Injured in a Road or Transport accident? We will help get the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been injured in a road or transport accident you may have a claim for compensation.
Who can make a TAC claim?
The TAC provides support and covers costs for those injured if you are a driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist and in some circumstances a cyclist.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident you can make a claim for compensation. A motor vehicle includes a car, truck, motorcycle, scooter, bus, train or tram.
To be able to access TAC benefits, your accident must have occurred in Victoria or it must involve a Victorian registered vehicle.
The TAC covers those injured physically and/or psychologically as a result of a road or transport accident. An injury can include a recurrence, aggravation, acceleration, exacerbation or deterioration of a pre-existing injury. The TAC also provides assistance for those who may have lost a loved one due to a road or transport accident.
A road accident injury can affect you physically, emotionally and financially. It can often be a stressful experience, for yourself and also your family. Zaparas lawyers understands how stressful making a TAC claim can be, we are here to assist you every step of the way.
What TAC Entitlements are available? Should I lodge a TAC Claim?
It is important to lodge a TAC claim, as you may be eligible for a range of benefits.
Whether you were at fault or not, you may be eligible for a range of benefits that include the following:
• Medical and treatment expenses including:
o GP appointments
o Hospital expenses
o Rehabilitation expenses
o Physical therapies including physiotherapy and other allied health services
o Specialist appointments
o Psychological/Psychiatric therapy
o Medication expenses
o Personal and home help services including cleaning, gardening and childcare assistance
o Equipment aids including shower stools and walking aids
o Occupational rehabilitation services
o Radiological scans and other investigations
o Travel expenses
• Weekly payments for lost wages if you are unable to return to your pre-injury duties or alternative employment
• Lump sum compensation for a permanent impairment
• Return to work services
• Superannuation entitlements
It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to understand your rights and entitlements.
What if the accident was someone else’s fault? Common Law Claims Explained
If we can establish that the accident was caused wholly or partially due to the negligence of another person, you can claim common law damages in addition to those listed above.
Common law damages include:
• Pain and suffering
• Loss of both past and future earnings
• Loss of enjoyment of life
• Lump sum compensation
There are two elements necessary for an injured person to recover common law damages;
1. The injury must be considered serious
2. The injury was caused as a result of someone’s negligence or fault
When can I lodge a claim?
A claim for compensation must be made within one year of the date of the accident or the date when you first realise you are injured as a result of a transport accident.
The TAC may consider a claim made outside this one year limit if reasonable grounds exist for the delay in making a claim, and it is made within three years from the date of the accident or the date you first realised you were injured.
The TAC will not consider any claims made outside this three year period, unless the injured person is less than 18 years of age at the time of the accident. In this case they have until the day before they turn 21 years old to make a claim.
How do I lodge a TAC claim?
There are three ways you can make a TAC claim:
1. Use the online lodgement form on the TAC website
2. Call TAC on 1300 654 329
3. Sometimes a hospital can lodge a claim on your behalf. If you are unsure if this has happened, please contact TAC on the number above and they will give you further advice.
Zaparas Lawyers are happy to assist you lodging your TAC claim. We understand this can be quite a daunting process, we are happy to assist you every step of the way.
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Why Zaparas Lawyers?
We understand that when you’re injured, your family and friends can feel the impact of your accident too. We know our clients rely on us to get the best outcome that’s why our road compensation experts will focus on getting you the benefits and compensation you’re entitled to.
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Zaparas Lawyers was recognised and awarded as leading TAC compensation lawyers in 2020.
At Zaparas, our experience and expertise lets us work with you to establish the full extent of your claim and the benefits that you’re entitled to receive.
Whether you were at fault or not, you still may be entitled to claim compensation for:
- Medical and related expenses
- Loss of earnings and earning capacity
- A lump sum for permanent injury, called an ‘impairment benefit’.
We understand that when you’re injured, your family and friends can feel the impact of your accident too. That's why we take the financial stress out of making a claim by offering our services on a 'No Win, No Charge' basis. This means if we don't win, you don't pay.
We know our clients rely on us to get the best outcome that’s why our compensation experts will focus on getting you the benefits and compensation you’re entitled to.