The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) considers two criteria for accepting a claim. The accident must satisfy the legal definition of a ‘transport accident’. A transport accident is an incident arising out of the driving of a motor vehicle, car, tram or train. The injured individual is eligible for compensation under the Transport Accident Act 1986.
For your claim to be accepted, the TAC requires the transport accident to have been reported to the police and to the train or tram operator, depending on the particular case. The easiest way to claim is to contact the TAC on 1300 654 329 and complete a claim document over the telephone.
The TAC will send the claim document to you and you can contact Pentana Stanton Lawyers for free advice on your claim document to ensure the details are correct.
A claim for compensation must be lodged within 12 months of the date of the transport accident.