You can claim for:
- Damages for pain and suffering
- Past loss of wages or other income
- Future loss of income
- Past and future medical expenses
- Out of pocket expenses
Except for WorkCover claims, if you need domestic assistance around the house for things that you once did before the accident e.g. washing clothes, mowing the lawns, cooking etc, you can make a claim for the total number of hours of assistance provided by family members or friends (past and future).
For example, if you will require 20 hours of assistance per week for the rest of your life, a substantial claim will be made for that future assistance at the appropriate hourly rate.