How long after a car accident can you claim compensation in Queensland?


A claim for personal injury compensation must be made by providing written notice to the CTP insurer against which the action is being brought within nine months of the accident (or the first symptom of your injury if not immediately apparent); or within one month of consulting a lawyer about your claim – whichever comes first.

If you are lodging your claim with the Nominal Defendant because the at fault vehicle was unidentified or unregistered, then you only have three months.

Last updated:
February 22, 2024

Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For help understanding your rights, please call 1800 960 482 or request a free case review to talk to one of our lawyers today.

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