What is a TAC claim?
When someone is injured on the road in Victoria, they can make a claim with the Transport Accident Commission, or the TAC, for compensation.
When Victorian drivers pay to register their vehicle, a portion of those funds are insurance premiums which allow the TAC to pay compensation and treatment costs to people who are injured in transport accidents.
Who can make a TAC claim?
Getting injured on the road can feel extremely unfair. You have the right to make a TAC claim if you have been hurt in a road accident whether you are:
- a driver
- a passenger
- a pedestrian
- a cyclist or motorcyclist
- travelling on public transport
- the loved one of someone who was injured
If you have been hurt as the result of a road accident, our dedicated team of TAC claim lawyers can help you make a compensation claim. Get in touch today.
Am I eligible to make a TAC claim?
You may be eligible to make a TAC claim for compensation if:
- you've been injured on the road in Victoria
- you've been injured on the road while travelling in a Victorian registered car anywhere in Australia
- your road accident was caused, or partly caused, by the fault of another party
If you have suffered injuries such as whiplash, a brain or spinal injury, or any other type of injury from a road accident, our TAC lawyers can help you get the compensation you're entitled to.
If you are still unsure whether you may be eligible to make a TAC claim, use our free claim check tool to find out.
What compensation can I claim through TAC insurance?
The compensation and benefits you are entitled to can vary greatly depending on the location of your road accident and on the circumstances leading to your injury.
TAC claims may cover:
- pain and suffering
- past and future medical expenses
- past loss of earnings
- future loss of earnings or loss of earning capacity
- past and future loss of superannuation contributions
- medical and hospital (including pharmacy and counselling)
- nursing and disability services
- post-acute support services
- expenses arising from a death including funeral costs
Your TAC claim lawyer can help you get the best outcome for your TAC claim and ensure you get the compensation you're entitled to.
What is the process for making a TAC claim?
Regardless of the severity of your accident or injury, you should lodge a TAC claim. A TAC lawyer can advise you on and guide you through the process of claiming for compensation, but generally it involves:
- Reporting the accident to the police (if you haven't already done this, we can submit the report for you)
- Filling out and submitting a TAC claim form
- Providing a medical certificate with your claim if required, which should be completed by your own doctor if possible
We can show you how to navigate your way through a road injury claim, or make a TAC claim on your behalf. Contact our expert TAC lawyers for more information on how to make a TAC compensation claim.
More frequently asked questions about TAC claims
Time limits vary depending on whether the accident happened in Victoria or out of state, whether the injured is an adult or a child, and who is at fault.
In some cases you may have as little as 28 days from the date of the accident to lodge your initial claim, so it's best to seek legal advice as soon as possible after your accident.
Speak with a TAC lawyer for more information about this process, time limits or for assistance with making a TAC claim.
Yes, you may be able to make a TAC claim if you are injured while travelling on public transport, or if you are involved in an accident with a public transport vehicle (for example, if you are a passenger in a car that is in an accident with a tram).
We understand that claiming TAC compensation can be a complicated and involved process—especially when you're injured. It’s our mission to ensure you get your full compensation payout to help you get back to being you as soon as possible after your road injury.
The amount will depend on a number of factors. You may receive payments that are equal to a percentage of your weekly earnings, along with payment for all reasonable medical and associated expenses. You can claim a lump sum in cases where the injury has caused permanent impairment.
A TAC claim lawyer can help you assess your claim, based on the details surrounding your accident and injury. Our team specialises in TAC claims, so they are familiar with what you're going through and understand your needs. Get in touch today.
How can Maurice Blackburn help me with my TAC claim?
Our team of TAC lawyers have significant experience in road injury law in Victoria, a strong history of successful cases and a full suite of legal services we can draw upon to help you in any circumstance. We understand the nuance of TAC insurance and can help give you the best chance of making a successful claim.
Making a TAC claim can be a complicated process, so it's important to have experienced legal support to ensure you receive all the benefits. Get in touch with our dedicated TAC lawyers, we can guide you through the process of making a TAC compensation claim.
Process for making a claim
Our specialist TAC road accident injury lawyers will assist you with your claim and make sure you know about your options.
We'll keep you informed throughout the whole process and provide you with legal advice that is easy to understand.
Find out if you have a TAC claim
If you've been in a car accident, use our free claim check tool and find out in minutes if you have a claim. Our experienced road injury lawyers can advise you about your potential entitlements.
We’ll manage your TAC claim.
We take care of the legal process on your behalf. We have specialist road injury lawyers in Victoria with signicant experience in TAC claims ready to help you.
If your TAC claim for compensation is successful, we'll process your payment as soon as we receive it.
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