Transport accident injuries

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Contributor: Brian Wright, Magistrate

Compensation claims for road deaths and injuries come under their own assessment scheme. Benefits are paid no matter who was at fault, but there are time limits and other important things to note. Appeals are made to VCAT. Legislation has restricted the right to sue in court for transport accident compensation.

 

This section includes the following topics:

 

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NOTE

This chapter applies to cases where people are injured or die as a result of transport accidents. A transport accident may involve a motor vehicle, motorcycle, taxi, bus, train or tram.