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PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS GOLD COAST

Suffered an injury at work, on the road or in a public place? Check your rights with our Gold Coast personal injury lawyers.

Smith’s Lawyers are experts in helping thousands of Gold Coasters like you make compensation claims and get the outcomes they deserve.

We offer the Gold Coast’s only no-risk promise that protects you from having to pay any out-of-pocket fees under our No Win, No Fee, No Catch guarantee. 

Smith’s Lawyers offer easy, no-obligation home or hospital visits to answer questions and explain our compensation process if this suits you.

100% Risk-Free Promise

No risks or upfront costs with our unique ‘No Win. No Risk. No Catch’ promise.

Free Initial Advice Today

Free initial advice from one of our senior Gold Coast personal injury lawyers. Available 7 days a week. Call, live chat or request a call back to get started.

Queensland wide service

All Queensland regions serviced from our Brisbane City & Gold Coast offices including Mackay, Gladstone, Cairns and Townsville.

No Obligation Home Visits

We offer no obligation home visits to explain the claims process. Available across SE Queensland including Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba.

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See the process for Gold Coast personal injury compensation claims with Smith’s Lawyers

Our Gold Coast personal injury law office in Southport:

Our Gold Coast personal injury law firm is located at 1/18 Bay St, Southport, QLD, 4215 in Southport CBD (the cnr of Bay Street and Rawlins Street). The office is next to Office Works and within a few minutes walk of the Southport Courthouse and Australia Fair. Our Southport office is easily accessible via tram and bus services. We have a free visitor parking spot and there is paid street parking outside. Our office also has disability access and facilities.

Gold Coast Personal Injury Lawyers Address
Address:
1/18 Bay St, Southport QLD 4215
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Smith's Gold Coast Personal Injury Lawyers Office Hours
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am -5pm
Sat-Sun: Closed
Nearest tram to Smith's injury lawyers
Nearest tram station:
Southport station. 350meters, 4 minute walk.
Nearest bus to Smith's Lawyers in Southport
Nearest bus:
Scarborough St, multiple routers, 300 metres, 3 mins walk.
Parking for Smith's Lawyers Southport
Nearest car park:
We have free visitor parking, access from Bay Street or metered street parking outside.
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Our personal injury claim process

Gold Coast personal injury law advice

Free expert advice.

We’ll help you to understand your legal rights with free advice on your personal injury during your initial chat with our compensation experts. By having a free initial chat with our expert personal injury lawyers, you will have a clear idea of the path ahead and what timeframes you will be looking at until your claim is finalised.

No obligation home visits to Gold Coast regions

No-obligation home visit.

We come to you to answer any questions you might have. You can also choose to meet at our offices or do everything over the phone and email.

Smith's personal injury lawyer team on the Gold Coast

Your team at Smith’s.

You’ll speak with the Gold Coast personal injury lawyer taking on your case who will gather more detailed information and then your team will get started on building your claim.

No win no fee settlements

Settling your case.

We will  build your case and seek to negotiate a tax-free lump sum settlement from the at-fault party’s insurer as compensation for your personal injury. And in the unlikely event that your case is not successful, we’ll cover the costs – so you won’t pay anything to us or anyone else.

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Your questions answered

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What are my rights as an injured worker?

If you are an employee who is injured because of your work you have the right to make a workers’ compensation claim to cover your medical costs and lost wages. Your employer cannot force you to take paid or unpaid leave instead of lodging a workers compensation claim.

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Could I Be Fired If I Make a Personal Injury Claim?

Your employer cannot fire you or threaten to fire you for making a workers compensation claim or reporting a workplace injury. Injured workers are protected from unfair dismissal and discrimination by many state and federal laws. In Queensland, your employer cannot fire you within… 12 months after you became injured, solely because you are not fit for your employment because of your workplace injury. Your employer must take reasonable steps to provide rehabilitation and suitable work duties that you are able to do. However, if your illness or incapacity is not because of a workplace injury and not the subject of a WorkCover claim then your employer may be able to let you go you if you are unable to do your job properly.

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What Do I Do If I’m Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident on the Gold Coast?

If you have been injured in a motor accident you may be able to make a claim for compensation under the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 (Qld) (the MAIA). However, this will only be the case if you are able to prove that you were not solely at fault in causing the accident.

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How Do I Make a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim?

Some CTP insurers may provide limited cover for at-fault parties in the event of serious injury or death – this will depend on the terms of your policy. The amount of compensation that can be awarded is governed by the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld). Ideally, you will agree compensation with the CTP insurer or Nominal Defendant. If you’re not…able to do so, you’ll have to go to court and have a judge decide how much you’re entitled to. If the accident occurred while you were travelling to or from work, or in the course of your employment, you may also be entitled to a workers’ compensation claim under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld).

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Can I claim if my Accident Happened On My Way to or From Work?

Yes. If you incur an injury while you are travelling to or from work you may be covered by WorkCover. This is referred to as a “journey claim”.

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How Much Compensation Can I Claim?

There is no fixed figure for personal injury compensation. It will depend on many factors, the largest of which will be the loss of past and future income. For example, the claim of a young worker whose whole career will be impacted is likely to have a larger claim than someone who is about to retire… (assuming the injury is similar). The claim can also include compensation for factors such as pain & suffering, medical costs and lost superannuation. Settlements are tax-free lump sum payments.

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Who pays for personal injury compensation?

The injury compensation will be paid for by the insurer of the negligent party. For work injuries then this will be WorkCover Queensland or the compulsory workers compensation insurer for your employer. Road accidents are covered by the CTP insurance of the at-fault driver. Public place accidents… are covered by public liability insurance of the at-fault party/venue.

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How Much Will My Personal Injury Claim Cost?

We offer a ‘No Win. No Fee. No Catch‘ promise, which means there are no upfront costs and you will never be left out of pocket. Fees are calculated on the amount of work done & will be explained before matter is opened.

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Are There Any Time Limits to Lodge a Personal Injury Claim?

Yes, strict time limits apply. Typically the limit is three years from the date of injury. However, some exceptions apply which may shorten the time limit. Securing reliable evidence to build a successful case can also be harder when it’s been a long time since the date of incident.

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Are There Any Risks Associated With No Win No Fee, No Catch? What happens if I lose in court?

No. There is no risk of being left out of pocket in the unlikely event your claim is not successful. Most ‘no win, no fee’ law firms include a clause in their terms and conditions to state you may have to pay the other side’s costs if you lose your case in court. However, our ‘No Win. No Fee. No Catch’ promise means all claims with Smith’s are 100% risk-free.

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Greg Smith and the team of expert Gold Coast lawyers are specialists in all areas of personal injury.

Areas include:

Work Injury Claims

Soft tissue injuries
Sprains and strains
Neck and head injury
Dislocations or fractures
Serious burns, lacerations or chemical exposure
Serious trauma
Finger and hand injuries
Wrongful death from an accident
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Motor Vehicle
Accident Claims

Whiplash injuries
Spinal injuries
Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI)
Paraplegia or quadriplegia
Trucking accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Cycling Accidents
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Public Place Injury
Claims

Slips, trips and falls
Injuries in rental properties
Injuries in private buildings/business
Injuries in public places
Psychological injuries
Food poisoning
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Compensation covers you for damages such as pain and suffering, immediate and future medical expenses and loss of income.

Our Gold Coast office services the whole region including:

Northern Gold Coast

Helensvale
Coomera
Ormeau
Yatala
Beenleigh

Central Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise
Broadbeach
Robina
Mudgeeraba

Southern Gold Coast

Burleigh Heads
Palm Beach
Coolangatta

Gold Coast Hinterland

Springbrook
Tamborine
Tallebudgera
Nerang

If you live beyond that then it’s not a problem. We service claims for clients right across Queensland.