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.
What you may be entitled to under the CTP insurance will depend on when the claim is made:
For more information, see Motor accident injury claims on the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) website.
There 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 make. For more information about time limits and making a claim, see Apply for personal injury benefits on the SIRA website.
For a copy of the Motor Accidents Guidelines, go to the SIRA 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 partly at fault your claim could be reduced.
If you were not at fault, you may be able to claim compensation for treatment and rehabilitation expenses, loss of future income and non-economic loss, also known as pain and suffering.
For more information, see The accident happened before 1 December 2017 on the SIRA 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 income support payments and medical expenses.