Do you have a Personal Injury Claim?

2022-10-31T17:15:45+10:0014/11/2022|General, Injury|

Do you have a Personal Injury Claim?

Do you have a Personal Injury Claim? 7 Questions to ask yourself

You can make a personal injury claim if you have been involved in a car accident or hurt in a workplace accident. Check out these five questions to see if you have a claim.

  1. Have you been involved in a car accident as a driver or passenger or
  2. Have you been hurt in an accident at your workplace?
  3. Have you been unable to work or changed to different duties due to the accident?
  4. Has the accident put your life on hold while your injuries improve?
  5. Have you had to change your lifestyle due to the accident?
  6. Did the accident happen in Queensland?
  7. Did the accident happen in the last three years?

personal injury claim is a submission made to an insurance company. It allows you some breathing space to get your life back on track. Unfortunately, sometimes Personal injuries or accidents can delay our life goals. Revolution Lawyers have seen this happen countless times. 

It’s our goal to ensure you and your family can get back to what is most important without any more interruptions! 

If someone else has been carelessly negligent, causing you a personal injury, you may have a right to financial compensation to help get you back on your feet.

This insurance is designed to provide financial compensation to ensure that your life goals aren’t on pause due to someone else’s carelessness.

The compensation can reimburse lost wages, superannuation, pay for past and future treatments, medications, physiotherapy, and even medical expenses.

Simply put, it can cover the financial cost of the changes in your life from the accident.

If you need clarification on any of the above, contact your local Revolution Lawyer. Revolution Law specialises in Motor Vehicle Claims, Worker’s Compensation, and TPD Claims. We are proud to have a supportive client history with 5-star reviews on Google.

If you need help, we offer free compensation and are eager to set you up to win and get your life back on track!

Personal Injury Claims: Expectations vs Reality Ticking the Right Boxes


Personal Injury Claims: Expectations vs Reality

True Story. It was bucketing rain with flooding everywhere, saturating the ground and overflowing the rivers. A phone call comes into our office. A young person has just purchased takeaway food at a local Multinational Fast Food Outlet. She walked outside, slipped on the wet path, and fell, hurting her wrist. She rang us hoping for a significant compensation payout.

We asked the questions to tick the boxes:

  1. Have you been to the doctor or hospital?
  2. Are you employed, and will this injury stop you from working?
  3. Will this injury impact your life long-term?
  4. Was there anything that this place could have done to prevent your accident?
  5. The accident has happened anywhere in Queensland.

In this particular personal injury claim she had not seen a doctor (and did not intend to). She was unemployed, so the sore wrist would not impact income earnings. And with the heavy rain falling over the suburb, causing wet surfaces everywhere, there was nothing the Fast Food Giant could have done to prevent the fall.

To make any personal injury claims

  • There must be an insurer of the premises or facility you had the accident at.
  • There needs to be fault by the owners or occupiers of the premises. They should have / could have done something reasonable or within their duties to prevent your accident.
  • The injury has caused loss to you. It might be a loss of wages, employment or lifestyle.

We are not the lawyer for you if you want to scam an insurance company.

But we know accidents happen, and if they do, we can step in and advocate for you whilst you return to the best version of yourself. Some injuries cause permanent damage, and other injuries can eventually repair with surgery, medication, physiotherapy, counselling and other treatments over time. Whatever type of injury you have had, we are in this for the long haul with you and for you.

If you have had an accident, give us a ring, and we will chat. There are time limitations in making a personal injury claim so don’t hesitate too long!

How are Fees for my Personal Injury Claim charged?


How are Fees for my Personal Injury Claim charged?

We are focused on ensuring that our clients get the best value in their personal injury claim, while still maintaining the costs of running a sustainable practice. If you have ever wondered about how Law Firm’s charge fees for their personal injury claims then read on.

Hourly Fees

Our staff members are classified under different titles depending on their skills set and experience.  For meetings, conferences and phone calls our staff each have a different hourly rate dependent on their role. We charge per a unit of time (6 minutes) which is a portion of the set hourly fee. Perusing of documents, drafting and correspondence is charged per hundred words and is subject to different prices depending on whether it’s general communication verse detailed legal correspondence. Per 100 words verse charging hourly takes away any concern that our staff are slowly taking their time to fluff out legal fees. We track our time carefully using our software system, despite care taken and to the client’s benefit this software will never encapsulate the total hours we spend on each personal injury claim.

Large Scale Claim Fees.

At the end of the claim we weigh up work done verse the 50/50 rule.  For large scale claims we organise for an individual cost assessor to go through the file and assess those final legal costs because for large claims our legal fees won’t even come close to 50 % of the total settlement.  For large scale claims our clients benefit with our firms zero uplift fee. Many of our competitors charge a 25% uplift fee on their final legal costs as they see it as an entitlement to get more in their legal fees due to carrying the costs of the claim for an extended period and acting on a speculative basis.

Example Scenario

John’s claim settles for 500 thousand dollars.  Revolution Law arranges a legal fee cost assessment which comes in at 60 thousand dollars.  Revolution Law charges this fee. Competitors who entitle themselves to an uplift fee charge an additional 25%  fee which in this example equals an extra 15 thousand dollars.

We don’t believe in enforcing such an ‘entitlement’, you pay for work done and we wear the costs of running our business.

Small Scale Claim Fees

For small-scale claims we will leave the decision up to the client whether they wish to get the claims cost assessed or just opt for the 50/50 rule.  Clients recognise that for an average of  18 months of detailed legal work our costs are completely fair and reasonable. Clients who have engaged in other legal work with upfront costs are appreciative that they’ve had the benefit of the No Win No Fee policy in which their compensation is protected by the 50/50 rule.

Example Scenario

Jessie’s claim settles for 30 thousand dollars. After a total of 5 thousand in disbursements is paid back the remaining amount is 25 thousand dollars. Revolution Law can only charge 12,500 in legal fees even if we have conducted 35 thousand dollars’ worth of legal work.

Legal Fees Suck.

Yes, they do, we get that.  The expenses of running a law firm isn’t a walk in the park either. Running a matter for 18 months without charging any upfront fees or even requiring clients to fund their own medical reports and outlays is risky.  It’s a part of business. Our clients pay for a service provided and we work hard to ensure that our clients get the best possible outcome.

Why bother with a lawyer when you can run the claim yourself?

Simply put, even after legal fees are charged we will get you a better result in your hand. Averages of compensation payouts have been released in the 2017 Claimant Research Report conducted by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC).  These averages saw that Self-litigants averaged a total settlement amount of $13,481.94 and the average amount received in hand was $10,281.94. Comparatively, Claimants who were represented by a Lawyer averaged a total settlement amount of $93,305.46. The average amounts received in hand was $51,295.77.

Running a personal injury claim requires experience, expertise and time. The average figures of in the hand amount in the MAIC report shows that claimants can be some 40 thousand dollars better off with their in-hand payout even after legal fees.  ­­­­­­These figures speak for themselves and at Revolution Law we would be upfront with you when we initially assess your file if we think you could get a better in hand figure running the matter yourself.

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