Information for those involved in Victorian motor vehicle accidents

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Does TAC cover bicycle accidents?

Does TAC cover bicycle accidents?

Does TAC cover bicycle accidents?  In Victoria, if you've been involved in a bicycle accident involving a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to lodge a TAC claim and obtain compensation. If you're a cyclist, you are covered by the TAC in the following...

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TAC travel reimbursement

TAC travel reimbursement

TAC travel reimbursement Once you have an accepted TAC claim, you are entitled to claim reimbursement for travel expenses from the TAC. What travel expenses does the TAC pay for? TAC will pay travel expenses related to travelling to and from treatment related to the...

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TAC payments after 18 months

TAC payments after 18 months

TAC payments after 18 months The TAC will usually fund up to three years of weekly payments for people injured in a transport accident. The payment periods are broken up into two 18-month blocks.  For the first 18 months, the injured person must prove that they were...

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Is TAC only in Victoria?

Is TAC only in Victoria?

Is TAC only in Victoria? Yes the TAC is only in Victoria. Each state and territory in Australia has their own body that is responsible for providing compensation to people who have suffered injuries in vehicle accidents. The state and territory bodies are; New South...

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What are the TAC benefits?

What are the TAC benefits?

What are the TAC benefits? Under the TAC scheme, once a claim has been accepted there are a number of benefits that you may be entitled to claim. One benefit is the payment of medical and like expenses, which you can read about in detail here. You are able to obtain...

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TAC dispute applications

TAC dispute applications

TAC dispute applications If that TAC makes a decision that you do not agree with primarily in relation to your no fault benefits, you can lodge what's called a TAC dispute Application (provided you have engaged a lawyer to assist you). If you're not sure what you're...

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TAC equipment hire

TAC equipment hire

TAC equipment hire As part of the TAC's responsibility to pay for medical and like expenses, they can in some circumstances pay for medical equipment or other equipment (such as exercise equipment) used to assist in your recovery from an injury. An example of this...

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Does TAC pay super?

Does TAC pay super?

Does TAC pay super? Once you have an accepted TAC claim, if your ability to work has been impacted you will likely be entitled to the payment of income benefits. Income benefits are payable for a total of three years post accident. In some cases, income benefits can...

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TAC impairment assessment

TAC impairment assessment

TAC impairment assesment Generally speaking, there are four entitlements open to a person to claim from the TAC if they've been involved in an accident. These are: the payment of medical and like expenses, weekly payments, an impairment benefit lump sum claim and a...

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TAC claim form

TAC claim form

In order to claim TAC assistance following an accident, you need to lodge a TAC claim. It's important to know however that the only TAC claim form that you will find is an online claim form. This is how it looks; This is not a TAC claim form that you can download. It...

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Does tac cover remedial massage?

Does tac cover remedial massage?

Does TAC cover remedial massage? Once you have an accepted TAC claim, TAC will be required to pay you for the reasonable cost of any medical and like expenses related to the treatment of any injuries you suffered in the accident. A common treatment that people often...

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TAC informal review

TAC informal review

TAC informal review process Once you have a TAC claim accepted, you might find the TAC make a decision in relation to your claim that you disagree with. If so, there are a few options open to you to contest the decision. You can ask the TAC to perform an internal...

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Does TAC cover chiropractic costs?

Does TAC cover chiropractic costs?

Does TAC cover chiropractic costs? Once you have an accepted TAC claim, the TAC will be responsible for the payment of reasonable medical and like expenses. One such type of medical treatment is chiropractic services. Claiming treatment within the first 90 days after...

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TAC settlement conferences

TAC settlement conferences

TAC settlement conferences A TAC settlement conference typically refers to a conference that occurs after the lodgement of a TAC serious injury application and where a serious injury certificate has been obtained. It involves the parties getting together to try and...

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How much does TAC pay?

How much does TAC pay?

How much does TAC pay? Generally speaking, there are four main entitlements that a person can claim under the TAC system. This page will look at each of the entitlements and look at how much the TAC will pay for each. Medical and like expenses You can read about the...

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TAC claim threshold

TAC claim threshold

TAC claim threshold There is no TAC claim threshold required to have an initial TAC claim accepted - other than that you have suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident connected to Victoria. In relation to claiming lump sum compensation under the TAC system,...

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TAC claim process

TAC claim process

The TAC claim process This page details the TAC claim process. It will explain the claim process relating to the lodgement of an initial TAC claim, what you’re entitled to once your claim has been accepted and what the process is if your claim gets rejected. It will...

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TAC injury stablility

TAC injury stablility

All about TAC injury stability In order to pursue certain entitlements under a TAC claim, your injury or injuries that you suffered in the accident need to be stabilised. This page will explore the issue of injury stabilisation. What is injury stabilisation? A simple...

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How to find your TAC claim number

How to find your TAC claim number

How to find your TAC claim number Your TAC claim number is a very important number when you have a TAC claim. It is this number that you should put on all correspondence that you send to the TAC. And when you call the TAC and wish to speak to someone about your claim,...

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TAC medical imaging

TAC medical imaging

TAC and medical imaging After a motor vehicle accident, you may need medical treatment. Part of this medical treatment may involve getting medical imaging scans such as x-rays, MRIs CT and ultrasounds. This page will explore what you need to know. Have a TAC claim...

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TAC interim payment

TAC interim payment

TAC interim payment In certain cases, you may be entitled to an interim payment from the TAC. This page will explore this further. Income interim payments While your income payments are being determined, you may be entitled payment of an interim payment from the TAC....

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Does TAC cover ambulance costs?

Does TAC cover ambulance costs?

Does TAC cover ambulance costs? Yes, the TAC will pay for the cost of an ambulance if you need it to transfer you to hospital after an accident. How do I claim payment for ambulance costs from the TAC? Many times, you will not need to do anything in order to get the...

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TAC physiotherapy

TAC physiotherapy

TAC physiotherapy - what you need to know If you've been involved in a motor vehicle accident, the TAC is able to pay for medical treatment. You can read about TAC and the payment of medical expenses here. This page will specifically explore TAC physiotherapy and what...

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TAC maximums for pain and suffering

TAC maximums for pain and suffering

TAC maximum for pain and suffering One thing that you can be compensated for under a TAC claim after an accident is pain and suffering. There are four entitlements (generally speaking) under a TAC claim. These are the payment of medical and like expenses, weekly...

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TAC maximums for pain and suffering

Does TAC cover wages?

Does TAC cover wages? The TAC will pay income benefits following an accident in which you suffered an injury, if your ability to work has been impacted. Whether that means you are not able to work at all or you are able to work some hours, but not what you were doing...

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TAC claims history check

TAC claims history check

TAC claims history check The TAC has two different ways to access information in relation to any TAC claims that you may have. The first way is free, the second way requires a fee to be paid. The ‘release of information’ process The TAC gives you any TAC claim forms,...

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TAC and returning to work

TAC and returning to work

TAC return to work If you've been off work due to injury following a car accident, you've probably got a few questions regarding returning to work. This page will outline what you know what you need to know in relation to a return to work. When can you return to work?...

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Does TAC pay for surgery?

Does TAC pay for surgery?

Does TAC pay for surgery? Yes, in some cases the TAC will pay for the cost of surgery if you have an accepted TAC claim. Within 90 days of the accident If you need surgery within 90 days of the accident, you just need to have an accepted TAC claim and the surgery...

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Is TAC compensation taxable

Is TAC compensation taxable

Is TAC compensation taxable? What are the TAC compensation scheme, there are four main entitlements. These are; The payment of medical and like expenses, income payments, impairment benefit lump sum and common-law lump sum. This page will look at whether particular...

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Should I lodge a TAC claim?

Should I lodge a TAC claim?

Should I lodge a TAC claim? In most instances where a person has been injured in a transport accident in Victoria we would recommend that they lodge a TAC claim. There is very little downside to lodging a TAC claim and in terms of upside, it is something that can...

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TAC claim rejected?

TAC claim rejected?

TAC claim rejected? Once you lodge a TAC claim, the claim will be determined by the TAC. The TAC will either accept or reject the claim. If you are interested in how the initial claim determination process works and the timeframes involved, you should visit this page....

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TAC medical assessments

TAC medical assessments

All about TAC medical assessments During a TAC claim, you may have a medical assessment organised by the TAC that you need to attend. You may have more than one assessment organised for you. This page will explore TAC medical assessments further. When are TAC medical...

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When to get a lawyer after a car accident

When to get a lawyer after a car accident

When to get a lawyer after a car accident (Vic) In this post, we are looking at getting a lawyer for a potential TAC claim. If you are being sued or being asked to pay an amount of money in relation to property damage from a car accident, then you should consult your...

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How does TAC compensation work?

How does TAC compensation work?

How does TAC compensation work? If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Victoria, you may be entitled to claim TAC compensation. This page will explore how TAC compensation works. TAC is insurance Whenever you renew your motor vehicle registration, a portion...

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Do TAC claims go to court?

Do TAC claims go to court?

Do TAC claims go to court? TAC claims do, from time to time, go to Court depending upon what the issues involved are. We unpack all the scenarios in this article. Statutory benefit claims Statutory benefits are your basic entitlements through the TAC -  like medical...

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