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A total and permanent disability claim entitles you to claim a lump sum payment of compensation if you have suffered an injury or illness that prevents you from returning to work in any capacity for which you could reasonably undertake by reason of your education, training or work experience.

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What is Total and Permanent Disability?

Every policy of TPD insurance is different. You need to satisfy the definition of what is total and permanent disablement under the policy to make a claim. This can vary between policies but usually you need to demonstrate the following:

  1. That you have suffered a minimum level of injury and/or;
  2. You are unfit to return to any work by reason of your education, training or work experience.
  3. For example, if you are a construction worker and sustained an injury that prevents you from returning to work in the construction industry, say a back injury and you have no other relevant work experience or skills, then you would normally qualify for claiming a TPD benefit through your superannuation fund.

Who can make a tpd claim?

A TPD claim is made against a policy of insurance held by your superannuation fund. Most superannuation funds take out insurance on behalf of members that allows them to make a claim for total and permanent disability if they are unable to work as a consequence of an injury or illness.

You need to review your superannuation documents or contact your superannuation fund and see if there is a TPD benefit payable. Your last superannuation document should tell you whether you have TPD insurance and how much can be claimed.

What is the TPD claim process?

To lodge a successful TPD claim, you need to do the following:

  1. Obtain from your super fund a copy of the policy of insurance with the definition of what is total permanent disablement.
  2. Obtain the relevant claim form documentation from your superannuation fund.
  3. Complete the claim forms provided which will include obtaining medical certification that you are unfit for work.

The TPD claims process can be complex. Usually, the insurer will look to decline a TPD claim by deciding that you do not satisfy the definition of TPD.

It is therefore important that you obtain legal advice from an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law before you submit any TPD claim forms to ensure that the claim forms and documentation is completed correctly.

We offer assistance with TPD claims on a “No win – No fee” basis which means you only pay legal costs if you are successful.

It is therefore important that you obtain legal advice from an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law before you submit any TPD claim forms to ensure that the claim forms and documentation is completed correctly.

We offer assistance with TPD claims on a “No win – No fee” basis which means you only pay legal costs if you are successful.

If you think you may have a right to make a claim, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

Would you like assistance with your claim?

Complete our free, no obligation confidential case assessment form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Alternatively, we are available to talk by phone and email. Please contact our experienced accredited specialist personal injury lawyers to find out how we can help.

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Kimberly B.
23:14 14 Feb 24
Mathew is very knowledgable and has been of great assistance to me. All the staff are friendly and helpful. I'm so happy I found this firm.Thank you Mathew and team for your great work in my case.... I am 100% happy with what you achieved for me.read more
Julie M.
10:16 16 Jan 24
My last stage of Workers compensation claim was managed by Emma Perkins, Natasha Stojanovic, Rebecca Dunshea and Kelli Robinson at Garling and Co. Lawyers who went the extra mile with their service... from the beginning to the end of 3 years of my case. I have become very anxious with almost everything after a workplace injury and a lot of times I probably ask more questions than I need to, but Emma Perkins always finds clear answers to my questions in a short time and explains to me patiently even using her mealtime or between her meeting and make me feel that I have been very well take care and supported. I am so grateful and extremely satisfied. The excellent service, attitude, and culture of Metthew Garling and his team are second to none with a very high success rate. If you going to battle with your workplace injury for a short or long period, you are better off with Garling and Co. lawyers who are able back you up every step of the way. I strongly recommend it to anybody who needs their service like me. Julieread more
patrick P.
01:46 19 Dec 23
I like to say that I had a very wonderful experience,And the support, and also understanding with all my requests,I could not ask for a better team!Thank you Emma and also her assistant Rebecca... thank youread more
Kazi H.
13:38 13 Dec 23
Work cover fund is GOVT’S money but insurer think that it is from their 14th generation. So only they can have it. Not only that, people from the work, IME doctor from insurer, back to work... coordinator from work, Rehab provider from any side push the worker as hard as possible that the worker (doesn’t matter how the workers mental or psychical condition) either go back to his pre injury duty or leave the job.More over on that very bumpy any difficult journey some of them only treat the worker as a MONEY MAKING MECHINE .in some point worker feels like, no rooms to breath. On that moment need someone to support legally, someone to care, someone to relive.On my case I believe that, somehow, I manage to make my God happy. That’s why God sends me to Matthew Gerling and his team Allison, Rebecca and Nathan, and all of GARLING & co Lawyers.I am not good enough in English, can’t express my gratitude.Matthew, Allison, Rebecca and Nathan, please accept my appreciation and pass it to others.read more
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01:32 29 Nov 23
Professional, understanding and friendly
Sean G.
23:21 14 Nov 23
Matthew Garling and everyone I spoke to at Garling and Co were kind, caring and compassionate. They were sensitive to my psychological condition and were patient in explaining everything to me, so... that I clearly understood the legal process. I am exceptionally grateful for the settlement outcome that Garling and Co obtained for me. Many thanks.read more
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08:33 13 Nov 23
Great Experience with Garling & Co. Matthew explained everything in detail during the first appointment. Allison, Nathan, Rebecca and the staff have been extremely helpful. Thank You to the team and... lawyers at Garling & Co. for making the long process easy for me and getting an excellent outcome for my compensation claim.I would highly recommend Garling & Co. Lawyersread more
Saskia L.
21:42 08 Nov 23
The world of workers compensation is long, hard and confusing, but Emma and Rebecca at Garling & Co always treated my case with kindness, respect and understanding. No question was ever silly and... they always had time to make sure I knew what would happen next and how we could best prepare. I am so thankful for their expertise and could not have chosen anyone better to represent me.read more
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08:46 06 Nov 23
Thank you Matthew and his team for taking care of my case couldn’t ask for a better results and couldn’t have better team to do that thank you
Julie M.
00:40 06 Nov 23
Garlic & Co Lawyers have been wonderful, supporting me through some difficult times. With their assistance, positive outcomes were achieved. Many thanks to the Team.Julie
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