We are a family owned and operated law firm located in Greater Springfield which specialises in personal injury compensation claims.
We represent claimants against insurance companies in personal injury claims.
We have handled a variety of different injury claims, and we are very experienced in fighting against insurance companies.
Before starting Denes Lawyers, our principal solicitor, Oszkar Denes, used to act for insurance companies for many years. He understands the tactics insurance companies regularly use against those who suffered injuries through no fault of their own. This inside knowledge and experience enables Oszkar to obtain the highest possible compensation for his clients; more than what large firms achieve.
We are proactive litigators and have experience in representing clients in all Courts and Tribunals in Queensland, as well as before the Federal Court of Australia.
Most superannuation funds offer insurance cover for TPD, life insurance and income protection. TPD or “Total and Permanent Disability” is a type of insurance which you can claim if you are sick or injured. The cause of the injury or illness does not have to be work-related. Nor does it have to be the result of someone’s negligence.
TPD insurance cover is usually available through your superannuation fund, however some people also choose to purchase extra TPD cover privately (that is, outside of their superannuation).
If you are the dependent of a loved one who recently passed away, if they held TPD or life insurance, it may possible to make a claim on that policy.
Navigating the terms and conditions of your (or your loved one’s) TPD, life and income protection, and dealing with the insurance company can be challenging, especially if there are complicating factors involved. (For example, being self-employed, or when there is a long time between the injury/illness occurring and making the claim, or if you are dealing with a particularly uncooperative insurance company).
We are able to assist you with all your TPD, life, income protection and trauma insurance claims. Click here to read about some of our real case examples involving some particularly difficult claims.
All of our TPD & Superannuation claims are handled on a fixed fee, No Win No Fee basis for your peace of mind.
This is your compensation claim. The outcome greatly affects your quality of life and adequacy of income. We know this and we are here to help you make the best legal decisions possible, taking into account the nature of your injuries, how they occurred and your unique personal circumstances.
You can rest easy knowing that nothing happens without your approval, and you are kept fully informed and up to date about the status of your case.
We usually provide updates every four weeks at a minimum, and even more regularly at certain points of your claim. This is a practice Oszkar learnt when acting for insurance companies who always want to know where each claim is at every month. That means that with Denes Lawyers, the insurance company isn’t the first to know about the status of your claim.
When we have obtained all of the medical evidence and other relevant factual and expert evidence we provide you with a detailed written advice.
This includes a breakdown of how we calculate your damages award. For example, we tell you how much compensation you should receive individually for lost wages (past and future), lost superannuation, pain and suffering, the cost of any future medical expenses, home care, interest and so on.
When a judge awards you damages, this is how they would calculate it; when the insurance company works out how much they are liable to compensate you, this is also how they would calculate it. In cases where there is more than one insurance company involved, we calculate the proportionate amount they should each compensate you for.
We provide you with this Gold Standard detailed written advice in relation to your personal injury compensation claim in which we tell you how much we think your claim is worth based on all of the evidence. No other law firm promises this.
This means that before the insurance company makes you an offer at the negotiation stage (e.g. at a compulsory conference, mediation, or even before trial) we will have already told you (in writing) how much we think your claim is worth, and why.
You may have already heard that the majority of personal injury compensation claims do not proceed to trial. This is because the legislation requires the parties to comply with pre-Court steps and to negotiate prior to commencing legal proceedings.
However, unlike many firms, we actually go to Court (and often). For example, the insurance company may take too long to progress your claim and cause undue delay. Or, they might not co-operate and refuse to give us documents or information relevant to your claim that we are entitled to see. In these types of situations, we get a Court order which compels the insurance company to comply with their obligations – and quickly. This is how we can progress your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Our approach is that we prepare every claim as if it went to trial. Why? Because if the defendant thinks we are not prepared to go all the way, they are never going to offer you fair compensation.
In the majority of cases, once a matter is well prepared, it is possible to reach a sensible out-of-Court settlement. We always advise you if it makes sense to settle or to continue your claim by beginning Court proceedings.
However, the simple truth is that some claims do need to proceed to trial. If this is necessary, we have the expertise and the resources to go to trial to achieve a successful outcome for you.