frequently asked questions.

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FINANCIALS

Will I be out of pocket?

Will receiving Centrelink (or other benefits) affect my claim?

Do I have to pay for legal fees up-front?

Can undisclosed income or incomplete tax returns affect my claim?

How can I prove my income if I haven't lodged my tax returns?

How much evidence do I need to provide to prove my income?

Will owning a new business affect my payout?

How can I prove economic loss if I run a new business?

What evidence should I collect to prove my loss as a new business?

How do I know when to accept an offer from the insurer?

Why are lawyers so expensive?

How can I keep my legal costs down?

How can I have the lowest cost lawyer manage my claim?

What are the difference between flat rates and hourly fees, and which is better?

When are hourly-rates preferred over item-based?

How do I know if my lawyer's cost agreement is within my best interests?

What are the Court's Scale of Costs, and why are they imperative to my claim?

How much of my legal fees are recoverable by the other side?

What are 'professional fees' and what types of tasks do they cover?

What are 'disbursements'?

What is an 'uplift' fee?

What is a 'care and consideration' fee?

What is the maximum amount a lawyer can charge?

What is the 50/50 rule?

What are statutory refunds?

ACCIDENT DETAILS

I have been in an accident, what should I do?

I suffered an injury at work, can I make a claim?

How do I know who was at fault in a rear-ender?

I had a slip and fall, am I entitled to compensation?

What does public liability cover?

What if I was partially at-fault in my incident?

I don't have the details of the other driver, or it was a hit-and-run. What can I do?

tHE CLAIMS PROCESS

Will I need to go to court?

Who will pay for my compensation?

Can I change lawyers during my claim?

Can I run my own claim?

Can I bring a claim on behalf of my child?

Will making a claim directly affect the at-fault driver?

What is the nominal defendant and how do I start a claim against it?

Do I need to notify police?

How long do I have to bring a claim?

How long does a compensation claim take?

How do I start a claim for compensation?

What is CTP insurance?

How do I know if I qualify for compensation?

MEDICAL 

Do I have to hand over my medical records?

What does it mean to 'not have capacity'?

Do I HAVE to go to the doctor?

Will my rehabilitation (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, etc.) be paid for?

What is a medico-legal assessment and how do I prepare for it?

What are common conditions covered by compensation?

PEOPLE AND the FUTURE

What's involved in obtaining statements from employers and colleagues?

How does someone manage their compensation if they don't have the capacity to do so?

What're the risks or obstacles involved in setting up a disability trust?

MYTHBUSTERS

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