NIIS catastrophic injury claims

What is the National Injury Insurance Scheme?

If you have been seriously injured in a road accident in Queensland you may be eligible for the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS).

The National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) is a scheme for anyone who has had an accident in Queensland and has sustained catastrophic personal injuries, including people who live in other states. The scheme provides lifetime treatment and care to those eligible. If you have been seriously injured in a road accident in Queensland you may be eligible for the NIIS.

Who is eligible for the NIIS?

If you have suffered a serious injury in a motor vehicle accident you may need life-long treatment and support. The NIIS is designed to financially support those who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Maurice Blackburn Lawyers are experts in NIIS claims and can assist you with your claim.

Anyone who has sustained a serious personal injury in a road accident in Queensland after 1 July 2016 may be eligible. Injury types that are covered by the scheme include, but are not limited to:

  • spinal cord injuries
  • brain injuries
  • amputations
  • major nerve damage to an arm or other limb
  • severe burns
  • blindness.

There are many other injuries that may be sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Do I have an NIIS claim?

You can make a claim directly to the NIIS once a qualified medical specialist has provided you with a medical certificate. Maurice Blackburn's lawyers are experts in NIIS claims and can guide you through the process and assist you with your claim, including helping determine whether you are eligible for the scheme.

What type of accidents does the scheme cover?

Any accident that occurs on the road involving a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or other motor vehicles is covered.

How is the NIIS different to the NDIS?

The NIIS is a partner scheme to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). While the NDIS supports people with an existing significant and permanent disability, the NIIS supports only those who have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident. The NDIS is administered by the federal government where as the NIIS is a state scheme.

For more information on the NIIS, or for help with your claim, contact Maurice Blackburn today.

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