Catastrophic Injury - Lifetime Care and Support Scheme
When a loved one is catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of whether the accident was their fault, you need to be aware of the existence of the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme (‘LCSS’).
The LCSS was established in 2006, to provide lifetime care and support for children, under the age of sixteen years injured in a motor vehicle accident. In 2007 the Scheme was extended and now provides lifetime care and support for any person catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle in New South Wales.
Under the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme catastrophic injury includes:
- Severe brain injury
- Severe spinal cord injury
- Multiple amputations
- Severe burns
- Permanent blindness
An injured person who is admitted to the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme will be entitled to payment of the following: When a loved one is catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of whether the accident was their fault, you nee
- Medical, hospital and ambulance expenses
- Rehabilitation including educational and vocational training
- Respite care
- Attendant care services - attendant are services that provide assistance to the injured person with everyday tasks such as:
- Domestic & Personal assistance
- Provision of any required artificial members
- Any required home or transport modification such as wheelchair accessibility issues
At Gerard Malouf and Partners, we have extensive experience in the LCSS and we understand the trauma involved in caring for a loved one with a catastrophic injury. We handle all the details and legal requirements in relation to access to the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme so that you can focus on the most important thing – the person with the catastrophic injury.
We do whatever it takes to make it easier for our client’s to focus on recovering from their injuries and to minimise the stress and trauma caused on our client and their families as a result of the catastrophic injury.
Gerard Malouf & Partners are not a giant publicly listed law company but a highly specialised and focused firm.
We are small enough to have the privilege of caring intimately for our clients but large enough to have the solid financial, medical and expert resources our client’s need in their successful compensation claims.
For free over-the-phone advice or to take advantage of our free face-to-face consultation call our expert legal team today on 1800 004 878.