If you’ve been injured in the workplace, your life can change in an instant. You can feel like you’re losing control and that no one is there to listen – that’s when many people start to seek legal help.
Workers Compensation is designed to support workers who have been injured on the job. Our legal team are experts in workers compensation law and will help you start a claim and secure the money you need to regain your independence.
Different states, different rules
There are different regulations and restrictions on advertising in Queensland (QLD), Western Australia (WA) and New South Wales (NSW), so please navigate to your relevant state.
- If you are located in Queensland or Western Australia, please see our QLD/WA Workers Comp page,
- If you’re in New South Wales, please see our New South Wales Workers Comp page, for information on workers compensation law.
What does it cover?
The Workers Compensation scheme includes the following incidents:
- Injuries at work, as a result of 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 receiving medical treatment for a separate work injury
It’s also worth noting that the injury doesn’t have to be physical, it can also be stress-related. For example, a heart attack or stroke.
As part of your compensation claim there are a number of factors that are taken into account. These largely focus on the gap between your new life path and predicted life path and the expenses you have incurred as a result of your injury. This might include:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Loss of wages
- Travel expenses
- Permanent impairment compensation
- Rehabilitation costs
- Return to work services.
If you believe you have a workers compensation claim, get in touch with our team via phone or the contact forms below.