For motor vehicle accidents which give rise to injuries and which occur after 30 June 2013 South Australia has a new method of determining compensation for people injured in a road accident.
As of 1 July 2013 there have been major amendments to the legislation covering compulsory third party ("CTP") insurance and these amendments create a significantly different system. It is a more complex system than for those injured prior to 1 July 2013.
Whilst an injured person retains rights, for example, to claim compensation for non economic loss (pain and suffering) and economic loss, such claims are restricted and thresholds need to be met before claims can be successful.
In a general way, it is easy to say that if you are badly injured then you will be able to make a claim and if you suffer minor injuries you will not be able to make a claim.
Whilst that is simplistic, it is fair to say that many people who have been entitled to motor vehicle accident compensation up to 1 July 2013 may no longer be entitled to compensation post that date because their injuries will not be deemed severe enough under the new system.