Whiplash Claims – No Win No Fee Compensation Lawyers

Whiplash Injury Car Accident Compensation Claim

If you are suffering from whiplash symptoms such as neck pain, headaches and spinal pain due to a road accident and you were not at fault you may have a valuable whiplash claim for compensation and vbr Lawyers are ready to assist you. Did you know that the statistics published by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission of Queensland reveal that the average whiplash claims payout for people without a lawyer are about $8,000.00 and for people who retain a lawyer the average whiplash claims compensation payout in Queensland, Australia is about $80,000.00.

  • No Win – No Fee Whiplash Injury Claims
  • Senior Lawyer acting for you from start to finish
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  • 30% cap on professional fees
  • We will arrange for the CTP insurer to fund your medical expenses and rehabilitation
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  • Offices in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast
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    There are very strict time limits that do apply to making this type of claim and we would be delighted to advise you of the time limits that apply to your particular case and at no obligation or cost. Don’t be misled into thinking that the road accident compensation system is something that you can deal with yourself.
    Valuable compensation may be available but it is essential that you have expert legal representation. The statistics from the Motor Accident Insurance Commission in Queensland reveal that the average settlement for someone who does not use a lawyer is about $8,000.00. If a car accident lawyer is retained, the average settlement is in the order of $90,000.00

    For a confidential and obligation free initial whiplash claim advice, contact John, Greg or Sean

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    If you have whiplash due to a road accident and the accident was not your fault then you will have a claim. Strict time limits apply for lodging claims so don’t delay in seeking advice. You have 9 months from the date of the accident to lodge the claim with the insurer of the vehicle at fault and 3 years from the date of the accident to commence court proceedings.

    Once you have retained us, we take care of preparing and lodging any and all whiplash claim forms and making sure court proceedings are commenced and on time. Your claim will be covered or paid by the insurer of the driver or person at fault. We can assist in finding out all the necessary details for you to be able to make a claim. You are entitled to submit a claim to the insurer of the vehicle at fault. Once the claim has been lodged, we can and will assist with your medical and rehabilitation needs by dealing with the insurer and your health care providers.

    When your whiplash injuries have settled down and stabilised, we can seek and recover for you monetary compensation for the following:-

    (a) Pain and Suffering;

    (b) Loss of Wages or Income;

    (c) Future Loss of Wages or Income;

    (d) Past and Future Loss of Superannuation Benefits;

    (e) Out of Pocket Expenses;

    (f) Past and Future Medical Treatment Costs;

    (g) In some cases, Past and Future domestic Care and Assistance;

    (h) In some cases, a healthy contribution towards your legal costs which at vbr Lawyers will equate to at least 50% to 70% of your total legal bill being paid by the insurer.

    No. A whiplash injury from a road accident can cause symptoms of pain at all levels of the spine including the neck, mid-back and the lower back. This can have associated pain symptoms including severe headaches that affect eye-sight and sleep patterns. In some cases, depending on the level of the spine affected by the road accident whiplash injury, there can also be neurological symptoms such as pins and needles in the fingers, hands and wrists, or pins and needles and numbness in the legs.

    Other symptoms associated with whiplash caused by road accidents can include shoulder pain either from direct trauma such as from a seatbelt during the force of the collision as well as pain radiating from a whiplash neck injury into the shoulders.

    Yes. Only a minority of the claims we make involve claims for people who have been forever prevented from working by whiplash injuries. Most whiplash claims we make involve are for people who are still working, but with some ongoing symptoms and problems. Valuable compensation is still recoverable in that situation, because while you may be back at work, your capacity for work might not be the same as it once was. In any case the best thing to do is to notify the insurer of your claim as soon as possible. If it turns out you are completely symptom free and the claim does not proceed, you will owe nothing to us or anyone else.

    We strongly recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as possible because the moment you have sustained a whiplash injury from a road accident, you have a potential whiplash claim. Your potential claim and the value will be determined by complex laws. Accordingly, you should get proper legal advice and we are happy to provide it to you and at no obligation.

    An expert in personal injury law will be able to promptly advise you of your rights, the whiplash claims process, what needs to be done and when and answer any and all questions you might have about your rights, how to run and win the whiplash case, advise on whether the whiplash case can be won and, if so, how long it might take to complete and the likely full value of the claim. It is not mandatory or compulsory for injured people to retain a lawyer, however, the information we have from the Motor Accident Insurance Commission reveals that when injured people do not use a lawyer for a whiplash claim, the average settlement is less than $10,000.00. When lawyers are acting for injured people with whiplash, the average settlement is over $85,000.00.

    If the value of your claim is very small, we will advise you. If the value is so small that the legal costs would eat into or erode the value of the claim, we will advise you of this and as early as possible. 

    If the value of your claim is moderately sized or if it is a significant, you also will be very pleasantly surprised and relieved about our fee structure and fee policy as compared with the larger firms. We guarantee it.

    There are strict time limits for making a whiplash claim.

    Firstly, there is a 9 month time limit from the date of the accident to submit the Notice of Accident Claim Form with the compulsory third party insurer of the vehicle at fault or 1 month from your first meeting with a lawyer regarding the claim, whichever is the earlier.

    If you meet with us, we will prepare and lodge your whiplash claim for you and at no obligation. We are not aware of any other firm in Queensland who provides this service.

    In the event that you make a full recovery from your whiplash injuries within a few months of the accident and the whiplash claim is not economically viable to proceed with legal representation, we will not charge you anything for the professional time we have spent meeting with you, and preparing and lodging the claim.

    We provide this service to our clients to immediately remove any concerns or stress about seeking legal advice early and with respect to legal costs.

    We strongly recommend that you get early legal advice regarding your rights and to ensure that any and all whiplash claim forms are prepared accurately and lodged promptly and to provide a legal buffer between you and the insurer.

    The sooner the insurer knows about your accident and whiplash injuries, costs and financial losses, the earlier you will receive medical treatment and rehabilitation and paid for by the insurer.

    If you were injured by an unidentified or unregistered vehicle then stricter time limits apply. You have three months to lodge with the Nominal Defendant or one month from your first meeting with a lawyer , whichever is the earlier. The benefit of engaging an expert personal injury lawyer to look after you and your claim is that it immediately becomes the responsibility of your lawyer to take care of the time limits and to make sure the documents are lodged or filed on time.

    Secondly, there is a three year time limit from the date of injury to commence court proceedings if you have suffered whiplash injuries from a road accident. If court proceedings are not commenced within three years of the date of accident/whiplash injury, your right to commence or pursue a compensation claim or claim for damages will be lost forever. Commencing court proceedings is only ever necessary if we have been able to resolve or settle your whiplash claim at the initial settlement conference which is called the compulsory conference. Many cases but not all claims settle at the compulsory conference. We are able to resolve some cases even before the compulsory conference.

    Approximately 99% of all of the cases John and Greg have taken on over the past 45 years of combined legal practice has been able to be settled or resolved out of court or prior to trial. If you retain John or Greg from vbr Lawyers regarding your personal injury claim, the responsibility of lodging the claim on time and before the time limit expires immediately becomes our responsibility.

    Based on our collective experience in running and resolving whiplash claims over 45 years, it usually takes 6 to 18 months to resolve from the date of the accident. We will explain the likely legal fees upfront and from day one. We provide industry leading transparency regarding our fee structure and fee policy. What’s more, no matter what happens or at what stage your whiplash case settles, the professional costs will not under any circumstances exceed 30% of the value of the claim.

    Example

    If your whiplash case settles for $100,000.00 clear of any and all statutory refunds, we will not charge more than $30,000.00 for professional costs.

    Even if we had incurred say $50,000.00 worth of professional costs to achieve the settlement and to win the case, your bill for our professional costs will not exceed $30,000.00

    Using the same example, if we incurred only $15,000.00 worth of professional costs to achieve the settlement, you would of course be charged $15,000.00 not $30,000.00

    We are confident you will find our fees and charges to be extremely reasonable.

    We can provide immediate assistance with this. From the moment you retain us regarding your claim we will:-

    (a) Prepare and lodge the claim for you;

    (b) Find out what medical and/or rehabilitation needs you have which are not being met;

    (c) We will communicate with your treating doctor/s and arrange a treatment plan to be provided to the insurer;

    (d) We will follow up with the insurer to make sure they action the treatment plan/s with priority;

    (e) Once we have received funding approval from the insurer, we will keep an eye on your medical and rehab needs to make sure the insurer is doing everything it should and can to assist with your recovery.

    In our experience, it usually takes 6 to 18 months from the date of the road accident for your whiplash case to settle.

    Very few whiplash cases end up going to trial in our experience. Less than 1% of the whiplash cases that John and Greg have taken on over the past 45 years of combined experience have ended up in a court room. John and Greg have also considerable court room and trial experience and success should your whiplash case require judicial supervision which is highly, highly unlikely.

    The most likely result is your whiplash case will settle. 100% of our focus and energy is directed to:-

    (a) Resolving the case as soon as possible;

    (b) Keeping the legal costs as low as possible;

    (c) Providing an industry leading client experience in terms of quality of legal work, client care and affordability

    Yes. We offer our services to our clients on a “No Win – No Fee” basis. At vbr Lawyers, our No Win – No fee policy is this:-

    (a) You will only ever pay legal fees for the work we do at the end of your claim and if and only if you win;

    (b) We will fund and run the whiplash case for you and the legal costs will come out of your settlement monies which are paid by the insurer;

    (c) In the very, very unlikely event that your claim goes to court and in the even more unlikely event that a trial is required and you lose, you would still pay us nothing but you are likely to be ordered by the court to pay the other side’s legal costs.

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    04:11 12 Mar 21
    Nice secure office & friendly staff.
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    Jaons Vi
    05:30 20 Jan 21
    I’m very pleased with the vbr team on the Gold Coast. Beth and her team did an excellent job getting all my insurances... sorted out for me. Fast and prompt and professional service from start to finish.Would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs help with a workplace injury or TPD.Thank you very muchread more
    Brad Alexander
    Brad Alexander
    11:25 25 Nov 20
    Greg, Emma and the team did a fantastic job, very professional & thorough. They were happy to explain each stage of the... process and break down the jargon. I would highly recommend the team at VBR Lawyers.read more
    Caroline Neves da costa
    Caroline Neves da costa
    12:55 08 Oct 20
    I can not recommend Beth and the rest of the team at VBR Lawyers enough. They showed authentic care for me and made me... feel comfortable at all times.read more
    adam thomas
    adam thomas
    19:52 03 Sep 20
    Very professional team went above and beyond would highly recommend them to anyone who needs an injury lawyer!!!
    William Crick
    William Crick
    12:32 08 Jul 20
    I highly recommend Greg and the team from vbr lawyers, for the great professional and personal service, they went above... and beyond all expectationsWill definitely use them the next time they’re neededread more
    Cath Beavis
    Cath Beavis
    23:13 16 Jun 20
    A very smooth process - a big thank you to Zach, Beth and the team. Very professional service and I would highly... recommend vbr lawyersread more
    William priest
    William priest
    04:50 29 May 20
    You will not find a more professional ,caring and supportive law firm anywhere. Many thanks to Greg , Ray and the team... at VBR law for everything you have done. I cannot thank you enough for your support.read more
    Kate Barrell
    Kate Barrell
    23:42 19 Mar 20
    I can’t speak highly enough of Zach and the team at VBR. They took on my case after another law firm stuffed it up, and... I had been turned away by other firms as a result. They were professional, caring and supportive throughout, keeping me up to date the entire journey. They achieved a result that far exceeded our expectations. These guys care about what is ‘right’. They put their heart and soul into it for me. Completely grateful to have them on my side. .I thoroughly recommend them.read more
    Michael Amadio
    Michael Amadio
    06:29 14 Nov 19
    Greg and Ray were very professional and thorough with handling of my claim. Staff, Eleanor and Caitlin, were very... helpful with handling and redirecting my queries both over the phone and via email. Highly recommended.read more
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