Car Accident Helpline PH 1800 060 891

LOSS OF INCOME/DEMURRAGE

If your work vehicle has been damaged in an accident, this can lead to a loss of income.
Trust the professionals at Motor Accident Legal Service to help you recover any income lost while your vehicle is unavailable. Alternatively, we can help you cover the cost of hiring a replacement vehicle during repairs.
Contact us on 1800 060 891 for a free assessment of your claim. Let’s make sure your livelihood is protected while your work vehicle is off the road.

What is considered a work vehicle?

A ‘work vehicle’ refers to any car used for business purposes and can also include:

  • Taxis
  • Trucks
  • Work utes
  • Delivery vehicles and vans.

Essentially, if you can’t operate your business or complete your day-to-day work without the vehicle you drive, it’s most likely considered a work vehicle.

How can Motor Accident Legal Service help?

We can seek recovery of income losses you’ve endured (or are still enduring) as a result of your work vehicle being damaged. If appropriate, we can seek recovery of the money you’ve paid to hire a replacement vehicle.
As a specialty division of Sinnamon Lawyers, the Motor Accident Legal Service team are highly experienced in handling these types of cases. We’re your one-stop shop for any legal compensation assistance related to a road accident.
Contact us for assistance by:

  • Calling us on 1800 060 891
  • Completing the enquiry form on this page (we’ll get in touch without delay).

If you can’t come to us, we can come to you.

Will my loss of income (demurrage) claim be treated as a ‘no win no fee’ case?

In most cases where the driver at fault is insured, yes, we can act for you on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. We will confirm this with you during our initial consultation.

How is loss of income determined?

By looking at your income documentation, we’ll work with you to determine how much money you are missing out on while your work vehicle is unavailable. If portions of your income aren’t dependent on having your vehicle, we will need to take this into consideration.
As an example: If you’re employed and rely entirely on your car to fulfil your job, we may look at your daily wages and multiply this by the number of days your vehicle was out of action.
Please note that the required calculations differ for each case. You will need to speak with one of our experts for more details on how we’ll determine your exact loss of income.
The process can also be slightly more complicated for contractors and self-employed people.

Can I claim all of my lost income?

This will depend on your unique circumstances. The best way to find out how much of your lost income you could potentially claim is to organise an obligation-free consultation with one of our motor accident lawyers.

How long can a claim take?

This will also rely largely on the specifics of your claim. Depending on how straightforward or complex your case is, it could take anywhere between 6 and 18 months to resolve. However, your expert representative will do everything possible to speed up the process, and we will always keep you informed regarding timeframes and potential delays.

QLD Head Office

Brisbane City

Level 7, 344 Queen St Brisbane QLD 4000 Phone: 1800 007 277 Our Brisbane City office is located on the first floor of Matisse Tower. At this office we can assist you with injury claims for motor vehicle, workplace and public liability incidents.
Brendale
3/22 – 24 Strathwyn St Brendale QLD 4500
Browns Plains
Westpoint Shopping Centre, Shop 9, 8-24 Browns Plains Road Browns Plains QLD 4118
Cairns
Boland's Centre, 14 Spence St Cairns QLD 4870
Chermside
Lvl 1, 793 Gympie Rd Chermside QLD 4032
Cleveland
Level 1, 23 Middle St Cleveland QLD 4163
Gladstone
Nightowl Shopping Centre Shop 15A, 45 Dawson Hwy Gladstone QLD 4680
Gold Coast
Wyndham Building Level 9, 1 Corporate Crt Bundall QLD 4217
Ipswich
Level 3, 16 East St Ipswich QLD 4305
Mackay
Parklands Mackay Business Hub 239 Nebo Rd West Mackay QLD 4740
Rockhampton
Suite 7 Trustee House, 67 East Street Rockhampton QLD 4700
Sunshine Coast
Regatta 1 2 Innovation Parkway Birtinya QLD 4575
Toowong
Level 4, 49 Sherwood Rd Toowong QLD 4066
Toowoomba
123 Margaret Street Toowoomba QLD 4350
Townsville
Level 1, 112 Denham St Townsville QLD 4810
Upper Mt Gravatt
Level 1, Garden Square Building Cnr Kessels Rd & MacGregor St Upper Mt Gravatt QLD 4122
Woolloongabba
(Opposite PA Hospital) Suite 10, 240 Ipswich Rd Woolloongabba QLD 4102

NSW Head Office

Sydney CBD

Level 12, 95 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 Phone: 1800 007 277 We can make an appointment to meet with you at our Sydney office to assist you with injury claims for motor vehicle, workplace and public liability incidents. We are located in the heart of the CBD financial district on Level 12 in the Regus suites of the distinctive Australia Square Plaza building.
Gordon
Suite 1A, Level 2 802 Pacific Hwy Gordon NSW 2072
Parramatta
Level 9, 91 Phillip Street Parramatta NSW 2150
Tweed Heads
Level 1, 1 Sands Street Tweed Heads NSW 2485
Your Place
We will visit you at home or hospital if mobility or transport are a problem.

WA Head Office

Perth

Level 24, Allendale Square
77 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Phone: 1800 007 277

Contact us for an obligation free consultation

Please call us on 1800 007 277 to speak immediately with one of our compensation lawyers, who can discuss your circumstances with you obligation free. You can also complete our enquiry form if you prefer. We will then contact you as soon as possible – usually within a couple of hours. All enquiries are kept strictly confidential.