Right now the Baird Government is trying to slip through unfair changes to our Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme. At Stacks Goudkamp, we want to make sure you have the whole story.
Any day now, Baird intends to introduce legislation into Parliament proposing changes which would leave injured people with inadequate compensation and force them to negotiate with insurance companies for all benefits, including medical treatment and care. If we speak up, we have a chance to stop him.
In short, here’s what Baird’s changes will do:
1. Give the insurance company control over your medical treatment (your doctor will no longer decide what treatment should be paid for)
2. Limit your rights to receive payment of lost income if you’re injured (if you can’t go back to your job, you could lose everything)
3. Remove your access to legal representation, leaving you to fight the insurance company on your own
If you find yourself as alarmed as we are, we hope you’ll add your voice to this petition, calling on the Premier to leave motor vehicle accident injury rights alone.
If we’re all lucky, we’ll never be in a motor vehicle accident and we’ll never need compensation, but life doesn’t always go smoothly.
If you’ve had a read, and you agree we need to protect the motor vehicle accident injury rights we have, please add your name here and help stand up against these changes.
If you want to go one step further for this, you should forward this email to friends and family and invite them to sign the petition too.