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Restrictions on settlement of claim for damages

6.23 Restrictions on settlement of claim for damages

(1) A claim for damages by an injured person cannot be settled within 2 years after the motor accident unless the degree of permanent impairment of the injured person as a result of the injury caused by the motor accident is greater than 10%.
(2) A claim for damages cannot be settled unless--
(a) the claimant is represented in respect of the claim by an Australian legal practitioner, or
(b) the proposed settlement is approved by the Dispute Resolution Service.
(3) The Dispute Resolution Service is not to approve the settlement of a claim unless satisfied that the settlement complies with any applicable requirements of or made under this Act or the Motor Accident Guidelines.

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