Most superannuation policies allow for monetary compensation for their members if they become sick, injured or, in the worst case, die. Often members do not realise that their superannuation scheme offers this cover.
Entitlements may include a lump sum payment or ongoing benefits, which could significantly ease financial difficulties for yourself or your family. In addition, you could also be entitled to claim continuing benefits or a lump sum amount from an insurance policy you may have independently purchased such as income protection, sickness or accident insurance. These claims can be made in addition to other compensation rights you may have.
Depending on the wording of your policy, you may be entitled to claim if:
It is important you seek your own legal advice at the earliest to ensure that you are aware of all your benefits and rights. We have helped hundreds to claim significant settlements from every large insurer in Australia. We offer specialist knowledge in superannuation and insurance claims so we can help you obtain a successful outcome with confidence.
Our lawyers can represent you during the assessment process to ensure that your claim is handled fairly and reasonably by the fund and the insurer. If you are already in dispute with a superannuation fund or insurer over an entitlement, we can help you challenge your fund’s decision by requesting reviews and, if necessary, by taking court action on your behalf.
To get more detailed advice about your particular case, contact us for a free consultation to see how we can help you.