What is the TAC?
The Transport Accident Commission or TAC is the Victorian state government body responsible for managing injury claims made by people who have sustained an injury as a result of a motor car, motorcycle, bus, train, tram or pedestrian accident in Victoria.
Who can make a TAC claim?
If you have sustained an injury due to a car or transport accident, then you may be entitled to receive benefits from the TAC either covering the entirety of your medical costs or, at least, some of the ongoing support you require to help you recover.
What compensation am I entitled to?
If your claim is accepted, the TAC can provide compensation for your injuries. Compensation may be in the form of reimbursements for reasonable medical expenses, and payments for any time off work you need as a result of your injury. You may also be able to claim a lump sum payment as compensation if you have suffered a permanent injury.
The TAC also pays compensation if someone dies as a result of a road accident.
If you were admitted to hospital as a result of your road accident, or if your accident occurred after 14 February 2018, the TAC will cover your reasonable medical and related expenses immediately.
Why should I lodge a TAC claim?
We understand that being involved in a road or transport accident is extremely traumatic. If you have sustained an injury, an accepted TAC claim will mean you are entitled to claim important compensation for your injury.
By lodging a TAC claim, you are starting the process towards receiving important payments - payments that are often vital for getting your life back on track and getting the crucial treatment you may require.
What happens after I lodge my TAC claim?
You’ll be sent a Claim for Compensation Summary and any relevant forms, such as an Authority to Release Information form by the TAC. You should complete the form and return it as soon as possible to avoid any delays in your claim being accepted.
The TAC will decide to accept, deny, or seek further information for your claim within 21 days of receiving it.
If you have any questions relating to a car accident or any road accident and want to speak to one of our TAC Lawyers, call us anytime on 1800 21 22 23 or log on to our website at www.gordonlegal.com.au.