Arnold Thomas & Becker is a group of fiercely dedicated legal experts who fight for the rights of injured people across Victoria. We offer a free, no-obligation assessment of your claim from down to earth, friendly and approachable lawyers.
We will secure the best possible compensation for you, whatever your background or circumstances. When it comes to obtaining justice our team are fearless, regardless of the size and resources of our opponents.
As a result of the hotel quarantine outbreak, people who have suffered personal injuries and associated loss and/or damage and may be entitled to compensation.
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Talk to an experienced lawyer before you contact the Scheme and make sure you have the best chance to receive the maximum redress.
We offer affordable representation so your compensation isn’t eroded by legal fees, along with a no win no fee policy so you won’t pay any fees unless your claim is successful.
We know that a personal injury is a traumatic event that can have a significant impact on your quality of life and financial security, both now and in the future. Our compensation lawyers also know that making a claim for compensation is a daunting prospect and for most people, they won’t know where to start. Our job is to make the whole process easy and stress-free, and it’s something we pride ourselves on. Best of all, we do this on a ‘no win, no fee’ model.
In Victoria, claims can be made depending on the type of accident that caused the injury. Workplace injuries and transport accidents are covered by specific legislative schemes while other types of claims are made directly against the party responsible. That means you can make a TAC claim for compensation if the accident happened in Victoria even if you were at fault and no matter what kind of vehicles were involved, including pedestrians and cyclists.
A personal injury lawyer is going to be your strongest advocate in the courtroom and will ensure that every legal precedent and law is covered so you are getting the best possible assistance in your compensation claim. Your personal injury lawyer will be a strong and compelling communicator as well as a brilliant negotiator and they will make strong decisions for you, taking the emotion out of these decisions which can cloud people’s judgement in times of pain and trauma.
The legal system can be a lengthy process as well so enlisting the services of a professional personal injury lawyer is going to help expedite this process. Your lawyer will also be able to help connect you to the best and most affordable medical services as well so that you can get the most from your compensation.
A question we receive all the time is “why can’t I handle my claim on my own?”. For many, simple compensation claims that are straight forward, you can indeed handle the paperwork yourself and receive the compensation you deserve in a stress-free manner. This often applies in cases where the injury is not severe and the individual remains able to work, is not under enormous financial pressure because of medical bills and they are able to remain mobile because their injury has not halted their ability to drive or even work.
In those cases it is probably not worth getting a personal injury lawyer, because you might lose too much in fees from a relatively small compensation package. But for most personal injury claims there are a lot of complex circumstances that necessitate enlisting the support of a personal injury lawyer.
Getting a personal injury lawyer means you are gaining access to a professional who understand the system and is able to make objective decisions. We understand that this is a traumatic period of time for you and we are your representative to ensure all of the correct decisions are made to ensure you are getting the compensation you deserve and need for your ongoing medical and other expenses.
When you enlist the support of Arnold Thomas & Becker Lawyers you are going to get much more than just a legal representative beside you in court. We will be there from the beginning of the journey right through until the final payment of the compensation you deserve and will perform a range of tasks to assist you along that journey.
That begins with the initial investigation process to arm ourselves with as much information as possible to ensure we have all of the details necessary to ensure your case is a winner. During this process we will work with you to assemble details including:
Then once all of this information has been collated it will be reviewed and then finally contact will be made with the insurer or person/business/organisation responsible so that the process of seeking compensation can begin. But we do not immediately demand this compensation or go straight to work, instead the process begins with a negotiation process.
Personal injury lawyers speak with insurance companies regularly and we know how to negotiate with them to ensure you get the best possible deal so in many cases the right level of compensation can be secured without the need to go to court. We will be able to identify any lowball offers or when they are trying to take advantage of you so that you will not walk away with a lower amount than you deserve.
If the insurance company fails to offer a fair settlement, or the compensation you deserve is higher than their maximum payment amount, then we will prepare the pleadings and take the matter to court to get you the result you deserve. We are highly versed in court procedures and will be able to speed this process up, certainly getting it through much faster than if you tried to lodge the claim independently.
At Arnold Thomas & Becker, our personal injury solicitors and lawyers can assist with many types of personal injury claims including:
To start your claim for injury compensation, speak to one of our lawyers straight away by calling 1300 333 300. You can also receive a call back by filling out the form below.
“Arnold Thomas and Becker represented me in helping me with my TAC claim.
The service provided and result they obtained well exceeded any expectation.
My phone calls were always returned. I consistently received clear and informative updates and advice.
The TAC made a final offer before my case was about to go to hearing and I was not happy with it.
Arnold Thomas and Becker fought for my rights in court for five days and I got a jury verdict for compensation which was well over $100,000.00 greater than the TAC’s final offer.
I am very happy with my solicitor Larry Dent and would recommend them to all of my friends and family.”