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Table 1 Relationships# between claim type and legal representationa and claim acceptance among 179 participants who made a claim within first 6 months

From: Predictors of seeking financial compensation following motor vehicle trauma: inception cohort with moderate to severe musculoskeletal injuries

  Claim type at 6 months
Compulsory Third Party No. (%) Workers Compensation No. (%) Otherb No. (%)
Legal representation at 6 months
 Yes 93 (79.5) 26 (48.1) 6 (75.0)
 No 24 (20.5) 28 (51.9) 2 (25.0)
Claim acceptance at 6 months
 Yes 64 (54.7) 44 (81.5) 2 (25.0)
 No 10 (8.5) 0 (0) 2 (25.0)
 Don’t know 43 (36.8) 10 (18.5) 4 (50.0)
  1. aNot all participants who sought legal representation made a claim (n = 3)
  2. b(medical negligence = 1, Australian Defence Force (ADF) = 1, Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) = 1, income protection insurance = 1, civil action = 1, not stated = 3)
  3. #Relationships were considered significant for any association with p value <0.05