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Who can make a Workers’ Compensation claim in NT? 

All employers are required to have Workers’ Compensation insurance for their employees in their workplace – because of this, all workers are eligible to access Workers’ Compensation entitlements if they are injured or ill because of their work regardless of whether they’re full-time, part-time, casual, or self-employed. Even people who may be deemed as workers such as jurors, or those doing work experience may be able to access benefits. 

Injuries covered by the Workers’ Compensation include: 

  • Injuries sustained at work, resulting from work or during work activities 

  • Diseases caused by work 

  • Diseases or pre-existing conditions made worse by work 

  • Injuries suffered while travelling for work 

  • Injuries suffered while travelling to and from work 

  • Injuries suffered while receiving medical treatment for a separate work injury

What can I claim for?

Compensation depends on your specific circumstances, but may include:  

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses 

  • Loss of income 

  • Travelling expenses 

  • Permanent impairment compensation 

  • Return to work services 

  • Pain and suffering  

  • Paid assistance in some circumstances

How long will it take? 

Strict time limits apply for starting your claim.  

The time frame to resolve your Workers’ Compensation claim depends on:   

  • How complicated your circumstances are; 

  • How serious your injuries are and; 

  • The treatment you need to restore your health. 

We’ll move as quickly as possible to get your claim finalised, while you focus on your recovery.


We are committed to ensuring everyone has access to justice and that’s why we offer Workers’ Compensation services on a No Win, No Fee* basis, so you don’t need to worry about out-of-pocket legal expenses. 

We will help you to fully understand your rights and the compensation you may be entitled to. 

*Conditions apply.

Injury types

You can claim Workers’ Compensation for any injury or illness you have suffered as a result of work. Here are just a few examples: 

Additional claim types

Depending on the circumstances of your motor vehicle claim and what state the incident happened in, you may be eligible for other forms of compensation. Our expert team will closely assess the details and help you understand your claim options.

They could include:

Check if you have a claim with our simple, free online tool.

What we will ask: 

  • Details about the accident and injuries that have happened to you or your loved one 

  • Basic personal information that is relevant and necessary for your claim

What happens next:  

  • Either book a no obligation appointment with a compensation law expert right away or,    

  • Speak with our team about your options

Workers’ Compensation claim process in NT

Document and report your injury or illness to your employer

It’s important to immediately inform your employer about your work-related injury and keep any relevant information and documentation relevant to this conversation.

Seek medical help and advice

Make a doctor's appointment – preferably with your personal doctor – and explain what has happened. It’s important the doctor documents everything thoroughly and accurately and you ask them for a ‘First Workers Compensation Certificate.’

Submit your claim to your employer

You will need to complete and submit a workers' compensation claim form with a 'First Workers Compensation Certificate' to your employer.

This form is available through the NT WorkSafe website:

We’ll help you build and strengthen your compensation claim

If your workers compensation claim is not accepted, we’ll help you gather all the evidence and documentation required to contest the insurers decision.         We are committed to ensuring the process is simple, streamlined and as stress-free as possible so you can focus on what matters most – your recovery.

Resolve your case

If your claim is successful, you will receive the compensation you deserve, so you can focus on your future.

No Win, No Fee*

We do our best up-front to make sure you understand your legal claim, including whether your claim is on our No Win, No Fee* basis.  

*Conditions apply

Do you have a claim?

We’re here to make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible.


"It was a weight off our minds. Someone else was looking after it and they were doing a good job. We received what we were entitled to, which will help to restore our dreams and provide for our future."


Can I represent myself, or do I need a NT Workers’ Compensation lawyer?

It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a claim however, doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.  

Without an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer in your corner, it can be difficult to identify and highlight the strength of your case. 

Without the right legal advice and support, you then may not receive the compensation you're entitled to under the Workers’ Compensation scheme.

What aspects of the law can Shine’s NT Workers’ Compensation lawyers help me with?

Our team of Workers’ Compensation experts may be able to help you to:  

  • Complete a Workers’ Compensation claim form 

  • Contest a Workers’ Compensation claim that has been rejected by your employer’s insurer 

  • Understand what to do after taking the insurer to mediation through the NT Worksafe process.  

  • Support you when your employer is refusing to cooperate with your claim, or pressuring you to return to work 

  • Access compensation if your employer's insurer is refusing to pay for treatment or hasn’t approved your request for surgery 

  • Fix incorrect or entitlement payments or gain access to payments that have been cut off 

  • Provide advice if you have suffered a workplace injury and need advice on the next steps

Why trust Shine to be my Workers’ Compensation lawyers?

We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $1 billion per year in entitlements and compensation through our expert services.  

We settle claims 95% faster than the industry average and 98% of the cases we represent are settled without the stress of going to court. 

We offer access to affordable legal advice including on a No Win, No Fee* basis and an obligation free initial consultation so you can understand your rights and know where you stand. 

*Conditions apply

Where are the Shine NT Workers’ Compensation lawyers located?

With more than 40 branches across Australia and 1000+ team members, location is no barrier when it comes to accessing Shine Lawyers legal advice and support. 

If you’d like to speak to our Workers’ Compensation team in person, you can see our full list of locations here

If you aren't able to find a location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual appointment. No matter where you are located, we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment. 

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