The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has recently made some changes to TAC entitlements that should give you easier, and more timely access to the treatment and benefits you need in the unfortunate event you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident.
There is now a wide range of treatments and services which the TAC will pay for straight away, without the need for your doctor to lodge a request first. These include:
Emergency or elective surgery within 3 months of your accident
Physical therapies such as physiotherapy
Allied health services such as acupuncture
Psychology and psychiatry
X-rays and scans
Equipment and medical aids under $1000
The TAC must pay for these pre-approved services at a reasonable rate. If you find that you are required to make a gap payment to your provider, or have out of pocket expenses relating to these treatments and services, you should contact a lawyer now. It may be possible to challenge the TAC to return these gap payments to you and prevent you having to pay them in the future.
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If you would like to understand more about any of the updates above and how they relate to your claim, or if you have a claim you would like to discuss with an experienced transport accident lawyer, get in touch by submitting an enquiry online or calling 1800 555 777. At Slater and Gordon we offer a free initial appointment* and No Win, No Fee** for personal injury matters. We also have a free in-house social work service upon referral by a lawyer.
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