in certain circumstances when someone dies due to the actions of another. The legal action is called a claim for 'wrongful death'. Unlike most personal injury claims, legislation - rather than precedent, or law from decided court cases - sets out quite specific rules about:
- Who is entitled to compensation of this type - generally this will be a spouse, de facto or civil partner, dependent children of the deceased, and any other persons wholly or partially dependant on the deceased
- Who can bring a claim - often there is a limit of one claim, brought by a personal representative or one of the dependentsWhen a person will be eligible to make a claim
- The way in which the claim is brought and handled
I would highly recommend Smith’s Lawyers. The work they put into my case was exceptional, even with such a busy working life and at most times being unreachable. They went above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome. I am very pleased with their work and the result.
"I highly recommend Smith’s Lawyers! They are very easy to deal with, all staff from the reception ladies through to the lawyers are friendly and action emails and phone messages promptly. I couldn’t have asked more from any of the team. I’ll certainly use Smith’s again in the future if I need to"
"Greg, Luke and the team at Smiths Lawyers were absolutely amazing in the handling of my cases from day one they were so proactive right through to finalisation of my claim. It’s true what they say no win no fee ( A broad statement) we won my claim and the cost associated with the claim was as such after deductions."
"People cringe at the thought of dealing with lawyers but my experience so far has been an absolute pleasure."