The NSW Government has now passed the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 and it is expected to become law later this year. The new compulsory third party laws will change the insurance scheme for people who are injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
The proposed law establishes a hybrid scheme. The benefits available to injured people will now be determined based on whether their injuries are soft tissue or minor psychological injuries, or more significant injuries.
The aim is to provide all injured people with income and other support after they lodge a claim.
The changes are similar to the NSW Workers Compensation scheme; provisions will be made for a form of statutory income, and medical and care benefits paid for up to six months without the need for fault to be proven.
If you have suffered personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident, speaking to a lawyer can help clarify your options and entitlements.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers can provide practical solutions and exceptional results in relation to your compensation claim, on a No Win, No Fee basis. Call 1300 773 529 or email a personal injury lawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then arrange an initial telephone conference to discuss.
Matthews Folbigg has over 50 years’ experience protecting personal injury and compensation rights of people living in Parramatta and the Hills.