Total & Permanent Disability Claims

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No longer able to work? We're here for you.

If you’ve suffered a serious injury that’s resulted in you no longer being able to work, you may be able to make a claim through your superannuation. Our compensation lawyers are highly experienced in total and permanent disability (TPD) claims and will guide you through the process. Count on us for reliable and personable service along the way. Our compensation lawyers are Brisbane-based but service all of Queensland with a free initial consultation and no upfront costs.

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There are a range of different injuries that call for total & permanent disability claims.

A total and permanent disability claim usually follows a severe injury or a prolonged illness. These claims are for injuries and illnesses that prevent us from being able to work. Eye injuries, back and spinal injuries, brain injuries, disability, and anxiety and depression are all examples of TPD claims.

Remember, strict time limits apply, so it’s important to get in touch for your free initial consultation as soon as you can.

Brain Injuries

Head & Neck Injuries

Back, Shoulder & Spinal Injuries

Eye Injuries

Anxiety & Depression

So, how does a total & permanent disability claim work?

A TPD claim is usually received as a lump sum payment following a severe injury or prolonged illness that prevents your ability to return to work. Claimants usually access these payments through their superannuation, with the support of a compensation lawyer. 

These claims are pretty complex and depend on a few factors, including your superannuation fund, your employment history, and the level of disability or injury sustained.

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We'll guide you through the process

Total and permanent disability claims are complex and the process isn’t always so straightforward. So, we’re here to guide you through it. You can count on our team to simplify the process and keep in touch with you as it progresses. We’ll keep you informed and up to date.


Initial Consultation

We’ll get things started with a quick phone assessment and an initial consultation. We’ll learn about your experience and your ideal outcome.


Legal Process

We’ll begin the legal process after our cost- and obligation-free consultation. This process can vary greatly and can take a number of years.



Every case and resolution is different. Your claim’s finalisation and (hopefully) payout will conclude the process.

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Why leave your accident claim with us?

At Vilic Law, we exclusively work with personal injury compensation claims. We pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of personalised client service (just look at our five-star reviews) and providing you with support and advice every step of the way.

Service that's personal to you

This is a really difficult time for you. We get it. So, we make sure we’re giving you a service that’s personal to you and ticks all the boxes you need it to. We make sure we’re available too. You’ll even have our mobile number.

We can come to you

Life gets busy and a legal case is just another thing to deal with — especially if you’re recovering from an injury. We’re so happy to travel to meet wherever you’d like to but you’re always welcome in our Milton or Browns Plains office too.

One point of contact (and always a lawyer)

It’s important you feel supported and secure throughout your claim process. So, you’ll be paired with a senior lawyer, who’ll start your case with you and finish it with you — with no handoffs to paralegals in between. It eliminates confusion and ensures a smooth process.

No Win, No Fee

We’re here to make legal representation and claiming compensation simple and risk-free through our No Win, No Fee policy. You’ll only have to pay once you’ve received a favourable outcome. Enjoy peace of mind with our 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee, if you’re not happy within the first 30 days, you can walk away at no cost to you.

We keep it affordable

We don’t want your win to be a stressful time where you’re concerned about paying us. We’ll be sure to keep it affordable and only charge you for our service once we win your case.

Committed to community

Our team routinely donates to local organisations and sponsors local sporting teams to make a positive impact in our community.

Have a Question?

Making a total and permanent disability claim is a daunting process. We know that often in legal cases, it’s the unknown that’s the scary part. Below are a few of our most frequently asked questions.

There are a variety of different injuries you can claim for, both physical and psychological:

  • Brain Injuries
  • Head & Neck Injuries
  • Back, Shoulder & Spinal Injuries
  • Eye Injuries
  • Anxiety & Depression

While total and permanent disability claims are related to an insurance policy in your superannuation, these aren’t so straightforward. Unfortunately, it’s not at all the same as accessing a typical insurance claim.

Different superannuation policies will hold different levels of TPD cover and accessing these benefits can be tricky.

We highly recommend reaching out to our friendly lawyers who can support you through the process. Partnering with a lawyer will typically speed the process up and give you a better chance of a successful claim.

There are a few different factors that will determine whether you can make a TPD claim:

•    Level of Disability – To make a TPD claim, you will likely need to show that you are suffering a minimum level of disability that affects your ability to return to your employment.

•    Employment history – Your superannuation funds’ TPD policy may require you to satisfy a minimum level of employment (i.e. weekly working hours) before you can make a TPD claim.

•    Superannuation fund – Each superannuation fund is different. Therefore, before you lodge a TPD claim you will need to find out whether TPD cover is included in your policy. We can help you with this.

•    Waiting periods – Most policies will generally have waiting periods in place. This is so your injuries and symptoms can stabilise before you can make a TPD claim. The waiting period typically starts from the date you suffered an injury.

If you’re still not sure, we recommend booking a free consultation with our team.

Each claim is different, so we can’t put a definitive timeframe on these. 

There is typically a waiting period allowed for your injuries to stabilise — but these periods vary with the policy.

There will also be some time required to collect evidence surrounding your medical history.

In some circumstances, claims can be done and dusted within three months, others can last more than a year. 

In your initial consultation, we’ll run through these factors and give you a rough time estimate.

There are two important steps to complete as soon as you decide you want to make a claim.

Firstly, enquire with a TPD compensation firm like Vilic Law. You can book a free initial consultation with us.

Secondly, run through your existing superannuation policy to find out if you have TPD insurance as part of your policy.

Our lawyers are happy to help you find out if you have a policy.

Unfortunately, our lawyers can only provide generalised advice and predictions around TPD claims and tax. 

You will have to speak with an accountant or financial professional to get definitive answers in this space.

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