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Why you don’t get a lawyer, but the insurer does.

How you can even the score.

Why am I being told I don’t need a lawyer?

The new CTP scheme is designed so that you can lodge your own claim without using a lawyer. In fact, even if a lawyer does help you lodge your claim, SIRA doesn’t allow the lawyer to charge for their time. So essentially the scheme has been set up to keep lawyers out of the claim lodgement process.

However, the insurer that assesses your claim does have lawyers on its side – as well as medico-legal specialists, accountants and other experts. The insurer’s team of experts will be assessing your claim and making a decision about how much compensation they’re going to pay you.

So the CTP scheme clearly puts you as the claimant in a position of weakness, and at the mercy of the insurer that’s assessing and paying your claim.

How can I even the playing field?                  

Although the CTP scheme is designed to prevent you getting legal assistance with lodging your claim, it can’t actually stop you from getting legal advice. That’s why we set up the CTP Claim Advice web pages – to provide comprehensive articles and resources to help you claim everything you’re entitled to.

When should I call a lawyer?

If you decide to dispute the insurer’s decision or make a common law claim for a lump sum payment, then you can use a lawyer and in most instances the lawyer can charge for their time. There are some “unpaid” disputes where a lawyer is not allowed to charge for their time. For “paid disputes”, however, the scheme specifies how much the lawyer can charge, and all legal fees are paid by the insurer, so you won’t have to pay anything.

So to give yourself the best possible chance of success, you should talk to a specialist CTP lawyer before you lodge a dispute or a common law lump sum claim. It won’t cost you anything, and without a lawyer on your side you’ll be at the mercy of the insurer and its team of lawyers.

It’s also important to be aware that strict deadlines apply – for example you have only 28 days after you receive the liability notice letter from the insurer to lodge your dispute. So it’s really important to act quickly.

What can I do right now?

Even if you’re not ready to lodge a dispute or a lump sum claim, you can register with a lawyer now, free of charge, so that they can give you free advice on your lodgement and be prepared to help you immediately if the need arises. It’s a bit like a free insurance policy. To find our more call our free claim advice line.

 

To give yourself the best possible chance of success, you should talk to a specialist CTP lawyer before you lodge a dispute or a common law damages claim. It won’t cost you anything, and without a lawyer on your side you’ll be at the mercy of the insurer and its team of lawyers.

What do I do next?

  • You can register your details with us free of charge.

  • If a dispute arises you can get instant access to a specialist CTP lawyer to assist you without delay.

  • We’ll claim any legal fees back from the insurer – you won’t have to pay anything.

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To get your free claim check, simply click ‘start now’ below.
The CTP Claim Advice team will review your claim and tell you if you’re entitled to additional benefits or a lump sum. It could be worth tens of thousands of dollars. Plus they’ll check in with you from time to time throughout your claim to make sure everything’s on track. It’s a free service.

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You’ll get a free one-on-one claim review with a specialist CTP lawyer.

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They’ll determine whether you’re entitled to additional benefits.

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We’ll show you how to claim additional benefits, and support you throughout your claim.
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Once you’ve filled out the online form, one of the team from CTP Claim Advice will call you to check on the status of your claim, and arrange your free one-on-one claim review with a specialist CTP lawyer.

 

If you need legal representation, we’ll offer you an experienced CTP lawyer who will have the full history of your claim and be able to immediately act on your behalf. For many claims there will be no cost to you whatsoever- we’ll fund your claim, and recover our costs from the insurer.

 

If we find that you’re eligible for a lump sum over $75,000, we’ll offer to fund your claim and work for you on a no win no fee basis, and only get paid after you receive your lump sum. So you’ll never be out of pocket.

 

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