No Win No Fee LawyersGold Coast

If you have been injured on the road, at work or had a slip and fall in a public place, our Gold Coast team of experienced personal injury lawyers are on hand to assist you. When you have suffered injuries, your earning capacity can be greatly affected, you may encounter mounting medical costs that you didn’t foresee and you may have life-long pain and suffering through no fault of your own.

Claiming compensation after suffering injuries allows you the time and piece of mind to recovery faster knowing there is financial compensation to assist you. Entering into a claim for compensation under a no win no fee agreement allows you to afford your claim without needing to pay for the services of our experienced legal professionals upfront – you will pay some legal fees once your case is settled, but these will be deducted from your settlement amount. Your initial consultation is cost and obligation free and during this appointment we will explain in detail all possible outcomes and options available to you before you sign a client agreement with us.

If you need to speak with our team of no win no fee personal injury lawyers on the Gold Coast, we can arrange an appointment for your initial consultation – at home, at our offices, or at a location convenient to you – without pressure or jargon. If it’s time to talk, we’re here to help.

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Which Legal Services Do We Offer
No Win No Fee Claims For?
Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
If you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident of any kind, and you were not at fault, you may be eligible for a range of car accident compensation claim payouts through compulsory CTP insurance. Smith’s Lawyers Gold Coast can assist you with your motor vehicle accident claim.

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Workers Compensation Claims
Workers compensation covers you for damages such as pain and suffering, immediate and future medical expenses and loss of previous and future income and superannuation. Our Gold Coast team of experienced personal injury lawyers have years of experience making a difference to the lives of injured workers and ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve to get back on their feet.

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TPD Claims
Most superannuation policies include cover in the event the policy holder becomes sick or injured. In almost every case, you will need to be totally and permanently disabled and unable to work to move forward with superannuation and insurance claims – each superannuation policy is different and the level of cover will also differ.

Our team of personal injury lawyers on the Gold Coast are experienced in all manner of TPD claims and understand the importance such claims can have on clients’ lives.
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Public Place Injuries
If you’re injured in a public place, everyday things can suddenly become extremely difficult, like working, sleeping, or walking. If this happens, you may be covered for compensation under a public liability legislation. Compensation from a public liability claim can help cover loss of past and future earnings and superannuation, medical expenses as well as pain and suffering.

The Gold Coast is a bustling metropolitan city and public accidents are bound to happen, if you do find yourself injured due to someone else’s negligence then get in touch with our Gold Coast team of experts to talk through your options.
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Institutional Abuse
If you are a survivor of institutional physical or sexual abuse, we know that no amount of money can erase your trauma. You deserve to be listened to, believed and above all you deserve to be compensated for what happened to you.

Our team of compassionate Gold Coast lawyers will be with you every step of the way through your journey for compensation, we’re here.
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What Does No Win No Fee Mean?
No win no fee means that our team of Gold Coast personal injury lawyers agree to take on your compensation case and you will not have to pay legal fees upfront for the services rendered until your case is won, either inside or outside a court of law. This simply means Smith’s no win no fee personal injury lawyers Gold Coast agrees to take the risk of running the claim, assuming at best we will win the case.

Our no win no fee cost agreements mean the Smith’s Lawyers Gold Coast takes on the upfront costs of running your case on a speculative basis. You only pay fees on the completion of your successful claim and any fees owed are deducted from the final settlement amount. Most no win no fee law firms still have situations in which you could be left out of pocket. We are the first law firm in Queensland to remove all of these with our ‘No Catch’ promise. In over 25 years we have never had a client out of pocket.
How Do No Win No Fee Claims Work on The Gold Coast?
Our team of Gold Coast personal injury lawyers know how hard it can be to recover from a personal injury. Along with recovering from your injuries, you may find yourself left out of pocket from unexpected and extra medical expenses, you might not think you have enough money to take legal action. No matter your financial situation, you should still be awarded the possibility to pursue a personal injury claim, our no win no fee lawyers can help you get back on your feet.
If it’s time to talk, we are here and ready to help you. It costs nothing to call and ensure your legal rights are protected and you understand your rights to claiming compensation. Our no win no fee Gold Coast compensation lawyers can provide you with legal assistance without putting your financial security at risk. We focus on getting you the compensation you deserve.
When you engage us, we will take the time to listen to your story and truly understand the extent to which your injuries are affecting your everyday life for you and your family. We will take the time to explain to you in simple terms how your personal injury claim will work, what to expect, how your cost agreement works and give you a good understanding if your claim will be viable for you and your individual circumstances.
How Long Do No Win No Fee Claims Take?
All Gold Coast no win no fee personal injury claims have a limitation period of three years, as governed by Queensland legislation. Personal injury claims can take anywhere up to three years, and if they do not settle or come to a resolution in this time, action must be taken in the court to protect the limitation period.

As a rough guide, the majority of personal injury compensation claims can be completed within 12-18 months. The reason it appears to take so long to settle personal injury claims is simply because it takes time for your injuries to become stable and you need your injuries to stabilise to ensure medical experts can determine the likely long-term impacts of your injuries. Very complicated matters can take longer than these estimated timeframes.
How Are No Win No Fee
Fees Calculated?
By entering into a no win no fee contract, each party will understand their legal obligations and these will be clearly set out in your Agreement. Once you have spoken to our experienced team of lawyers and agree to have us work on your claim, we will step you through a Client Agreement. This Agreement sets out the work that we propose to do for you on your case, and what we expect from you in return.

The document sets out how our professional fees are calculated. As each claim can vary in complexity and circumstance, fees differ depending on the work performed for you as a client.

There are a manner of different fees that are calculated during a no win no fee compensation claim and they include; our lawyer fees, other legal fees, disbursements and in some cases, the other party’s legal fees.

While all no win, no fee personal injury lawyers operate differently, we do not charge a fixed percentage. We only charge for the work actually done and don’t charge at all unless we are successful in your claim.

There is a rule in Queensland that states legal fees can never exceed 50% of the compensation amount payable to you after statutory refunds and outlays. As we only charge professional fees for the work done, our fees typically equate to far less than this.
How Do I Find Out If I Have A No Win No Fee Claim?
If you suffer injuries while at work, on the roads or in a public place you don't have to worry about the whole process of making your claim or the legal fees involved. Here at Smith's Lawyers Gold Coast, we offer free consultation services to kickstart your no win no fee compensation claim. As mentioned before, we also have a no-win no fee, no catch policy.

Get in touch with us to give yourself the best opportunity to receive the maximum compensation possible for your claim. If it’s time to talk, we are here to listen and help.
Other Common Questions
What happens if I lose my no-win-no-fee case?
Our expert team will do everything they can to build a successful case for your claim. In the unlikely event that your compensation claim is unsuccessful with Smith’s Lawyers then our risk-free ‘No Catch’ promise means you won’t pay a cent to us or to anyone else. Typically, with no win no fee cost agreements at other firms, if the claim is lost in court then you may be liable for the insurers (other side’s) legal costs.
Is there a catch with no win no fee?
Most no win no fee cost agreements contain a clause that means that, if you go to court and lose, you may be liable for the other side's legal costs which can be substantial. You shouldn’t have to face the risk of being worse off for making a claim. We are the first Queensland compensation law firm to remove all risks with our ‘No Win. No Fee. No Catch’ promise. There are no circumstances where you can be left out of pocket.

Contact

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18 Bay Street, Southport QLD 4215
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1800 960 482
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(07) 5591 2555
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help@smithslawyers.com.au

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Getting there

Our Gold Coast office is conveniently located near the Southport tram stop, which is a 300m walk away.

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Our closest bus stop is on Scarborough Street at Marshall Lane, on routes 704, 711, 712, 713, 715 and 719.

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There is street parking available outside the office.

Lodge A "No Win No Fee" Claim
If you suffer injuries while at work, you don't have to worry about the whole process of making your claim or the legal fees involved. Here at Smith's Lawyers, we offer free consultation services for injured workers looking to kickstart their claims. As mentioned before, we also have a no-win no fee, no catch policy.
Get in touch with us to give yourself the best opportunity to receive the maximum compensation possible for your claim.
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