SA CTP Insurance
Making a claim

Making a claim

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and wish to make a claim for your injuries, see below.

You may be able to make a CTP claim with Allianz if:

  1. You have suffered an injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident that was not your fault; and
  2. The vehicle at fault in the accident was insured by Allianz CTP.

If you do not know whether Allianz is the CTP insurer, please contact us on the number below and we will advise you whether Allianz is the CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault.

For more information on how to make a claim, see http://www.ctp.sa.gov.au/claims.html

Things you need to do before you can make a claim

  1. Obtain the registration details of the vehicles involved in the accident.
  2. Report the accident to the police if the police did not attend the accident scene. You can report the accident to the police by completing a Report of Traffic Incident Form and taking it to your nearest police station.

Once you have obtained this information, you can make a claim. If you have any questions about obtaining this information, please contact us.

Contact Us

Phone

1300 686 725

Call Us

Email

claimssactp@allianz.com.au

Email Us

Fax

1300 686 018

Post

Allianz Australia
CTP SA Claims Dept.
PO Box 10063,
Adelaide BC, SA, 5000

Important links / Stakeholders

Report Motor Vehicle Accident to Police

To report a motor vehicle accident to the police you can attend the police station or by reporting the accident online and taking the form to your nearest police station

SA Police Website

Claim Forms

For CTP Claim Forms, visit the SA CTP Regulator website

Regulator website

What happens next after I have sent my claim form to Allianz?

  1. As soon as we receive your claim form, we will contact you and provide a claim reference number and the name and contact details of the person who will be responsible for the management of your claim.
  2. We will make enquiries into the circumstances of the accident to ensure that the Allianz insured driver is at fault.
  3. We will assist you with your reasonable and necessary medical treatment and provide you with rehabilitation to assist you in your recovery.
  4. Please remember to keep your accounts and receipts and provide copies to us. We will pay reasonable medical expenses promptly upon receipt, if we have accepted liability.
  5. We may also need to obtain medical reports and other information to assess your claim. If we do, we will discuss these with you.
  6. Once we have received all of the necessary information to assess your claim, we will contact you to discuss settlement

Questions about CTP Insurance?

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance provides compensation to accident victims where the owner or driver of a registered South Australian vehicle is at fault.

For more information about CTP insurance, please visit http://www.ctp.sa.gov.au/what.html

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) personal injury insurance covers injury caused to third parties when you or the person driving your vehicle is the driver at fault in an accident. Third parties include your passengers and other road users, such as drivers, passengers of other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, motor cyclists and pillion passengers. Your CTP insurance also covers you for injuries caused through the use of a trailer.
No, CTP Insurance does not cover damage to your vehicle, other vehicles or property. It is necessary to take out separate car insurance in order to be covered for these events
If you suffer injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident and it is shown that another driver was ‘at fault’, you may be entitled to make a claim for damages against the other driver’s CTP insurance policy.
If you are the driver at fault in the accident, you will not be entitled to claim any benefits under your SA CTP Policy. However, if your injuries are severe, you may be entitled to make a claim under the government’s Lifetime Support Scheme. For more information on the eligibility requirements of this Scheme, go to lifetimesupport.sa.gov.au.

The CTP Regulator appointed by the SA Government to work with insurers to ensure fair and affordable CTP insurance premiums.

For more information about how the Regulator calculates CTP insurance premiums, visit http://www.ctp.sa.gov.au/premiums.html

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure will issue CTP insurance renewal notices, and provide premium collection services as part of the vehicle registration process. You should experience minimal change in the way you register your vehicles and renew your CTP insurance policy.

Questions about the CTP claims process?

The common forms of compensation payments are made for:

  • Treatment expenses (refer to ‘What type of treatment expenses can be claimed?’, below);
  • Non-economic loss, including pain and suffering and disfigurement;
  • Loss of earning capacity (past and future) excluding the first week's loss;
  • Loss of dependency;
  • Attendant care;
  • Funeral.

Reductions in compensation may apply in relation to:

  • Seatbelts. A fixed 25% reduction for persons (16 years or older) not wearing a seatbelt as required under the Road Traffic Act.
  • Safety Helmets. Depending on the circumstances of the accident and the injuries you suffer, a fixed 25% reduction for persons (16 years or older) not wearing a safety helmet as required by the Road Traffic Act.
  • Passenger compartments. Depending on the circumstances of the accident and the injuries you suffer, a fixed 25% reduction for persons (16 years or older) travelling as a passenger in or on a motor vehicle with a passenger compartment, but not within the compartment (for example a van or utility).
  • Alcohol and/or Drugs (intoxication).
  • Drivers who have contributed to an accident and were intoxicated. There is a minimum 50% reduction when the Blood Alcohol Certificate (BAC) was 0.15 or more, or where the driver was so much under the influence of alcohol or a drug as to be incapable of exercising effective control of the vehicle. Otherwise, the minimum reduction is 25%.
  • Passengers (16 years and older) who were (or ought to have been) aware they were travelling with an intoxicated driver. There is a fixed 50% reduction when the driver's BAC was 0.15 or more, or when the driver was so much under the influence of alcohol or a drug as to be incapable of exercising effective control of the vehicle. Otherwise, the fixed reduction is 25%.
  • Pedestrians/Cyclists who have contributed to their injuries and were intoxicated. There is a 25% or more reduction.
  • The above fixed reductions are in addition to any other reductions for contributory negligence.

We may authorise payment for treatment expenses including, but not limited to the following:

  • Medical practitioners;
  • Medications;
  • Ambulance;
  • Hospital;
  • Physiotherapy;
  • Chiropractic;
  • Hydrotherapy;
  • Remedial massage;
  • Gym program.

All providers of medical and allied health services (e.g. physiotherapy, chiropractic, hydrotherapy and massage treatment) must be WorkCover accredited, or your expenses may not be covered. Payment of accounts for these treatments will be made at WorkCover gazetted rates.

The injured person (in the case of someone 16 years or older) is technically responsible for treatment expenses incurred prior to claims being settled. While Allianz has no legal obligation to pay accounts progressively, it does so providing certain conditions are met. It is advisable to enquire about the cost of treatment and eligibility for progressive payments before agreeing to treatment.

Allianz considers making progressive payments on treatment accounts on a case by case basis.

Payment of accounts by Allianz may occur when:

  • An PDF Download 'Injury Claim Form', including the PDF Download 'Prescribed Authority', is completed, and submitted to Allianz;
  • Liability is not in dispute or has been agreed;
  • A medical report confirms the need for treatment, where appropriate;
  • Treatment has been reasonably incurred as a result of the motor vehicle accident;
  • The amount of the account is appropriate.
  • If there is any doubt, payment will be subject to further investigations or inquiries.

If you are deemed to be more than 25% responsible for an accident where someone was injured and have paid your CTP premium (via your registration), you will be required to pay an excess. This amount is indexed as at 1 January each year. The amount of the excess an insured person may have to pay will depend on the date the accident occurred. More information can be found at http://www.ctp.sa.gov.au/faq.html

You will be also required to fully co-operate with Allianz, which may include completing anAccident Report Formand returning it to Allianz. Penalties of up to $5,000.00 can apply for failing to co-operate with Allianz.

In some circumstances, the CTP compensation paid to the injured person may be recovered from you if, for example you:

  • Drove an unregistered vehicle;
  • Were under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  • Were speeding or driving dangerously;
  • Intentionally cause injury;
  • Are guilty of a hit and run offence;
  • Drove a vehicle without the owner’s permission;
  • Don’t hold a current driver’s licence;
  • Drove an unroadworthy or overloaded vehicle.

The money recovered from you may include injury compensation and claims' management costs. This can amount to many thousands of dollars.

An insured person, who may be an owner, driver or passenger and who is deemed to be more than 25% responsible for a motor vehicle accident will need to pay an excess. More information can be found at http://www.ctp.sa.gov.au/faq.html
You could possibly make a claim against the Nominal Defendant. Contact SA CTP Regulator on 1300 303 558 for further information.

No, you do not need legal advice, although your option to appoint legal representation remains.

The right to legal representation has not changed but new thresholds are in place for the reimbursement of legal fees. Legal costs through the CTP Scheme are no longer being awarded if the total compensation payment is $25,000 or less. Limitations also apply to claims where the total amount of compensation is between $25,000 and $100,000.

Irrespective of the legal costs that may be recoverable, there will always be a component of any legal fee (usually called solicitor client fees) that is not claimable from the CTP insurer. Therefore, you should ask your solicitor to fully explain their billing practices. Your lawyer should provide you with the following information in writing:

  • Nature of work expected to be undertaken.
  • Method of billing and any additional costs or fees to be incurred.
  • Estimate of expected legal costs (which should be reviewed as your case progresses).
  • Your rights regarding any dispute between you and the lawyer.