If you’ve been injured, Snedden Hall & Gallop’s Personal Injury team are here to help ensure you receive the full compensation available.

Filing for a Personal Injury Claim

Navigating the complexities of personal injury law and communicating with insurers can be a daunting task, especially when you’re injured.   At Snedden Hall & Gallop, we can often assist with streamlining the claims process to let you focus on your recovery.

When you decide to commence a personal injury claim, the journey begins with your initial consultation. During this session, we delve into the specifics of your case, outlining the steps involved and what you can expect moving forward. Our team will then start gathering all the necessary evidence to ensure your physical, emotional or financial losses are documented.

Once your injuries have stabilised, and all required evidence is on hand, negotiations usually take place, and if necessary, court proceedings are commenced.

Throughout this journey, our commitment is to keep you informed and empowered, offering clear, jargon-free communication and unwavering support.

Why Choose SHG Lawyers for Personal Injury Cases

Selecting the right legal team is essential when pursuing a personal injury claim. Here’s why Snedden Hall & Gallop stands out:

  1. In-Depth Legal Knowledge: Our lawyers are not just well-versed in the law; they are leaders in the field of personal injury claims in the ACT. This deep knowledge translates into high-calibre advice and representation.
  2. Client-Centred Approach: We understand that each case is unique. Our focus is on delivering personalised legal solutions that cater to the specific nuances of your situation.
  3. Transparent Communication: We believe in keeping you in the loop at every stage of your case. We provide clear, concise and honest updates and advice.

Our professional team’s attention to detail, and desire to achieve genuine outcomes for our clients, are at the heart of what makes Snedden Hall & Gallop your perfect partner in this time of need.

Each incident can be quite different and may entail varying degrees of pain, suffering, and loss. That’s why we offer a free 30-minute claim assessment* that is obligation free.

Our lawyers are recognised as leaders in compensation claims in the ACT. Time is often a crucial factor in bringing a claim for compensation, our team is here to help navigate through these time restrictions, and ensure you have the best possible representation and advice.

*Initial consultation via telephone for workers compensation claims (including Comcare, ACT public sector claims managed by EML and military compensation) and motor vehicle accidents.


What should I do immediately after sustaining a personal injury?

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Your health is paramount. Even if injuries seem minor, it’s crucial to get prompt medical evaluation.
  2. Document the Incident: Take photos, gather witness contact information and keep a record of everything related to the incident.
  3. Report the Incident: Notify the relevant authorities or parties, such as your employer if it’s a workplace injury, or the owner of the premises.
  4. Consult a Lawyer: Before making any statements or entering into any agreements, get legal advice to ensure you understand your rights.

What information should I bring to a personal injury consultation?

  1. Medical Records: Any documentation related to your injuries, treatment and prognosis.
  2. Incident Documentation: This includes photos, police reports and witness information.
  3. Insurance Information: Details of your insurance and any communication you’ve had with insurance companies.
  4. Financial Records: Evidence of expenses and losses related to the incident, including lost wages and treatment expenses.

Can I file a personal injury claim on behalf of a family member?

Yes, in certain circumstances, you can file a claim on behalf of a family member. This is typically the case when the family member is a child, lacks the capacity (whether permanently or temporarily) to manage their own legal affairs, or has passed away due to their injuries. Each situation is unique, so it’s important to discuss the specific scenario with a lawyer.

If you have suffered a physical or psychological injury in the ACT in the workplace, or while travelling to or from work, you may be entitled to claim workers compensation from your employer.

Comcare is the scheme that provides workers compensation benefits to Australian Government employees, and to the employees of a limited number of other national businesses, such as Australia Post.

If you were injured in a motor vehicle or cycling accident before 1 February 2020, and you were not at fault, you are likely to be entitled to compensation and we can help you with that.

However, on 1 February 2020, the ACT Government changed the way people injured in motor vehicle or cycling accidents on ACT roads receive compensation.

In a recent article, Amber Wang explained what this law change might mean for you if you’re involved in an accident – you can read it here.

In the ACT, if you suffer injury or loss as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

At Snedden Hall & Gallop, we have been successful in many public liability claims and sporting injury claims, including those related to:

  • slips and falls in public places
  • injuries caused by impure foods or dangerous goods
  • transport accidents, such as aircraft accidents
  • unsafe and unpadded trampolines
  • skiing accidents
  • go-karting incidents
  • horse riding accidents.

We can assist you in accessing compensation for an injury or loss as a result of defective goods.

Medical negligence claims are those that involve compensation when you have suffered injuries that have been caused as a result of inadequate skill or care by your healthcare provider.

Professionals owe their clients a duty to act with reasonable care and skill. If a professional fails to act with due care and skill, you may have the right to claim compensation for financial loss.

Professional negligence claims can be brought against:

  • the financial sector, such as accountants, bankers, and financial advisors;
  • the building sector, such as builders, architects, and engineers;
  • the property sector, such as real estate agents, valuers, and surveyors;
  • and other professionals, such as lawyers, doctors, and consultants.

If you have been exposed to asbestos at any time in your life and are suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma or any asbestos-related illnesses you may be entitled to claim compensation.

We offer fully transparent no-win, no-fee arrangements (excluding Comcare claims). Our fees are based on the work we do, not a percentage of your compensation sum.