WORKCOVER CLAIMS

WORKCOVER CLAIMS

We are experts in challenging insurance companies when they won't pay injured workers their entitlements. We are also experts in Serious Injury claims when your injury was caused by your employer's unsafe practices. John McCristal has over 20 years experience in court litigation. We act on a No Win No Fee basis in most cases*. Conditions apply.

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TAC CLAIMS

TAC CLAIMS

The TAC will only pay for Loss of Earnings for 3 years unless you are seriously injured. If another driver is to blame and you can't work or your injuries have an effect on your quality of life, we can make TAC pay for your loss. We act on a No Win No Fee basis in most cases*. Conditions apply.

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PUBLIC LIABILITY

PUBLIC LIABILITY

Actions regarding public liability must be taken within 3 years. If this time lapses you could lose your right to claim. To sue you need to demonstrate that you have a significant injury as defined under the Wrongs Act. We act on a No Win No Fee basis in most cases*. Conditions apply.

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WORKING WITH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

WORKING WITH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Helping you care for your patients. We offer you and your patients a free service in circumstances where the insurer is late in paying by more than 28 days or if they terminate your patient’s treatment.

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NO WIN, NO FEE

NO WIN, NO FEE

In most cases we will not charge you for our professional costs or out of pocket expenses incurred if you don't win. Other larger firms claim to be No Win No Fee, but they will make you pay their out of pocket expenses, such as medical reports, specialist reports, court fees and barristers fees that they have paid for while building your case. If you lose, this can run into thousands of dollars. We will only take on your case if we believe that you have a reasonable prospect of success.

How Does it Work?

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We help you to get the compensation you deserve by fighting insurance companies and their doctors. The insurance company call their doctors independent medical examiners, but usually they are not as they back the insurer. We will connect you with the right doctors and barristers to give your case the maximum chance of success.

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THINKING OF CHANGING LAWYERS?

We are fearless and will never give up working to get you what you are entitled to.

I AM UNHAPPY WITH MY LAWYER

If you aren't happy with your Lawyer, you are entitled to change them. Even if you have signed a Fee Agreement with another firm you are still able to move if you are not happy with the services they are providing. We can facilitate this move on your behalf and negotiate an agreement for work done already by your current lawyer. In our experience the most common reason that people are unhappy with their lawyer is communication. If you are tired of your lawyer not returning calls, speaking to you in legal jargon, and only being able to get hold of their legal assistant, then we can help. We love discussing your case because it's what we love to do.

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MY CLAIM HAS BEEN REJECTED

We have a track record of fighting everything from the smallest medical expense to loss of earnings and pain and suffering. We do not give in. We are fearless. We back you with our own money. Some big firms will make you sign a contract to fund out of pocket expenses at high interest rates. With McCristal Injury lawyers you have peace of mind that if things don't work out, we take the financial burden and write those expenses off. The big firms won't take on your medical expense disputes without you giving them money upfront because they like to cherry-pick what cases they take on. We will do all medical expense disputes for free, provided we believe in your case.

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MY PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN STOPPED

Insurance companies get bonuses for meeting goals set by Worksafe. This may include the number of claims terminated or reduced. The insurance companies will use doctors who aren't prepared to listen to you and give opinions based on the insurance company's position. The opinions of your treating health professionals should hold more weight. Let us show you how to challenge the insurance company and their doctors’ decisions. We arrange for you to be represented at conciliation and through to court if necessary.

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INSURER WONT PAY MY MEDICAL EXPENSES

An insurer must pay for your reasonable medical expenses and life expenses including medical treatment, travel to medical appointments, car and home modifications, rehabilitation and retraining. A lot of big firms do not care about medical expenses as there is nothing much to be made from them. We have an interest in helping you get the little things in life that may help you feel better after an injury. For example, we recently helped a client get a trailer for his mobility scooter when the insurer would not pay. We take on these medical expense claims at no cost to you.

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FIND OUT WHERE YOU STAND

Contact us today and speak to a Lawyer, not a legal assistant. We can discuss your case over the phone and let you know within minutes if we believe you have a case. Then we can arrange an appointment to discuss your case in more detail. Don't wait another day to get what you deserve.

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TESTIMONIALS

What our clients are saying about us.

  • Charles Deering

    Workcover Claim

    Dandenong

    All my phone calls were promptly answered. All questions that I had were explained in plain English. I was with another firm for 18 months nothing happened except me getting the run-around. John McCristal had my claim going within 3 days of me seeing him. My case was handled professionally and they had a good understanding of workcover. It was a pleasure to deal with John and his staff. I would not hesitate to recommend them

  • Ken Barbour

    TAC Claim

    Armadale

    I was going through depression. Had a lot of heartache and a lot of pain. My life was going downhill very quickly. I had been with John at the previous law firm he work for and when I heard that he started up his own practice I moved my claim straight to him. John provided 100% help and understanding throughout the whole process.The service was second to none. Thanks to John I have been able to put my life back into perspective for my wife and my kids. John is the best at what he does. I can’t thank him enough for what he has done for me and my family.