If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, whether at work, in the home, or out in public, it’s possible you may have a claim for spinal injuries compensation.

Shine lawyers are spinal cord injury lawyers that can help you determine if you have a claim, and bring it forward on your behalf should you wish.  Our spinal injury lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay our legal fees at all unless we win your claim at the end. As part of our legal service we offer home or hospital visits at your convenience.

Common questions about spinal cord injury claims

What is the spinal injury compensation claims process?
Are there time limitations on making a spinal injury claim?
How do I make a spinal injury compensation claim?
What are the legal costs in making a spinal cord injury claim?
Who will pay the spinal injury compensation?
How much compensation could I receive following a spinal cord injury?
What can I claim spinal cord injury compensation for?
How long does it take to get the spinal cord injury compensation?

What is the spinal injury compensation claims process?

Shine Lawyers have spinal cord injury law experts that can help you make a claim under Queensland law. The legal process when it comes spinal injuries law can be different for every case, but generally, the below image gives a good indication of how someone moves through the process with Shine Lawyers.

Personal Injury Lawyers Claims Process

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Are there time limitations on making a spinal injury claim?

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury and are looking into your right to claim compensation, it’s important to realise that time limits or restrictions do apply.

These time limits can vary between Australian states and territories so we recommend you seek legal advice as soon as possible.

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How do I make a spinal injury compensation claim?

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone else’s actions, you may have a claim for compensation under Queensland law. Common types of spinal injury claims include bulging discs in the spine, whiplash spinal injuries, and other spinal cord injuries.

It doesn’t matter if the spinal injury resulted from your actions at work, on the roads, or out in a public place – depending on the facts of your situation, you may have a spinal injuries compensation claim.

Shine Lawyers are expert spinal injury lawyers that can help you find out if you have a claim, and bring it forward on your behalf. Our injury lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you won’t pay our legal fees for a spinal injury claim, unless we win your case at the end.

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What are the legal costs in making a spinal cord injury claim?

Shine Lawyers provide all personal injury legal services on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you won’t pay our legal fees unless we win your case at the end. Our legal fees depend on the work required to successful resolve your claim.

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Who will pay the spinal injury compensation?

Typically, compensation is paid from the insurance company of the person, business, or entity at fault rather than the specific person responsible.

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How much compensation could I receive following a spinal cord injury?

The amount of compensation you receive following a successful spinal injuries claim can depend on a number of factors. Typically, injuries of this nature can resolve in the five or six figure range, however it is possible that claims can resolve in the seven figure range depending on your individual situation.

Depending on the nature of your spinal cord injury, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the spinal injury, and your actual life path since the spinal injury.

Compensation Lawyers

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What can I claim spinal cord injury compensation for?

What you can claim for really depends on your situation and the facts of your particular spinal injury case.

Typically, compensation can be claimed for:

  • Home modifications
  • The cost of special equipment (insurance and maintenance costs included)
  • Special vehicle or modification costs to your vehicle
  • Paid nursing, respite or support worker care
  • Costs for maintaining your rehabilitation e.g. hoists, gym equipment
  • Medical supplies and pharmaceutical expenses
  • Psychological and psychiatric support
  • Costs associated with managing your compensation

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How long does it take to get the spinal cord injury compensation?

Typically, spinal cord injury compensation claims can be quite complex in nature and take many months to resolve. It depends on the facts of your particular situation. A Lawyer can advise you how long the case will likely take once they know more about your individual circumstances.

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