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Personal injury law is a complex field and can involve a variety of challenges. The process of filing for personal injury compensation can be stressful and time-consuming for claimants. Personal injury lawyers can keep their clients informed throughout the claims process and, above all, ensure they receive fair compensation.

What Is A Personal Injury?

A personal injury involves physical and/or psychological harm that has occurred while at a workplace, in a motor vehicle, or as a result of a crime. Personal injuries often occur as a result of negligence or carelessness. They can also incorporate harm that has been inflicted during a medical or dental procedure.

There are many complex legal processes surrounding personal injury law. As well as this, claimants need to endure the challenges of dealing with insurance companies. The physical and emotional stress caused by personal injuries can compound the difficulties surrounding the claims process.

How Does A Personal Injury Claim Work?

A personal injury claim can result in compensation for the affected victim. This compensation can cover losses such as medical expenses, time off work, damages, or compensation for pain and suffering. The compensation granted will depend on a variety of factors, such as the extent of injuries, the nature of the incident, and the claimant’s age and circumstances.

The personal injury claims process can be time-consuming and complex. When you work with our lawyers at Maguire & McInerney, we will start by assessing your case to determine whether you have a valid claim.

Next, we will spend time thoroughly assessing your situation so we can formulate the best approach for making a claim. This will include gathering evidence to support your case and strengthen your claim. After we have gathered the relevant evidence and completed your paperwork, we will submit your claim to the insurer.

If the insurer accepts your claim, they will grant you a settlement payment. As your personal insurance lawyers, we will advise you on what a reasonable settlement should be and whether or not you should accept the settlement payment. In some cases, claimants are not awarded sufficient compensation. In this scenario, you can pursue legal action. We will represent you and we have many years experience in negotiating and achieving satisfactory results for our clients. If necessary, we will represent you in court.

How We Help As Your Personal Injury Lawyer

It is crucial to select a personal injury lawyer with a comprehensive understanding of personal injury compensation. Injuries and other losses can lead to additional complications that can affect your ability to work or can lead to impairment that may impact the lives of your family. Whether you have experienced a minor injury from medical negligence or you’re suffering a permanent impairment from an accident, it takes an experienced compensation lawyer to fully understand the implications that can arise from personal injuries.

Maguire & McInerney Lawyers has a reputation for our thorough preparation and expert knowledge in the field of personal injury law. We take the time to assess the nature of your injury and the impact it has had on your life. Our expert team will answer all your questions including how workers’ compensation settlements work in NSW, how personal injury compensation is calculated and the correct process for filing a personal injury claim. We will advise you on the procedures involved in claiming compensation through court or by negotiated settlement.

With a proven track record of success, our dedicated and experienced lawyers, including Mark McDonald and Natasha Hewlett, can help you navigate the murky waters of personal injury claims. We will fight to help you achieve maximum compensation. We can assist you with public liability claims, workers’ compensation claims, medical negligence claims, motor vehicle accident claims, or the pursuit of compensation for any other accident injuries or illnesses.

If you’re searching for a personal injury lawyer in Wollongong or the wider Illawarra region, we can assist you by providing expert advice and up-to-date information. Personal injury claims need to be made within set time periods, so it is important that you don’t delay the claims process. Contact us today to find out more.

Steps To Get Started

Reach Out

Whether it’s phone, email, or dropping by our Wollongong office, book a date to sit down with one of our team.

Make a Plan

Understanding where you are coming from, and what you are looking to achieve means that our lawyers can craft the best course of action.

Take Action

Whether it’s litigation or mediation, our team of experts have decades of experience in and outside of the courtroom and are committed to reaching the best possible outcome.


Yes, you can make a personal injury claim following a car accident, regardless of whether you were the person at fault, a bystander or involved in the accident.

The type of accident or injury may impact the way you claim. Some claims can be submitted through a central online portal, like the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), however others are to be made directly to the insurer. One of Maguire & McInerney’s experienced lawyers can advise you on the best way to proceed.

Yes, in New South Wales, personal injury claims must be made in a specific time frame, however this time frame varies depending on the accident.

Our Personal Injury Team

Mark McDonald


Lewis Bonney


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