If you’ve had a workplace accident and been injured, everything can change in an instant. Returning to some sort of normality can be extremely hard and often the only way to do so and get your life back on track is to look at your legal options and start a workers compensation claim.
It’s easy to feel powerless. It’s easy to feel out of your depth. Especially when it comes to the legal side of things. That’s where we come in – at Shine Lawyers, we’re all about getting you the right workers compensation following your workplace injury in New South Wales (NSW). We won’t bombard you with legal jargon or give you endless paperwork to sift through. We have a genuine commitment to customer service and offer a No Win No Fee guarantee for all work injury claims, so you can feel confident you’re in safe hands. If you make a statutory workers compensation claim, all our fees will be funded by the WIRO (Workers Compensation Independent Review Office) - we'll just need to gain approval from them before we proceed.
At Shine Lawyers you will have your own expert go-to team who will always be on hand to answer and questions you may have. We’ll work tirelessly to ensure you get the workers compensation you need and help you take back control over your life.
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Common questions about Workers Compensation Claims NSW
Finding out more about your situation will help us give you a better idea of your legal options so it’s best you get legal help from our WorkCover lawyers in NSW first before making any definitive conclusions about your case.
Employers in NSW are required to have compulsory Workers Compensation insurance for employees in their workplace. If you are injured at work, workers compensation can come in the form of weekly payments, medical expenses and a lump sum payment through the WorkCover scheme. This can all be provided regardless of who was at fault.
The workers compensation scheme covers:
- Casual and permanent employees
- Full time and part time employees
- Some self-employed workers
- People deemed to be workers (jurors, work experience students, some volunteers)
It’s best to talk to one of our workers compensation lawyers, who can quickly establish if you have a claim for compensation. We’ll explain what you might be able to claim and make the process quick and easy.
The workers compensation legal process in NSW
Workers compensation falls under employment law, which is a broad area of law that focusses on most areas of the employer/employee relationship.
Every workers compensation claim is different, however the below image gives a good indication of how the claims process works with Shine Lawyers and how you can access compensation following your injury at work.
- Injuries suffered at work, as a result of work, or during work activities
These injuries can include, but are not limited to:
- Industrial accidents
- Spinal injuries
- Back injuries
- Slipped disc injuries
- Arm injuries
- Hand or finger injuries
- Leg injuries
- Foot or toe injuries
- Head or eye injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries (eg. carpel tunnel syndrome)
- Construction injuries
- Farming accidents
- Death dependency
- Cancer conditions
- Heart attacks
- Severe stress
- Neck injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Chemical and asbestos exposure
- Industrial asthma and other lung conditions
- Industrial deafness
- Infectious conditions (eg. Qfever)
- Psychological conditions.
There are a number of things that can affect the amount of workers compensation you receive. It’s important you meet with our expert team right away, so that we can accurately advise you of your rights going forward.
We won’t bombard you with legal jargon or sit behind a desk – we’ll take you through what you might be able to claim and make things easy.
This is what insurance companies exist for – to provide cover and peace of mind for businesses in the event of work related injuries to employees.
Our role is to help you get the compensation you need to get your life back on track, because more often than not, insurance companies will provide lowball offers or delay tactics for those who have been wronged.
It’s worth noting that during the whole process of bringing about a claim, your employer is not allowed to treat you differently. If they do, they could be held liable for discrimination.
With Shine Lawyers you will always get up front legal advice and the compensation you need to move on with your life. Contact our workcover lawyers today.
But it doesn’t have to be like this. With our expertise in bringing about successful WorkCover and workers compensation claims over many years in NSW, we know the best way to get you back on track.
What your legal team can claim for following your injury at work depends on your situation. Claims can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of wages/earnings
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Hospital and medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Permanent impairment compensation
- Travelling expenses
- Return to work services
- Death compensation claims
Our expert team of WorkCover compensation lawyers in NSW can advise you of your rights to claim following your work injury. We have an obligation free first interview and No Win No Fee guarantee, which means you won’t be out of pocket and you’ll know where you stand right from the start.
We can get you the workers compensation you need and help you regain control over your life.
Depending on the nature of your workers compensation claim, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the injury, and your actual life path since the injury.
As one of the biggest and best work injury law firms in NSW, we’ve settled countless claims on behalf of clients and we’ve achieved incredible success that’s put them back in control over their life. In our experience, these types of claims can settle for many thousands of dollars, it just depends on your situation.
If you have been injured at work – it’s important you seek legal help straight away, because there are specific deadlines which if missed will make you unable to claim compensation.
We understand the importance of resolving your claim quickly, but will not do so by sacrificing quality and commitment to customer service and achieving the best result for you as a client. Contact one of our expert workers compensation lawyers today.
In most cases you only have 30 days to notify your employer of your injury. Extensions to this may be possible, but could delay the process and reduce the amount you can claim.
You should always seek legal advice as soon as possible after your injury to ensure you don’t miss any crucial deadlines. Our expert compensation lawyers can advise you of these quickly and easily and help you through this difficult time in your life.
We’ll keep you informed of what’s going on with your case and always be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have. You won’t be bombarded with legal jargon. We’ll explain things in plain English and provide the expert customer service that you expect from a law firm.
We have the clout to take on the big insurance companies and we can get you the compensation you need.
Call or contact us today.
Most people making workers compensation legal claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.
It doesn't matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office - we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Strathpine Centre
- Sunshine Coast
- Toowoomba - Kitchener Street
Why you should choose Shine Lawyers to handle your workers compensation claim
Hear from some of our clients
History of Shine Lawyers
The Shine Lawyers team
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:
Ron Kramer, Fairfield
Susan Newman, Sydney
Zlatko Mackic, Liverpool
Stuart Le Grand, Melbourne
Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane
At Shine Lawyers you will have your own go-to team, who are always available to chat and who understand that explaining things in plain English to you is important.
We provide all of our workers compensation services on a No Win No Fee Guarantee, which means you won't have to pay our legal costs unless we win your claim at the end.
Hear from some of our clients below who have been through the legal process with us.