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Compensation

Compensation as a consequence of injury suffered as a victim of crime.

If you have a victim of crime and have been injured as a result of that criminal activity, you may be entitled to compensation under the Victims Compensation Act. You may also be entitled to be reimbursed for your expenses and lost wages.

Most superannuation policies have a disability insurance benefit attached to them. Commins Hendriks is able to assist you with a claim for compensation and recovery of benefits you may be entitled to if you are either partially or totally unfit for work as a consequence of injury, disease or disability.

It is essential to any claim that it is supported by the correct medical evidence and documentation and we have substantial experience in ensuring that the supporting evidence is the best available.

If you have suffered an injury or disability this will no doubt be one of the hardest times in your life, particularly if you are supporting a family, are unable to work or to do the things you used to be able to do.

If the injury or loss has been caused by the fault of another, you may be entitled to financial assistance to compensate and help you make life easier and to fund any ongoing treatment or other living expenses you may have.

Commins Hendriks can assist you with a claim for compensation for professional negligence and medical malpractice.

We have conducted some of the largest medical negligence actions in NSW. These cases include in particular incidents that occur at birth which include consequences such as cerebral palsy.

We have access to leading medical experts in Australia and overseas. We fully fund the investigation of our clients' entitlements.

The Law in relation to workers compensation is complex and varies between States. Time limits also apply so time is of the essence. It is important that the injury is reported quickly and that you obtain accurate and timely advice on lodging a claim.

If you have been injured at work or as a consequence of your work you may be entitled to compensation, including payment of your wages, treatment expenses, and also a lump sum payment. 

Commins Hendriks can assist you with a claim for compensation for injuries sustained in a public place or on someone else's property.

If you have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence, on someone else's property or as a consequence of a defect in goods or property, you may be entitled to claim lump sum compensation.

Examples of public liability claims are:

Whether you are a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian, if you have suffered injury as a consequence of another road user you may be entitled to compensation under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act.

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury you may also be entitled to compensation and assistance regardless of fault.

Special benefits also exist for children who have been injured irrespective of who caused the accident.