Behind the scenes of a car accident compensation claim in Adelaide

Behind the scenes of a  car accident compensation claim in Adelaide

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, here is a brief explanation of some of the organisations and legal terms you are likely to encounter when making a compensation claim in Adelaide.

The word “damages” is what lawyers say when they mean compensation.  It generally takes the form of money paid to an injured person by or on behalf of the person who caused the injury.

The injured person is called the “plaintiff” or “claimant”.

The person who caused the accident is called the “defendant”.

Treatment Expenses In Car Accident Compensation Claims In Adelaide

Many types of treatment expenses can be claimed, including:

  • Treatment expenses in car accident compensation claims in Adelaide

    Ambulance

  • Hospital
  • General Medical (such as General Practitioner)
  • Specialist Medical (such as Spinal, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgeon, Pain Management, Psychiatrist, Rehabilitation, Occupational etc)
  • Pharmaceutical (prescribed and over-the-counter medication)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nursing
  • Attendant carers
  • Chiropractic
  • Devices, equipment, aids & supplies (crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, patient-lifters, TENS units etc)
  • Psychologist
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Acupuncture & acupressure

You do not need to seek permission from Allianz to have any specific type of treatment – this is a decision for you after discussion with your treating doctors.  However, if you wish Allianz to fund any treatment on an ongoing basis (ie before settling your car accident compensation claim), then you will need a prior referral from a treating doctor AND prior funding approval from Allianz.

Claiming Compensation for Loss of Earning Capacity After A Vehicle Accident in South Australia

Claiming Compensation for Loss of Earning Capacity After A Vehicle Accident in South Australia

New insurance laws in South Australia, which took effect in July 2013, have made seeking compensation after a vehicle accident more complex than ever before.

When it comes to future lost wages, your injuries must meet specific criteria before you are entitled to monetary damages.

The new laws have resulted in many roadblocks that only a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in South Australia can help you and your family to navigate.