• Personal Injury Lawyers in Melbourne

Personal injury compensations claims can arise from both physical or psychological injury resulting from the actions of other people. Compensation can be claimed for wide range of injuries, including injuries occurring in a public place, workplace injuries and vehicle accidents. The personal injury lawyers at Pentana Stanton Lawyers can assist our clients with personal injury compensation claims across all States and Territories within Australia. 

In addition to lump sum compensation sums, individuals who have suffered an injury owing to the negligence of another party can claim compensation covering the cost of medical expenses, material damages, non-monetary damages and past and future loss of earnings (economic loss).

Pentana Stanton Lawyers’ personal injury team provides advice in an understand manner so that you recognise the merits of your case and ensure you receive everything you are entitled to claim. Our lawyers provide direct and accessible assistance across Melbourne with locations in Melbourne CBD and across South East Melbourne, specifically in Dandenong. Our personal injury lawyers can also arrange home and hospital consultations, ensuring that wherever you are, our personal injury lawyers can assist.

Our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience, working within Melbourne Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. If you have suffered an injury, contact our experienced team of personal injury lawyers today. If you have been injured in your Melbourne workplace, on the road or in any other way, contact us so that we can assist you with claiming all the compensation that you are entitled to. 

Compensation Law

Workers’ compensation is a system that compensates injured workers who have suffered injuries during their employment.  Injured workers can claim compensation from their employer or employer’s insurance due to negligence or breach of statutory duties. 

You may also be entitled to a personal injury claim if you have sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Initial payments for vehicle related accidents are claimed through the Transport Accident Commission, and can include:

  • Impairment Benefits
  • Compensation to cover medical expenses

In addition, you may also have a claim to common law damages.

Our person injury lawyers can assist you with all of these claims either through negotiation with the responsible party or through litigation at court. 

Lawyers for the Injured

We encourage anyone who believes that they may have a personal injury compensation claim to contact us to receive legal advice regarding their entitlements. Insurance companies often attempt to settle claims quickly but for a much smaller amount than what you may have received if you have experienced legal representation from a personal injury lawyer. 

Medical Negligence

Medical advice from doctors or healthcare organisations requires a significant level of trust. Usually, we have to accept the advice given at face value and simply agree to proceed with the treatment that our doctors instruct.

In situations where a doctor or healthcare organisation has given advice, or failed to give advice, resulting in adverse consequences to ones health, then compensation for medical negligence may be applicable. Our personal injury lawyers can assist you to claim compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering or other types of loss.

There are some important dates to remember for medical negligence claims. You must bring a personal injury claim within three years from the date that you become aware of the harm or loss suffered; any further delay will make it extremely difficult to make any claim for compensation.

Superannuation Insurance Claims

When you have an injury or illness that is preventing you from working, you are often eligible to make a claim on your superannuation fund.  Your superannuation claim may exist even if your injury or illness is not solely related to your employment.

Our lawyers will ensure that you receive everything you are entitled to from your superannuation account balance or through claim a lump sum payout from your super fund.

Transport Accident Injuries

Transport accidents claims are made under the TAC which is the Victorian no-fault accident compensation scheme. Transport accidents can occur whenever you are travelling regardless of whether you are in a private or public vehicle.  Regardless of the type of vehicle you are travelling in, you will likely be entitled to a compensation claim if you have suffered physical injuries or psychological harm. Let our tenacious advocates help you obtain compensation covering a range of benefits, subject to the details of your case.

There are important time limits for lodging vehicle accident claims, with some states allowing just 28 days from the date of the accident.
It is imperative that you contact one of our personal injury lawyers as soon as possible following the accident. 

Work Injuries

A workplace injury is any injury (physical or psychological) that occurs during your employment. Workplace accidents cost the Australian economy $60 billion annually. Workplace injury claims Common on-the-job personal injuries include sprains and strains; fractures; open wounds; contusions; tissue disorders; spinal injuries; hernia; deafness; burns and dislocation.

The effect of an injury can be minor yet disruptive or devastating for employees and their family. It is critical that you report any injury you may have suffered at work to your employer immediately, see a healthcare practitioner and gather medical evidence, and consult us to lodge a claim and understand your rights as well as your employer’s legal obligations.

Public Liability

If you have been injured in a public place or business premise owing to the fault of another party, you may also be entitled to compensation. Most public liability claims are the result of incidents such as falling on a slippery surface or falling over on an obstacle or tripping hazard. 

Our lawyers will help you understand if someone’s failure to uphold an appropriate duty of care has resulted in your injury If a negligent act has occurred, our personal injury lawyers will also be able to advise regarding the avenues of recourse and identify the compensation that you are entitled to. 

Contact our personal injury lawyers at Pentana Stanton Lawyers in Melbourne  and Dandenong today to book your initial appointment by calling us on (03) 900 22 800.