Have you or a family member been injured in a transport accident?
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Victoria, you are likely to be entitled to injury benefits or compensation from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).
Our team of TAC lawyers specialises in ensuring that you obtain the best possible outcome for your TAC claim.
What is the TAC and what does the TAC do?
The TAC is an organisation owned by the Victorian State Government. The function of the TAC is to provide compensation to people injured in transport accidents (including cars, motorcycles, trains, trams and buses and in some cases bicycles). The TAC obtains its revenue from the registration fees paid by Victorian motorists.
What compensation could you claim from the TAC if another party was to blame (at least in part) for the accident?
Our TAC lawyers can help you pursue a common law claim for TAC compensation if it can be established that the accident was caused, or partly caused, by the fault of another party.
A TAC common law claim entitles you to claim for pain and suffering including loss of enjoyment of life and scarring, as well as financial loss.
For more information regarding TAC common law claims go to Maximise your Claim.
What benefits can the TAC provide?
The TAC is also able to provide support, regardless of who was at fault in the vehicle accident, medical expenses, weekly payments for being unable to work, a lump sum for permanent injury, and benefits following a death.
Additional lump sum benefit
Many superannuation funds provide coverage for a disability insurance benefit, often referred to as a Total Permanent Disability (TPD) benefit. This insurance cover, if provided under your superannuation, is a benefit additional to the contributions that you and/or your employer have made to your superannuation fund during the period of your membership. Most people are unaware or forget that this insurance cover is in place.
Depending on the terms of the insurance cover, a TPD benefit may be significant and may help ease the financial burden you face during the difficult times that follow a disability.
Generally it does not matter how your injury or illness came about; just that you are suffering from a total and permanent disability or illness. Many people on workers’ compensation, motor vehicle injury compensation or the Centerlink Disability Support Pension can claim as well as people who suffer an unexpected illness that prevents them from working.
Whether you can make a claim for a superannuation disability benefit will depend on a number of factors - particularly, whether this insurance cover is provided under your superannuation.
How to I lodge a TAC claim?
Download the Steps to Making a TAC Claim poster.
View our Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers.
If you have been injured or bereaved as a result of a transport accident and would like more information about how we can help you, please contact us via the form below or call us on 1800 555 777.