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We are experts in handling workplace injury compensation claims. Workers compensation law is complex and insurance companies have expensive legal representation to minimise their payout in compensation cases. So make sure you seek assistance and representation from the best legal specialist to ensure you receive your full compensation entitlements.
What Happens if You’ve Had An Injury At Work?
If have been injured in the workplace, or while travelling to and from work, then there are some immediate steps you should take:
- Report the incident to your employer and ensure the matter is entered in the Accident Book
- If the matter is a motor vehicle accident, file a police report to support your Car Injury Compensation Claims
- Seek medical assistance in relation to the injuries you have sustained
- Keep a diary of events and treatment and all receipt and medical documents available
Workplace Injury Considerations
Please note that strict time limits apply and irrespective of how understanding your employer may be the insurance company will handle the claim and they attempt to limit their payouts and liability.
Insurance companies do not inform you of your entitlements and should you require advice on benefits or if you want to make sure your rights are protected and you receive the maximum financial benefit for your claim, you have come to the right place!
If your claim is rejected, in either part or as as a whole by either the employer or insurer, you will need advice which you can obtain from us immediately by calling 1300 757 447.
Legally Recognised Injuries
If you have suffered an injury in a workplace injury or an injury on your way to or from work, you may be entitled to workers compensation claim or common law (negligence) payout, or both.
It may be possible to to make a injury compensation claim for the following range of injuries:
- Neck, back and spinal injuries
- Upper limb injuries – including those on fingers, thumbs, hands, arms, shoulders. This also includes injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow and Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Lower limb injuries – including toes, feet, ankles, legs.
- Electrocution injuries
- Head, Brain & Neurological injuries
- Burn injuries and scarring
- Soft tissue / strains / sprain injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Chemical and asbestos exposure
- Industrial deafness
- Psychiatric/psychological injuries
- Dependency claims in cases of fatal accidents.
Even if the injury you have suffered is not listed above, contact us immediately on 1300 757 447
Please Note: If you have sustained an injury travelling to or from work or in connection with your job, then you may be entitled to make a Workers Compensation claim. This could be over and above any other entitlements you may have under motor vehicle, trespass, public liability law etc.
You may be deemed under the terms of your employment as an independent contractor, contractor or sub-contractor by the company engaging your services. However it may very well be the case that you have rights to claim under Workers Compensation including lump sum compensation and also a common law payout.
Ensure you obtain advice on your compensation entitlements by contacting us on 1300 757 447
Claim Your Expenses And Your Loss of Earnings
If you have sustained a workplace injury you may be entitled to the following, irrespective of fault or responsibility:
- Workers Compensation Benefits (also known as Workcover Benefits)
- Medical and Rehabilitation Expenses
- Lump Sum Compensation
Common Law Claims
If the injury was suffered as a result of someone elses’ negligence then you may also be entitled to claim Common Law Compensation. These are as a rule, significantly higher sums than available under Workers Compensation and can include claims for:
- Pain and suffering and loss of amenities
- Past and future loss of income
- Care costs
- Past and future medical rehabilitation expenses
- Out of pocket expenses
- Loss of superannuation entitlements
If you have a potential negligence claim you should get in touch with us immediately for free legal advice. Call 1300 757 447.