The benefits of seeking legal representation for TAC claims

The benefits of seeking legal representation for TAC claims

What is a TAC claim

If you have suffered physical or psychological injuries as a result of a transport accident in Victoria or whilst in a Victorian registered vehicle, you are entitled to make a claim with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). You may also be entitled to an impairment benefit and/or common law damages.

To know where you stand, you should engage a TAC lawyer.

How can a TAC lawyer assist me?

A TAC lawyer can assist you to navigate the often complex TAC scheme and to alleviate the legal burden on you.

It can often be a daunting experience to begin making your TAC claim, and a TAC lawyer can guide you through the necessary steps and can:

  1. Determine your eligibility for an initial claim
  2. Advise you through the claim lodgement process
  3. Carefully explain procedures, timelines and documentation to alleviate the burden on you. 

If your TAC claim is rejected, a TAC lawyer can advise you and represent your interests to dispute the TAC’s decision.  Similarly, if the TAC makes a decision regarding your entitlements that you do not agree with, it is open to you to dispute the decision. To do so, a TAC lawyer can provide you with essential legal advice about the likelihood of success, the dispute process, important time limits as well as represent you in a timely manner, if you elect to dispute the decision.

Where your TAC claim is accepted, there are several potential entitlements available to you, including:

  1. medical and like expenses
  2. loss of earnings/loss of earning capacity benefits
  3. Impairment Benefit (no fault) claim
  4. Serious Injury/Common Law (fault) claim.

A TAC lawyer can explain these entitlements to you, your prospects of success, as well as provide you with advice and assistance to pursue these entitlements and maximise the benefit to you.

To support your claim, a TAC lawyer will take your detailed instructions about the circumstances of the accident and its aftermath, provide you with verbal and written advice, obtain updates from you regarding your transport accident injuries, obtain medical documentation from your treating doctors and independent medical examiners regarding your injuries, make requests for and follow up on your appropriate benefits, and communicate with the TAC as well as other stakeholders (including medical and liability experts, barristers and courts) on your behalf to progress your claim(s). This is to ensure that you obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve for your transport accident injuries.

The TAC recommends that you engage a personal injury lawyer that operates within the Common Law Protocols, and if you are unrepresented, the TAC will often recommend that you seek legal advice and representation to resolve your common law claim. Redlich’s operate within the Common Law Protocols recommended by the TAC.

What can go wrong if you don’t engage a TAC lawyer?

Without expert advice to guide you through the TAC legal process while you deal with your injuries, you may find yourself focusing less on you and your treatment.  You will not be informed about your right and entitlements, you may miss important time limits, or fail to pursue lump sum compensation claims.  

The TAC lawyers at Redlich’s provide clear, practical and realistic advice about your prospects of success. We take on the legal burden for you, so you are able to focus on getting back to better.

If you think you are eligible for benefits through the TAC claims process, it is important you engage a personal injury lawyer experienced in this area of law as soon as possible. The Redlich’s team has a wealth of specialised experience and will provide a consultation free of charge. To book in, contact our adviceline on (03) 9321 9988 or submit an online enquiry today.

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