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Everyday Smith’s Lawyers helps Queenslanders, like you, make compensation claims and get the outcomes they deserve.
Having to make a claim can seem daunting, but by choosing Smith’s Lawyers, your team will guide you through the claims process and answer any questions you have along the way.
Our No Win, No Fee, No Catch® promise will protect you, and unlike most Sunshine Coast law firms, guarantees you will not have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses if your claim doesn't win in court.
No risks or upfront costs with our unique ‘No Win. No Risk. No Catch’ promise.
Free initial advice our Principal lawyer, Greg Smith. Available 7 days a week. Call, live chat or request a call back to get started.
All Queensland regions serviced from our Brisbane City & Gold Coast offices including Mackay, Gladstone, Cairns and Townsville.
We offer no obligation home visits to explain the claims process. Available across SE Queensland including Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba.
Our Sunshine Coast personal injury law firm is conviniently located halfway between Caloundra and Maroochydore in the hub of the business precinct at, Regatta 1 Business Centre, 2 Innovation Parkway. It’s a ten minute drive from Caloundra and Maroochydore, just off Kawana Way near Kawana Private Hospital and Home Central shopping centre.
With free initial advice on your personal injury our compensation experts will help you to understand your legal rights. You will have a clear idea of the path ahead and what timeframes you will be looking at until your claim is finalised.
We offer home visits at your house to answer any questions you may have. You can also choose to meet at our offices or do everything over the phone and email.
You’ll have a chat with the compensation lawyer taking on your case so they can gain a more detailed understanding of your case. Then your expert team will get started on building your claim.
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.
You have a right to make a workers’ compensation claim if you are an employee who has been injured at your place of work. Workers’ compensation claims can cover medical costs and lost wages. Your employer cannot force you to take paid or unpaid leave instead of lodging a workers compensation claim.
Injured workers are protected by state and federal laws from being unfairly dismissed or fired from work. So no, your employer cannot fire you or make threats to fire you if you make a compensation claim or report an incident or accident at work. If you are injured at work, your employer must take reasonable steps to provide rehabilitation and offer suitable work duties. They cannot fire you within 12 months after your injury solely because you are unable to perform your job. 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 if you are unable to do your job properly.
If you have sustained an injury 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 only applies if you are able to prove that you were not solely at fault in causing the accident.
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.
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”.
Many factors affect the money a person receives for a personal injury claim, there is no fixed figure. Some factors include, loss of past and future income, pain & suffering, medical costs and lost superannuation. Settlements are tax-free lump sum payments.
The insurer of the negligent party will pay your injury compensation. For injuries at work, 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.
As we offer a ‘No Win. No Fee. No Catch‘ promise, 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 fully explained before matter is opened.
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. The best way to find out if you have a claim is to speak to a personal injury lawyer and explain your specific situation.
Our ‘No Win. No Fee. No Catch’ promise means all claims with Smith’s are 100% risk-free. So, no, there is no risk of being left out of pocket in the unlikely event your claim is not successful. This is not the case for all legal firms, Most ‘no win, no fee’ promises 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.
Compensation covers you for damages such as pain and suffering, immediate and future medical expenses and loss of income.
If you live outside these regions then it’s not a problem. We service claims for clients right across Queensland