National Injury Insurance Scheme Queensland (NIIS)

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National Injury Insurance Scheme Queensland (NIIS)

From 1 July 2016 Queenslanders seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents may be eligible to receive necessary and reasonable treatment, care and support services under the NIIS, regardless of who is at fault.

Due to Queensland’s fault based CTP Scheme, approximately 50% of people injured in motor vehicle accidents have been unable to claim against the CTP Scheme. The NIIS does not take away a person’s right to claim against the at fault driver under the CTP Scheme, but ensures that any eligible person receives necessary and reasonable treatment, care and support.

What is the NIIS?

The NIIS is administered by the National Injury Insurance Agency Queensland and is to help those who are seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents to achieve their individual goals, maximise their independence and participate in the community.

Who is eligible?

To receive treatment, care and support under the NIIS you must have sustained an eligible, serious personal injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident on or after 1 July 2016.

What is a serious personal injury?

  • Permanent spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Multiple or high-level limb amputations
  • Permanent injury to the brachial plexus
  • Severe burns
  • Permanent legal blindness

You will not be eligible if your injury:

  • Was sustained during organised motor sports events
  • Was associated with acts of terrorism
  • Involved unregistrable vehicles
  • Involved unregistered, but registrable vehicles on private property

What is covered by the NIIS?

The NIIS provides necessary and reasonable treatment, care and support. This includes:

  • Medical and pharmaceutical treatment
  • Dental treatment
  • Rehabilitation Respite care
  • Attendant care and support services
  • Aids and appliances
  • Prostheses
  • Educational and vocational training
  • Home and transport modifications

The NIIS does not cover:

  • The cost of damage caused to vehicles or other property from a motor vehicle accident
  • Non-serious personal injuries
  • Damages for economic loss, and pain and suffering

 

If something has happened on the road, contact White Jordin Lawyers for a free, no obligation legal check on 07 3211 8644.

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