Personal Injury & Compensation Law

If you have been involved in an accident you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.  Claims may involve monetary compensation and/or rehabilitation entitlements.  We can assist you with the following.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have been hurt as a result of a motor vehicle or road accident we can help you with your claim.

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Workplace Accidents

Workplace Accidents

If you have been injured at work you may be entitled to compensation under the WorkCover system.

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Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence

If you have been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence we can help you.

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NO WIN – NO FEE

NO WIN – NO FEE

We appreciate that a person may not be able to pay legal costs up front, so we offer the option of ‘no win no fee’.

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Total & Permanent Disability (TPD)

Total & Permanent Disability (TPD)

If you have suffered injury or illness and can no longer work you may be entitled to a TPD insurance benefit.

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Public Liability
(slip and fall)

Public Liability (slip and fall)

If you have been injured or suffered loss as a result of someone else’s carelessness, we can assist you.

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Superannuation & Insurance Claims

Superannuation & Insurance Claims

If you have been injured as the result of someone else’s carelessness we can help you with your claim.

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Home Visits

Home Visits

Should you be physically unable to attend our offices we can arrange an in-home visit.

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NO WIN NO FEE

We appreciate that a person’s financial circumstances may mean that they are unable to pay legal costs as their matter progresses.  For this reason we offer a ‘no win no fee’ payment option.

Rehabilitation Claims for Personal Injury

We are acutely aware of the need for injured claimants to fully access all entitlements to rehabilitation from treatment providers such as physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgeons, psychologists and, in some cases, neurologists and/or neurosurgeons. We are constantly liaising with the relevant insurers to ensure that our clients receive all required rehabilitation entitlements and reimbursement for any expenses incurred along the way.

The Workplace & Personal Injury

If you were injured at work and have paid someone to provide assistance with personal care tasks, household tasks or gardening/mowing since your injury, you are also entitled to claim for the costs of hiring someone to provide this assistance in the future (provided such care is required as a result of your injury).

If you received assistance with personal care, household tasks or gardening/mowing from family and friends without payment following your injury, you will not be entitled to claim for the cost of hiring someone to provide assistance in the future. This will be the case even if those family and friends are not able to or are unwilling to assist you in the future.

If you received assistance with personal care, household tasks or gardening/mowing from friends and family on occasion, but also paid someone to provide assistance with personal care, household tasks or gardening/mowing, you will be entitled to claim for the costs of hiring someone to provide assistance in the future (provided such care is required as a result of your injury).

Personal Injury Caused by Motor Vehicles/Car Accidents

If you were injured in a car accident you are entitled to claim the cost of hiring someone to provide assistance with personal care, household tasks or gardening/mowing in the future (provided the care is required as a result of your personal injury). If you have paid someone to assist you with personal care, household tasks or gardening/mowing since your injury, then you are more likely to recover the costs of any future assistance required.

Future Paid Care

Have you been injured in a car accident or a workplace accident in the last three years?

Have you been unable to complete personal care tasks (i.e. dressing, washing and toileting), your usual tasks around the home (i.e. housekeeping, cleaning, ironing, hanging out the washing and cooking) or gardening or mowing the lawn as a result of personal injury suffered at the workplace or in a car accident?

Have you had to pay for someone to provide assistance with personal care or to assist with tasks around the home or garden as a result of personal injury suffered at the workplace or in a car accident?

Are you likely to continue to require assistance with personal care or with tasks around the home or garden as a result of personal injury suffered at the workplace or in a car accident?

If you were injured at work or in a car accident and are no longer able to complete personal care tasks, household tasks or gardening/mowing as a result of your injury, you are entitled to claim the costs of hiring someone to provide this assistance. It is important that all receipts for such services are kept as these will be required to prove any past payments for assistance.

We can assist you in making a personal injury claim and recovering the costs of any paid assistance and should you be physically unable to attend our offices we are more than happy to arrange an in home visit to ensure your needs are met.

Personal Injury Services

Our services are not limited to Mackay and surrounding areas as we act for personal injury clients throughout the State of Queensland. We also offer home visits (by negotiation) should the need arise.

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The Compensation Law Team

The personal injury team at Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay is comprised of two partners, Brad Shanahan and Rohan Coburn and one Solicitor, Tamyka Gallagher. The team are experts in accident compensation claims.

Brad Shanahan

Brad is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injuries Law and has been practicing as a solicitor acting for injured claimants for in excess of 25 years. Brad has been a partner of the firm since 1998. Brad is the only Accredited Specialist in Personal Injuries Law in the Mackay region and is also an accredited mediator, having undergone mediation skills training. Brad was admitted to the High Court of Australia in 1991 and is a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Rohan Coburn

Rohan was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1994 and the High Court of Australia in 1999. He has practised exclusively in personal injuries litigation for the last 16 years and has been a partner of the firm for some 10 years. He is a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

Tamyka Gallagher

Tamyka has been working within the legal profession since 2016 before being admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2017 and the High Court of Australia in 2018.  Tamyka has practiced predominantly in personal injuries litigation since this time.  She serves on the committee of the Mackay District Law Association, the North Queensland Law Association and is a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

What is an Accredited Specialist?

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An Accredited Specialist is a person who is recognised by the Queensland Law Society as being an expert in their field of law.  The program provides the general public with a reliable way to identify lawyers who have a high level of expertise in a particular area.  Brad Shanahan, partner, is a Accredited Specialist in Personal Injuries Law and has been practising as a solicitor acting for injured claimants for in excess of 25 years.  Brad is the only Accredited Specialist in Personal Injuries Law in the Mackay region and is also an accredited mediator, having undergone mediation skills training.

An Accredited Specialist must meet the following criteria as set down by the Queensland Law Society:

  • Pass a comprehensive and rigorous examination process developed by legal professional experts to demonstrate they have the required knowledge and skills to be an Accredited Specialist in their chosen area.
  • Each year, to be re-accredited they must maintain a high degree of professional development in their area of specialisation.  Accredited Specialists have to do more study than other lawyers and in particular the majority of their professional development each year must be in their chosen area of speciality.
  • To be an Accredited Specialist they must have a minimum of five years full-time practice experience and a minimum of three years experience in their area of specialisation.

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