Our TAC lawyers are experienced and compassionate professionals who understand that when you’ve been injured in a road accident, life can get turned upside down. We know that your health is the number one priority, and no one wants to be dealing with complex legal issues when they’re trying to recover.
We’re here to help you through this challenging time by obtaining compensation from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). We’ll talk straight with you about your claim and answer any questions you have about the process along the way.
The TAC will pay compensation to road users who are injured while travelling in a car, train, tram, bus or as a cyclist, motorcyclist or a pedestrian. The TAC also pays compensation if someone dies as a result of a road accident.
Some compensation under the TAC scheme can be accessed on a no-fault basis, so it doesn’t matter who caused or contributed to your injury.
Road users have a duty of care to each other. If they are breached, and you have sustained a serious injury, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your pain and suffering, and loss of income.
Medical and related expenses may include things like:
Your TAC lawyer will help you with advice regarding your rights and entitlements. We will prepare your case, you will be kept up to date on the progress of your claim and we will secure you the best possible compensation as quickly as possible.
If you can’t work as a result of the injuries you suffered in an accident, you may be entitled to loss of income payments from the TAC. It is worth noting the TAC does not pay for the first 5 days you are off work. You should claim personal leave for this period. After the first 5 days, they pay 80% of your pre injury earnings, capped at a maximum amount.
Loss of income payments are usually paid for the first 18 months to a wage earner, if you are unable to work as a result of the injuries from an accident. After this, you may be eligible for further loss of earning capacity benefits.
To claim loss of income benefits, you will need a TAC Certificate of Capacity from your doctor.
In deciding whether you are entitled to loss of income payments, the TAC will generally look at your employment history and income over the last two years.
Get in touch with us today on 1300 58 46 26.
If you want more information on the TAC visit: www.tac.vic.gov.au