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Personal Injury


Sustaining a personal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence can cause anxiety, stress and could result in financial hardship. Depending upon the circumstances of your accident, the law provides an avenue for rebuilding your life via compensation or damages. Such compensation or damages may be available to individuals injured as a result of negligent workplaces or practices, individuals injured as a result of a car accidents and individuals injured in public places.

Legal compensation is in monetary form and can include compensation for pain and suffering, lost pay and future wages, other financial losses, medical costs including rehabilitation and treatment and out of pocket expenses.

If in the unfortunate situation that you have been totally and permanently disabled from employment you may also be eligible to access your Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) benefits via your superannuation policy or personal insurance policy.

Our firm is run by Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialists who are experts in the above areas are more than willing to help you with your query.


There are many types of personal injuries that can occur in a variety of circumstances. Please see below for some examples of these injuries.

  • Whiplash injury to the neck or back
  • Ankle, knee and foot injury
  • Hip injury
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Upper and lower limb injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Fractures & dislocations
  • Chemical injury
  • Diseases contracted from the accident
  • Burns, lacerations & blunt force injury
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Fatal injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Electrocution injury
  • Neurological injury
  • Internal injury
  • Hernia injury
  • Industrial deafness
  • Amputations
  • Crush injury
  • Scarring
  • Psychiatric and psychological injuries such as depression, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, anxiety, traffic phobia, pain disorder
  • Nervous shock
  • Chronic pain disorder
  • Complex regional pain syndrome


There are many different types of accidents that cause personal injury. Some examples include:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Slip & Fall Accidents in Malls or Supermarkets
  • Animal Attacks
  • Occupier Liability
  • Product Liability from defective products that cause an injury
  • Fatal accidents
  • Office accidents
  • Assaults and attacks at bars and night clubs
  • Sports injuries
  • Mining Injuries
  • Motorcycle Injuries
  • Recreational Activity Injuries
  • Injuries caused on public property
  • Injuries sustained on a private property i.e. somebody’s house
  • Schoolyard Injuries


We advise that you should never self-assess your own injury. A doctor or medical professional is best suited at assessing and determining both the short and long-term effects of your injury. Some injuries, such as a whiplash injury, may initially seem like a “minor” injury.  However, over time, the symptoms may become more serious, especially if you have not received appropriate and consistent treatment for the injury.

Another example of how an injury may initially appear minor and then become more serious over time is that of a workplace injury. Unfortunately because the worker is of the opinion that the injury will “be alright” if they just “give it enough time” or they are concerned about losing their job, the worker will do their best to hide their injury. However, as the worker continues to perform certain work tasks they find that they continually aggravate their injury, making it worse. By not communicating to even their doctor that the worker had been injured and in what circumstances, the worker may have critically affected their rights to compensation.


  • Is an Accredited Personal Injury Specialist;
  • Client-centered;
  • Listens;
  • Thoroughly researches important factors concerning your injury such as details of the accident, possible future damages that you may incur and the degree of fault of all parties involved;
  • Communicates your options so that you may make an informed decision;
  • Informs you of your legal rights and progresses your claim in a timely manner;
  • Experienced in the legal negotiation process;
  • Focuses on obtaining a good settlement for the client outside of court if possible.

Finding a trusted, specialist personal injury lawyer who makes the client the focus of every consideration, is an important step in the personal injury compensation process.

At East Coast Injury Lawyers, we will determine and inform you if it is in your best interests to pursue a legal claim for a personal injury or not. Be wary of ‘legal professionals’ who, at first instance, convince you that you have a claim without considering all of the relevant dates, facts and information relevant to your injury or accident. Even if the law firm has a ‘no win no fee’ agreement, you could be vulnerable to costs if all factors are not adequately identified, analyzed and discussed with you.