Personal Injury Lawyers Cairns

Our Cairns compensation lawyers are highly experienced in personal injury law and ready to help you get through the legal process with as little stress as possible. No win, no fee. 

Personal injuries and accidents often happen when we least expect them, and sadly, they are a lot more common than you may realise. Chances are, you or someone you know has been in an accident at some point in their lives. We know that coping with personal injuries and understanding your legal rights can be frustrating and stressful, which is why we are here to help.


What is a Personal Injury Claim? 

A personal injury claim is a legal process where someone who has been injured due to another person’s or entity’s negligence seeks compensation for their damages. 

To have a valid personal injury claim, you generally need to prove that the other party acted carelessly or recklessly, failing in their duty of care. You also need to prove that their negligence directly caused your injury and that you suffered losses (medical bills, lost income, etc.) as a result of the injury. 

What is a Personal Injury Lawyer? 

What is a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer is a legal professional who focuses on representing people who have been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or entity (like a company).

Personal injury lawyers: 

  • Help injured individuals obtain compensation for their losses. This includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
  • Navigate the complex legal system involved in personal injury claims.
  • Work with insurance companies to pursue fair settlements or take cases to trial if necessary. 

If you are the victim of an injury due to negligence, our personal injury lawyers Cairns are ready to guide you through the process. 

Understanding Personal Injury Claims 

Types of Personal Injury Cases 

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Including motorcycles, cars, trucks, and other vehicles
Workplace Accidents

Workplace Accidents

Acute accidents as well as repetitive strain
Public Liability

Public Liability

Includes accidents like slips, trips, dog bites, and so on
Medical Malpractice and Negligence

Medical Malpractice and Negligence

Surgical errors, misdiagnosis, and more
Product Liability

Product Liability

Injuries caused by defective products
Assault and Battery

Assault and Battery

Injuries directly caused by another person

What Injuries Can You Claim for? 

Life-Changing Injuries 
Injuries that impair your ability to do your job or live a normal life 
Head injuries Brain trauma Spinal cord injuries 

Disfiguring Injuries 
Injuries that change the way you look or leave you disabled 
Burns Amputations 

Psychological Injuries 
A psychological or psychiatric condition that arises from a traumatic event or injury  
Depression Anxiety PTSD 

What Personal Injury Damages Can You Claim for? 

General Damages 

General damages include compensation for pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. These are assessed based on the severity of your injury. In Queensland, they are capped at $414,000 for public liability and vehicle accidents and $422,060 for workplace accidents

Special Damages 

Special damages cover specific economic losses, including medical expenses (past and future), loss of income (past and future), care and assistance costs, and out-of-pocket expenses related to the injury. Relatives of a person who died due to medical negligence may also claim for damages. This is known as a death claim. 

What is the Time Limit for Personal Injury Claims? 

In Queensland, you must generally begin legal action for personal injury within 3 years of the accident date. However, if the injured person was a child at the time, the 3-year limit starts when they turn 18. In cases of medical negligence involving children, a parent or guardian must give notice of the potential claim within 6 years of the injury occurring. 

What Evidence Do I Need for a Personal Injury Claim? 

In a personal injury claim, you need various types of evidence to prove that someone else was at fault and that you suffered damages. This evidence may include: 

  • Medical records and detailed documentation of your injuries and treatment
  • Witness statements from anyone who saw the accident or its aftermath 
  • Photos/videos of the accident scene, your injuries, property damage 
  • Police reports if the police attended the incident 
  • Expert reports or testimony from medical specialists or accident reconstruction professionals to support your claims 
  • Lost income supported by payslips, tax returns, proof of missed work 

Whatever your situation, WT Compensation Lawyers are here to help. Get a free case review today and let’s see how we can make the process easier for you.  

Even if at fault, you may have a right to compensation. Start your claims check:


The Personal Injury Case Process: What to Expect 

What to expect with a personal injury case
Steps to Personal Injury Claims case

When you take on the services of an injury lawyer in Cairns, here’s what you can expect to happen as you move through the process. 

Consultation With Personal Injury Lawyers in Cairns 

During your initial consultation, our lawyers will ask you to tell your story. We will clearly explain your rights in the situation, and advise you on the best course of action going forward. Book your free consultation with us today! 

Comprehensive Investigation 

Your lawyer will gather evidence to support your claim, including police reports, medical records, witness statements, photographs or videos, and possibly expert analysis. We will guide you through the process, ensuring you understand the steps involved and helping you provide the necessary information. 


Most personal injury cases reach a resolution through negotiation rather than going to trial. Your lawyer will handle these negotiations on your behalf, working with the other party or their insurance company to reach a fair settlement. 

This process may involve formal settlement discussions or mediation with a neutral third party. There is always the possibility of preparing for trial if an agreement cannot be reached. Your lawyer will discuss your options with you at every stage, and ensure that you have the information to make the best decisions for your case. 


The goal of a personal injury claim is to secure fair compensation for the damages you’ve suffered. Your solicitor will work to maximise your compensation based on your specific circumstances and the severity of your case. 

Personal injury cases aren’t just about legal battles. Our experienced personal injury lawyers in Cairns understand that your immediate needs often extend beyond the courtroom. We will work to connect you with crucial services to support your recovery. 

This could include finding appropriate medical specialists for ongoing treatment, or helping you secure financial assistance if your injuries prevent you from working. 

Why Choose Us As Your Personal Injury Lawyers in Cairns?


why choose wt compensation lawyers

The team at WT Compensation Lawyers is here to make the claims process as easy as possible for you. Let us handle the legal processes, while you take the time you need to recover. Here’s why we make an excellent legal partner: 

  • Expertise: In-depth knowledge of complex Queensland compensation laws and procedures means we understand the system. 
  • Advocacy: We’re dedicated to protecting your interests against insurers who are intent on minimising payouts. 
  • Evidence gathering: We’ll help you build a strong case with medical records, witness statements, photos, and more. 
  • Negotiation power: Our lawyers will always work towards the best possible settlement or trial outcome for you. 
  • Managing stress: We’re here to take the complex legal burden off your shoulders during a difficult time. 
  • Fee structure: We require no upfront costs and work on a No Win, No Fee policy.

Personal Injury Lawyers Cairns FAQs

Here are the general steps for filing a personal injury claim in Queensland: 
1. File a “Notice of Accident Claim Form” with the at-fault party (or their insurer) within the legal time limits – usually within 9 months from the injury, but this can vary. 
2. Collect medical reports, witness statements, photos of the incident, proof of lost income, and any other evidence. 
3. Your lawyer will negotiate with the insurer for a fair settlement. 
4. If no settlement is reached, your lawyer will initiate court proceedings. 

Personal injury claims in Queensland have strict rules and timelines. You should get legal advice from qualified injury lawyers in Cairns as soon as possible.

Not necessarily. Most compensation claims in Queensland are settled out of court through negotiation. This is often in the best interests of everyone involved. However, if a settlement cannot be reached, your case may need to go to court. If that happens, don’t worry – our legal team will guide you through the process and represent your interests.

Average cases take 12 to 18 months to resolve, however, complex cases that end up going to court can take several years. Your case’s timeline depends on its complexity, the severity of your injuries, how much recovery time you need, and how cooperative insurance companies are.

What our clients say

Thank you WT Compensation Lawyers for your hard work, commitment and dedication towards settling my case. This was my first ever experience having the helping hand of a lawyer and I’m glad it was with your firm! Thank you very much for making everything seem so easy and clear for me to understand. I will definitely know who I can trust in regards to seeking legal aid

Asipeli Feki

Warm, kind, compassionate, knowledgeable… I could go on and on about Jono and his great team at WT Compensation Lawyers. The words thank you don’t even begin to describe how grateful I am to this great team of personal injury lawyers and for the way they help people and show that they genuinely care about their clients.

R Rasul

I am beyond grateful for the genuine assistance of WT Compensation lawyers to get through with my claim. Absolutely every single person I had contact with at the team were amazing. I especially want to thank Jono Wu who helped me achieve an outstanding outcome.

Virginia Su

Jono, Sinny and everyone at WT Compensation Lawyers are the best car accident lawyers in Brisbane I’ve come across. The genuine care, compassion and human kindness they show to their clients is clear from the very first moment you speak to them. I cannot recommend them enough to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer and would not hesitate at all to refer any of my family or friends. Thank you guys always for all your great work.

Ru McKinnon

Big thanks to WT, Jono, Sinny and the entire team. I couldn’t be happier with boys and the help they’ve given me and my family over the years. Both my sister and partner had car accidents and got unreal results from their claim. These guys are talented, empathetic and genuinely want the best for their clients and I couldn’t recommend them more if you want the best car accident lawyers.

Tylor Bunting

Even if at fault, you may have a right to compensation. Start your claims check:


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