If you’re thinking about making a truck accident claim, it’s a good idea to learn more about the laws and legislations regarding truck accidents, the rights you have and the type of compensation you may be eligible to receive. Read on to find out more.

Laws and legislation for truck accident claims in New South Wales

In NSW, an employee is not covered for compensable injuries for travel between home and work unless the employee can show there was a direct correlation between the employment and the accident where the personal injury occurred. This includes truck-related incidents too.

However, for general truck incident claims, you are protected under NSW law. Such laws include the NSW Motor Accidents Injuries Bill 2017. In New South Wales, people injured in a truck accident are entitled to make a claim for compensation for their injuries under the motor accidents compensation scheme. With truck accidents, the amount of compensation you receive will depend on the circumstances of the accident and the extent of your injuries.

What does truck accident compensation cover?

If you decide to make a truck accident compensation claim, you may be eligible to claim for some, or all, of the following:

  • Loss of earnings, both past and future
  • Medical expenses incurred during your treatment and rehabilitation
  • Additional assistance you now require because of the injuries you sustained in the accident
  • Pain and suffering experienced as a result of the accident

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the severity of your injuries and the impact of your injuries on your day-to-day life, the amount of compensation you may be eligible to receive may vary. To find out more about the compensation you may be able to claim, get in touch with our team of claim advisors. By sharing some information about your truck accident and your injuries, they can let you know whether you may have grounds to make a claim.

How long do truck accident claims take?

As every case is different, it can be difficult to determine just how long a truck accident claim will take. The time between lodging a claim and receiving compensation may vary depending on several factors, including the type of injuries you have sustained and their severity, and the length of time required for your injuries to sufficiently stabilise. Once your case has been assigned a truck accident compensation lawyer and they have assessed all the information available to them, they can provide you with an estimate of how long the process may take.

What costs are involved in making a truck accident claim?

What’s My Claim Worth operates on a no win, no fee basis, which means that legal fees will only need to be paid if your claim is successful. 

If your case does result in a positive outcome, some legal fees will need to be paid. Before you begin the process of claiming compensation, your lawyer will provide you with information about how much pursuing your claim will cost if a successful outcome is achieved. Every case differs in complexity, so their total cost, if successful, will vary. It’s important to consider this information carefully before moving forward with your claim.

How do you start the truck accident claims process?

If you have been injured in a truck incident in NSW, you may be eligible for up to $5,000 of immediate compensation for your hospital treatment.

If you are involved in a truck crash, you must stop immediately and provide as much help as possible to anyone else involved in the crash. If anyone is injured or killed, you should call the police and an ambulance – dial 000.

If you wish to pursue a CTP claim, you will need to lodge a Personal Injury Claim Form. Make sure that the truck incident has been reported to the police within 28 days and record the CTP details of the other cars or trucks involved.

If you wish to pursue a claim against your employer, make sure to report your accident and subsequent injury to your employer. Retain a Certificate of Capacity, which will detail your diagnosis. Then you must request a compensation claim form. To learn more about making a claim for your truck accident, get in contact with What’s My Claim Worth.

What is the claims process?

What’s My Claim Worth can help you start the process to get the result you need in your truck accident claim. Starting this legal process can result in monetary compensation for you.

It should be noted that this isn’t necessarily an easy process. Start the process today and speak to What’s My Claim Worth. Our claim advisors can assess the information you provide about your case and determine whether your truck accident case can progress.

Why should you choose What’s My Claim Worth?

What’s My Claim Worth’s team of claim advisors can help you to understand the value of your claim, as well as your eligibility to claim. Once confirmed, we can then put you in touch with the best legal professionals to handle your truck accident claim — no win, no fee (excluding defendant costs if the claim is litigated).

Frequently asked questions

How much compensation will you get for a truck accident injury?

The amount of compensation you’ll receive from your truck accident claim will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity of your injury, the circumstances surrounding your accident and the extent of the economic and non-economic losses you experience. After discussing your case with our team of claim advisors, your claim will be referred to specialist lawyers who can provide you with more information about the amount of compensation you’re likely to receive.

Do you need a lawyer to make a truck accident claim?
Although you don’t necessarily need to hire a lawyer to make a truck accident claim, their experience and expertise can help to make the process less stressful on your part. They can take you through the claim process, assist you in lodging your claim and continually pursue the case. If you were to make a claim on your own, you’d need to understand all relevant laws, know what your rights are and recognise what you could be entitled to.