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Personal Injury Lawyers Melbourne

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.

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What can a personal injury lawyer do for me?

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 too, so that you can get the most from your compensation.

Is it worth getting a personal injury lawyer?

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.

What will your personal injury lawyer do?

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:

  • All of your medical bills, treatments and expenses incurred.
  • Lodging a police report.
  • Collating all information on the incident as every detail will be essential.
  • Finding surveillance footage including CCTV vision from nearby sources.
  • Witness statements from reliable sources.
  • All of the names, details and descriptions of all people involved.
  • If the personal injury claim is related to a road accident, all of the vehicle details, registration details and any and all information related to the incident.

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.

The best personal injury law firm in Melbourne

At Arnold Thomas & Becker, our personal injury solicitors and lawyers can assist with many types of personal injury claims including:

  • Workers Compensation: We can help you make a claim under the WorkCover system, even if the accident was your fault. Our personal injury lawyers will ensure you get the proper compensation so that you can take the time to recover without the fear of how you are going to pay your bills and put food on the table.
  • Road Accidents/Transport Accident Commission (TAC): If you have suffered an injury as a result of a road accident we’ll help you claim compensation from the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC). Our car accident lawyers make this process simple and painless for you, as we understand the trauma that comes along with personal injuries sustained in accidents as well as damage to a vehicle, including when it has been written off and there is insurance to navigate as well. We will get you the compensation you need to recover and the time you need to get back on the road.
  • Sexual Abuse: If you are a victim of sexual abuse we understand the importance of seeking compensation as a means of redress, and will fight for the compensation you deserve.
  • Public Liability: You can claim for damages if you have been injured in a public place and someone else is at fault. These governing bodies, event organisers and other entities are required to have public liability insurance to cover incidents like this and our injury claim lawyers in Melbourne will ensure you what you are entitled to.
  • Superannuation: We can help you make a claim from your superannuation fund if you are injured or develop an illness.
  • Medical Negligence: Have you been injured as a result of negligent medical advice or treatment? You may be able to claim for damages as you have a reasonable expectation to receive correct treatment from trained medical practitioners.
  • Class Actions: We represent ordinary Australians who have suffered injury and loss. When the actions of an individual, corporation or other entity have impacted many people or entire communities, we can take action on behalf of the entire group to ensure justice is served.
  • Product Liability:  Injured by a defective or unsafe product? You may be able to claim damages as manufacturers and retailers have a legal responsibility and duty of care to sell safe products.
  • Birth Injury: You and your child may be entitled to compensation if your child was injured during birth. Our personal injury lawyers understand this is a difficult and highly sensitive time and will work with your family with the proper professionalism and compassion to assist in recovering compensation so your family can move forward.
  • Asbestos Claims: You may be entitled to compensation if you have been exposed to asbestos products and have suffered injury. There are many legalities when it comes to the identification of asbestos, exposure, safe removal and protecting people from the deadly fibres that can get inside the lungs and cause irreparable damage.