Time limits for QLD compensation claims?

Are there time limits for injury compensation claims in QLD?


In Brisbane, The Gold Coast and all across Queensland, there are time limits that apply to making a claim for personal injuries.

These time limits are very strict and are set by Statutory law. In QLD this can vary from 1 month to 9 months or longer.

In NSW, three years as a time limit generally applies for starting and settling a claim with the NSW Motor Accidents Authority. 

VIC is entirely different and in some cases you may have up to six years to resolve your claim.

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Frequently asked questions about time limits on compensation claims

In Queensland, if you are claiming for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident or you are making a public liability claim, you must place the party you consider to be at fault on notice of your claim within 9 months of the injury occurring.

Or within 1 month of your consultation with a solicitor in relation to your claim, whichever occurs first.

If you miss these time limits you have to provide good reasons why you should be permitted to proceed with your claim.

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If you were injured and you are not able to identify the vehicle that caused the accident, then claim for compensation is against the Nominal Defendant. then stricter time limits apply to providing a compliant Notice of Claim to the Nominal Defendant.

Your notice period is reduced to 3 months and the Notice of Claim lodged must be compliant with the provisions of the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 within 9 months of the accident or you lose all rights to claim compensation.

Where you are making a compensation claim for a work accident in Brisbane, The Gold Coast or anywhere in Queensland, you have 6 months from the date of the incident or becoming aware of your injury to make your worker’s compensation claim.

When making a Common Law damages claim for work injury in Queensland, if your work injury occurred in the period 15 October 2013 to 30 January 2015, then there are cases where the 3 year time limit may not apply, as the legislation applying to such claims, effectively reduces the time limit to 2.5 years.

Yes. When your injury happened is important. If your injury occurred outside this period (before or after the period 15 October 2013 to 30 January 2015) then the overall 3 year time limit applies to your claim.

However, in the case of injuries after 30 January 2015, your time period for bringing your claim may be extended in certain limited circumstances where specific steps set out in the legislation applying to work injury claims are complied with.

In short, yes. Time limits for bringing claims in Queensland for injuries occurring at work or in the course of work are however very complex.

If you think you may have a right to claim for an injury at work, you should contact The Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible to ensure that you are not missing out on your right to claim due to time limits that apply to it.

That’s correct. In workers’ compensation claims, there are numerous strict time limits that apply to various stages of the workers’ compensation claim and Common Law claim, many only allowing 20 days in which to bring appeals or the appeal right is lost.

It is very important and it cannot be stressed enough, to seek legal advice in work injury claims as soon as possible when you receive any official documents from the workers’ compensation insurer.

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How much compensation did other people get awarded for their injuries?

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These include compensation for injury at work as well as car accident injuries, workplace injury and slips, trips and falls. You may have suffered an injury that means that you can’t return to work. We assess the type of injury that you have suffered and will look at current medical reports, the costs of your future medical treatment, along with important factors such as whether you are left with a total and permanent disability.

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