In 2013 the previous State Government legislated to limit the circumstances in which persons injured in transport accidents could sue for common law damages. The restrictions principally affected those suffering accident-related psychological injuries. The legal profession has been lobbying long and hard to have these changes revoked.
It is pleasing to note that the Andrews Government has just introduced into Parliament legislation which, if passed, will reverse the changes and restore the position as it was pre-2013.
The Transport Accident Act and its attendant procedures for claiming compensation are complex (and increasingly so with regular legislative changes). It is important that ALL persons injured in transport accidents (or for that matter all types of accidents) seek legal advice as soon as possible after the event. In most cases Kelly & Chapman will be happy to provide that advice on a “no obligation, no-win/no fee” basis.
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