Personal Injury Lawyers Hobart

Personal Injuries

  • Have you been involved in motor vehicle accident?
  • Injured at work?
  • Injured going to or from work?
  • Injured in a public place or private home?
  • Injured as result of medical negligence?

If you have sustained injuries as a result of any of the above, AND/OR IF ANY OF THE ABOVE HAS CONTRIBUTED TO A SIGNIFICANT IMPAIRMENT and/or if you have suffered loss and/or damages, you may be entitled to compensation and other associated benefits.

Compensation for Motor Vehicle Accidents

Jeanette Jovanovic, with over 35 years’ experience as a personal injury lawyer in Hobart, has been successful in obtaining compensation for motor vehicle accident victims. Most people involved in motor vehicle accidents are unaware of their entitlements or the extent or nature of those entitlements.

There are a number of circumstances when compensation is payable, even in single vehicle accidents, such as when debris or timber has been left on the road by other vehicles or where the careless act of another driver causes an accident. Compensation can often be claimed even though the driver or person who caused the accident cannot be found.

Funding for assistance under the statutory scheme of compensation for motor vehicle accidents is through the payment of compulsory premiums (CTP insurance) for registered motor vehicles in Tasmania. The Motor Accidents Insurance Board administers benefits and payments to eligible claimants under the scheme. To ensure cover, all motor vehicle accidents should be reported to the police.

In some cases, a claimant may pursue a common law (personal injury) claim for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Compensation for loss suffered may include medical, hospital and ambulance expenses, physiotherapy and other health services, rehabilitation services to help get you back to work, domestic help expenses, compensation for loss of income if you are unable to work, as well as monetary payments for pain and suffering and permanent impairment.

If you have been involved in an accident, our law firm can assist you with making a claim, reviewing any offer of settlement made, and can advise in which circumstances liability can be attributed and whether a personal injury claim should be pursued.

Jeanette Jovanovic, with over 35 years’ experience in this field, will ensure you obtain the best possible outcome.

Compensation for injuries suffered at work

If you have suffered an injury, either mental or physical ailment related to your occupation, you may be eligible for workers compensation. Workers compensation laws are aimed at supporting those who suffer an injury or disease arising out of or during the course of their employment, or for which their employment was a substantial contributing factor.

The workers compensation system may provide injured workers with weekly payments while they are incapacitated for work, medical and other expenses, rehabilitation expenses, and monetary sums for permanent impairment.

In some cases, where you can show that your injuries were sustained because of your employer’s negligence, you may be able to pursue a negligence claim.

Workers compensation claims involve a legally complex and convoluted process which few workers understand.

Jeanette Jovanovic, with over 35 years’ experience in this field, will ensure you obtain the best possible outcome.

Public Liability

Public liability claims include claims made against owners or occupiers of public spaces such as shopping centres, sporting facilities or theme parks (as well as certain private places) for personal injury that can be attributed to the negligence of the owner or occupier. Slip and fall incidents form a large portion of such claims, relating to injuries sustained due to slipping, falling, or tripping in shopping centres or carparks. Public liability claims may also arise from injuries sustained as a result of malfunctioning equipment such as faulty doors, escalators and lifts, or broken chairs.

Jeanette Jovanovic, with over 35 years’ experience in this field, will ensure you obtain the best possible outcome.

Dog Bite Claims

A bite by a dog is classified as a public liability claim. A claim for damages could include medical expenses, lost wages and permanent scarring. The bite does not need to be major to be eligible for compensation. After receiving a dog bite, medical attention should be sought, and a report made to police and the local council. It is also essential that the owner’s details are also sought. Our solicitors specialise in personal injury which includes dog bite claims.

Medical Negligence

Medical negligence claims encompass a category of potential claims against health providers such as doctors, specialists, nurses, surgeons, dentists, hospitals, and emergency clinics. These claims are made under the Civil Liability Act 2002.

Generally, a person who suffers injury or loss due to the negligence (malpractice) of a health care professional may be entitled to compensation if he or she can prove that the conduct causing the injury fell below the standard of practice accepted within the profession, and the injury or loss could have been prevented had the requisite standard been applied. Determining whether medical negligence has occurred is particularly complex with a range of factors to consider. Expert reports and opinions are usually required, and it is important to obtain legal advice relevant to your individual circumstances.

Jeanette Jovanovic, with over 35 years’ experience in this field, will ensure you obtain the best possible outcome.

To recapitulate

If you’ve been injured in a public place, at work, in a motor vehicle accident or other situation, it is important to obtain legal advice as soon as possible, so you are aware of your rights and entitlements and the appropriate claim can be made. Time limits apply when claiming compensation and generally, you will only have one chance to obtain the best compensation outcome possible.

Contact our Personal Injury Law Firm in Hobart

Our principal, Jeanette Jovanovic has practised predominantly in personal injury and workers compensation law in Hobart for over 35 years and offers high level expertise, success and assistance in this complex area. Our law firm is committed to achieving excellent results for our clients who are often facing difficult and challenging times due to their circumstances.

If you need any assistance, contact Jeanette on [email protected] or call 03 6223 3344 for a no-obligation discussion and expert legal advice.

We do not charge for the first consultation unless it is determined that there is a case to argue.