IF you are ever injured at work or in a car accident, it takes not only the love and support of those around you, but your own determination, adherence to treatment and the appropriate resources to ensure that you get back to being you.

It can be a long road. Injuries sustained in a workplace accident or car accident can seem minor at first, but have the potential to impact you for many years to come.

Paul* was driving to the mall when he was hit from be- hind by a speeding driver. He was flung forward in the car, head thrashing and body flailing. Much to his surprise, Paul was able to open his car door and get out of his vehicle. He could walk and move but felt a sharp pain in his back.

A few days later the pain in his back was still there so he went to see his local doctor.

Paul had whiplash as a result of the car accident and needed eight sessions of physiotherapy to get the full use of his back.

But he couldn’t afford eight sessions of physiotherapy.

The pain in his back were becoming unbearable. He was having trouble sleeping and struggled doing simple things like driving or sitting down.

His physiotherapist told him that he could be eligible to receive medical treatment under the CTP scheme if he made a claim.

The CTP scheme is an insurance scheme whereby any- one who is injured in a car accident and is not at fault can make a claim and obtain treatment for the injuries they sustained, paid for by the driver at faults’ CTP insurer. If the injuries are ongoing, and if they have to take time off work or be cared for by a partner or family member, then they may be eligible for additional compensation.

Paul sought legal advice from Littles Lawyers, and was advised of his rights to compensation.

His lawyers lodged a claim for him and got him the treatment that he needed to improve. He had to take several weeks off work from his casual job and his lawyers were able to get Paul compensation for his time off. Without the benefit of sick pay, there was no other way that Paul could have been compensated.

If you have been injured in a car accident or at work then make sure you seek legal advice.

You need to take that step to ensure that you are properly compensated for you injuries. This could make all the difference to your life. Littles Lawyers is a premier national law firm with personal injury experts who have the right experience to handle your case with care and attention, to ensure you get the results you deserve.

If you think you may be eligible to make a claim or just want to know more about Paul’s story and other success stories then contact Littles Lawyers today for a free initial consultation.

*Paul’s name has been changed.

If you have been injured, call Littles Lawyers for a free initial consultation on (02) 8262 4700.

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