Frequently asked questions

LEGAL TERM NOTE: Please note that the terms ‘defendant’ and ‘respondent’ are used interchangeably – both simply mean the person or company being sued for damages in a personal injuries claim. In some cases there may be more than one defendant e.g. a builder who failed to make adequate safety checks on the work of a subcontractor whose negligence then caused an injury.

Will I have to go to court?

Ninety-nine per cent of cases are settled in the conference and mediation stage.

That’s why it’s important to engage a personal injuries compensation lawyer who can represent you in negotiations with the defendant and obtain the best possible outcome without the costs and stress of going to court.

How long will a claim take?

All claims are unique, the time it takes to settle an injuries compensation claim is determined by four factors:

  • The extent of your injuries
  • The number of respondents
  • The evidence that must be gathered to build a strong case
  • The legal process

Every case is different, which is why we need to understand the details of your personal accident first. Generally speaking, the sooner you start your claim, the sooner you will receive a settlement.


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