The Benefits of lodging an Accident Notification Form (ANF)
What is an Accident Notification Form?
An Accident Notification Form (or ANF) is a document that once completed is sent to the CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault in a motor vehicle accident. The information required to complete this form includes personal details, including details of the vehicle at fault, details of the accident and employment details.
A medical certificate is also required to be completed by your general practitioner, which forms part of the ANF form.
A copy of this form can be obtained from the Motor Accidents Authority website and once this form is lodged, you may be entitled to claim up to $5,000 in payment of medical treatment and lost earnings.
An ANF needs to be lodged with the CTP insurer within 28 days following the motor vehicle accident.
What happens next?
Once you have lodged an ANF, if it appears that reasonable treatment expenses and lost time off work are likely to exceed the $5,000 limit, you should consider lodging a Personal Injury Claim Form. This Form is required to be lodged with the CTP insurer within six months of the date of accident.
It is certainly important that you have a specialist in this area to guide you through the process. At Stacks Goudkamp, we are well versed in motor vehicle claims and can assist with advice and claiming benefits for injuries sustained. To find out more about lodging either an ANF or Personal Injury Claim Form, you can contact us on 1800 25 1800, or alternatively, make an online enquiry.
Written by Anna Tavianatos.
Anna Tavianatos is a Practice Group Leader at Stacks Goudkamp. She has experience acting for clients in a variety of different areas, including workers compensation, motor vehicle accidents and public liability claims.