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LawAccess NSW > Representing Yourself > Car accidents > What to do after an accident

Injuries 

A person who is injured in a car accident can make a claim against the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance company of the driver at fault. Compulsory third party insurance is also called a green slip.

For more information, go to the State Insuranc​e Regulatory Authority website.

AlertThere are time limits for lodging a claim. The time limits may be 28 days or six months from the date of the accident, depending on the type of claim you are m​aking. For more information about time limits, go to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority external link​website. 

Claims made before 1 December 2017

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident before 1 December 2017, you may be able to claim a payment of up to $5,000 if you were the driver at fault. If you were not at fault, you might also be able to claim compensation for your injuries ('pain and suffering'). 

For more information, go to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority website. 

Claims made after 1 December 2017

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident after 1 December 2017, you may be able to claim:

  • up to six months of weekly income payments if you need time off work 
  • medical and treatment expenses, and
  • commercial attendant care if you need help around the home.
For more information, go to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority website.