Can I claim compensation through small claims court?

Can I claim compensation through small claims court?

The usual claims allocated to the small claims process include: Compensation for faulty services provided by builders, dry cleaners, garages, etc. Compensation for faulty goods, for example, televisions or washing machines which go wrong.

What happens if you win a lawsuit and they can’t pay?

The lawsuit is not based on whether you can pay—it is based on whether you owe the specific debt amount to that particular plaintiff. Even if you have no money, the court can decide: the creditor has won the lawsuit, and, you still owe that sum of money to that person or company.

Do you have to pay to lodge a civil claim?

You must meet any deadlines for lodging your claim, which may be required by law. You should get legal advice to make sure you meet any deadlines. You must pay a filing fee when you lodge your claim. The fee may be claimable as costs and can be included in your claim.

Where to lodge a civil claim in Queensland?

If your claim is $25,000 or less, it may be better to lodge it with the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). The QCAT minor civil disputes process is simpler, quicker and cheaper as it doesn’t involve lawyers or legal fees.

Do you have to pay a court fee when making a claim?

Send the paper form to the County Court Money Claims Centre. You must pay a court fee when you make a claim. You might have to go to a court hearing if the other person or business (the ‘defendant’) denies owing the money and you disagree with their response. You can get the court to order them to pay if they:

Can a county court judgement against a limited company?

A County Court Judgement against a limited company is essentially a court order, issued by a county court, that enforces the payment of a debt. If a creditor has taken reasonable steps to recover a debt, they may then apply for a County Court Judgement.

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