Have You Been Injured in Australia?
Our expert travel lawyers are experienced in representing overseas visitors involved in accidents in Australia who returned to their home countries before their claims were finalised.
Getting Started with Expert Travel Lawyers
Returning home after being injured in Australia can be difficult. The journey home from Australia is often a long and uncomfortable one, and you will probably be glad to be back in your country and put your accident behind you.
However, unfortunately the effects of an accident often stay with you after you have been repatriated. This is especially so if your injury is of a serious nature and prevents you from working, or you need ongoing medical treatment and help around your home.
Fortunately, due to our many years worth of experience, we can guide you through the process of making a compensation claim in Australia and make it as stress-free as possible.
Does it Matter Where I Live?
The short answer is no – if you’re injured in Australia it doesn’t matter where you are from – we can help.
In fact, we have obtained compensation for clients visiting Australian from numerous countries including:
- The Netherlands
- Italy (including Sicily)
- South Korea
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
We have personally visited clients in their home countries and met with their families, doctors, and carers to obtain the information and statements required to successfully promote and prosecute their claims.
We Speak Your Language
Our team speaks a number of foreign languages, but if required we will arrange professional interpreters and translators to ensure that you are fully informed and advised in a language that you understand.
Overseas visitors that are injured in Australia are entitled to receive compensation under Australian law despite the fact that they may have already returned to their own country.
We have experience in successfully applying to the Australian courts for trials to be conducted in our clients’ home countries, to minimise inconvenience and save costs.
Help From Experienced Travel Lawyers
As well as representing injured people directly, we are experienced in working in conjunction with local lawyers in foreign countries. We are members of PEOPIL (Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers) and happily take instructions from foreign lawyers on an agency basis.
Foreign Visitors Injured in Australia Case Studies
Our client was a Belgian student who was travelling throughout Australia on a working holiday when he sustained a serious injury to his right foot in a motor vehicle accident. Our client was treated in Australia before being repatriated to Belgium shortly after the accident.
Fortunately our client made a strong recovery from his injury, however he was left with some ongoing issues with his right foot which hindered his ability to enjoy several of his pre-accident hobbies and also caused him pain whilst he was at work.
We were able to negotiate a settlement with the insurer which will provide our client with some financial security in the event that he is required to change jobs or retrain on account of the long-term restrictions he faces due to his injury.