TPD Claims Specialists
If you have stopped work due to injury or illness, and you are unlikely to return to work within your education, training or experience, in other words your resume, then you may be eligible to make a TPD claim.
The TPD Claims Process can be a daunting task, many people often underestimate how much work you have to do to get the TPD claims process started.
WKB TPD Lawyers has had significant success in claiming TPD superannuation lump sum benefits against Sunsuper, BT Super, Care Super, QSuper, Cbus, First State Super, Colonial First State Super, AMP, Rest, Australian Super, MTAA Super, Host Plus, AIA, LUCRF, TAL, Metlife, OnePath, CommInsure, Asteron, Vic Super, Tas Plan Super and several others.
TPD claims can be approved on almost any condition/s that prevent you from returning back to work, the injury or illness does not have to be caused by someone else or work related. These conditions can be Mental Illness, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Heart, Cardiomyopathy, Parkinson's Disease, Cancer, Shoulder, Back, Leg, Foot, Ankle, Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis, just to name a few.
Warren explains the TPD Criteria
Why Choose WKB TPD Lawyers
- Warren Bennett is the founder of WKB TPD Lawyers. Warren has had over 8 years experience working for Large, Medium and Boutique law firms solely advocating for injured and ill clients running TPD claims. Warren has also worked for a big Insurer as senior legal counsel.Warren’s experience is rare, as he has had the advantage of working for both sides of the fence. However, it was Warren’s passion helping injured and ill client’s which led him to open his firm solely running TPD claims.
- WKB TPD Lawyers will take the stress away from you, so you can concentrate on your treatment. The only thing you will need to do is sign some documents.
- You will love our client service, we will return your call same day, and keep you regularly involved in your case.
- All we do is TPD claims. We have knowledge, experience and expertise in TPD Claims that other firms don’t have.
- Warren handles your file from start to finish, not a Paralegal or Law Clerk.
- We know the law and can explain it simplistic terms to you.
- We are on your side.
Don't take our word for it
Our No Win No Fee Guarantee
If you are considering submitting a claim, WKB TPD Lawyers act for all of our clients on a No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
You can be assured that: –
- You will know how much you will pay from the outset;
- No hidden costs will be charged at the end of your claim;
- No 25% uplift fee;
- No expenses for photocopying, printing and faxing;
- We don't charge a percentage; and
- We don't charge like a Personal Injury Law Firm because we are not one.
Our fixed fees will be determined on a number of factors including but not limited to, strength of your case, and the complexity of your case.
What Evidence Do I Need To Submit A TPD Claim?
The TPD Claims Process can be a daunting task, many people often underestimate how much work you have to do to get the TPD claims process started. Below is a basic idea of whats required in order to be able to submit a TPD super claim.
1.Understand the TPD Claims Definition
Firstly, you will need to understand the TPD super claim definition to see if you may qualify. This can be complicated and will require a good understanding before you decide to make a TPD claim. There are many types of definitions depending on circumstances and your superannuation fund, but most people are assessed under this criteria:
- Ceased work because of injury or illness;
- Have not been able to work for either 3 or 6 consecutive months; and
- To prove with medical evidence, that you are unlikely ever to return to work that you are reasonably suited to within your education, training or experience.
You can request the policy document from your superannuation fund or see my video above.
- Evidence Required for TPD Claims
You must provide the insurer and your superannuation fund with evidence, such as the initial claim form, Certified ID, a signed authority, and 2 medical reports from your treating doctors, that supports that you can no longer work in an occupation for which you are reasonably suited by way of education, training or experience due total permanent injury or illness. In other words, your resume. The medical evidence should show that you are totally permanently disabled from returning back to work.
The 2 medical reports are very important, they need to have the right boxes ticked.
You will need to review these once received to make sure all the right boxes are ticked, and is supportive. If the reports do not support TPD, then give us a call on 1800 865 225 to discuss.
- Further Evidence You May Be Required to Provide For Your TPD Claim
However, this is only the start, the TPD Claims process can be onerous and often a lot more information is requested including but not limited to:
- Clinical notes from all your treating doctors;
- Your statutory benefits claim file if you were on Workcover or receiving benefits under a CTP scheme;
- Information from your employer in the form of employer statement;
- If self employed, your BAS, business tax returns, and payslips;
- ATO Records;
- Medicare Records;
- Centrelink Records; and
- They may subject you to an independent medical (IME) examination to get further medical evidence.
- How Long does It Take to Assess My TPD Claim Once All Of The Documentation Above Is Submitted
Once the TPD claim is lodged, it can take 6 to 24 months before the claim has been resolved.