Workers Compensation

What is workers compensation?

Workers compensation is a way in which you could get help of you were injured at work. Your employer should have workers compensation insurance to cover them against claims

Statutory Entitlements – No Fee

In NSW investigation costs, medical report fees and legal costs for claims by injured workers are covered by a NSW Government funded scheme. We do not charge you for statutory claims and there is no cost to you. We will secure government funding for your claim.

Work Injury Damages – No Win No Fee

In many of our cases we work on a no-win-no-fee basis, collecting our fees only after your matter has been settled. We will do an assessment and let you know where you stand right from the start. Should anything change in the course of your matter, we will let you know immediately. Click below to find out more about our no win no fee terms.

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What you are entitled to

Injured workers are entitled to compensation which includes weekly benefits, hospital and medical expenses, counselling and rehabilitation costs and return to work programs. In addition where an injury has led to an impairment a worker is entitled to a lump sum payment. These entitlements are payable when your employment is a substantial contributing factor to your injury even if you are at fault.

In some situations you will be entitled to compensation that assists you with home modifications or help around the house and transport.

Navigating the workers compensation system can be daunting.

Insurers can dispute your need for treatment and whether your treatment and whether counselling and rehabilitation will benefit you.

In addition, workers may have the right to the sue the employer for negligence and recover damages for wage loss.

If your injury has been caused by your employer and someone else then you may have a claim against both your employer and that other person and the damages you can pursue against the other person will include compensation for pain and suffering, domestic assistance and other benefits.

As workers compensation claims have many intricacies you need an expert lawyer who can help you with the process. We act for insurers and injured workers so we understand both sides of the story and can help you avoid disputes and achieve quicker outcomes.

The process

Make sure anyone who needs urgent medical attention gets the necessary attention as soon as possible.

Let your employer know you were injured or became ill at work.Let them know the date and time or the period within which this happened. Describe what has happened and how it happened.Immediately report serious or dangerous injuries, or any deaths to Safework NSW.Record the incident in your register of injuries. You must do this whether a claim will be made or not.
Let your employer’s insurer know if you want to.Inform your insurer within 48 hours of the incident.

It is important to remember that a workers compensation claim should be made within six months of the incident. There are some exceptions if this did not happen. Speak to us so we can give you advice based on your specific circumstances.

How we can help

If you engage a lawyer to help with your claim, you can be sure that your claim is handled efficiently with the added bonus of not having to deal with the government departments, insurers and your workplace yourself. That way you can focus your attention on getting better as quickly as possible.

We will listen to your concerns, answer any questions you might have and do everything possible to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Speak with one of our Workers Compensation experts today!