When you are injured at work or suffering from a work-related illness, you will often need time off work and have medical appointments to attend.
Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers in Darwin and the Northern Territory can assist you to understand and access your entitlements which can include compensation to cover your wages, rehabilitation, medical expenses, and more.
This page is written specifically for Northern Territory readers as regulations in these states restrict us from showing certain information regarding our legal services. If you are outside of the Northern Territory, please select the state relevant to you: New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland.
Am I eligible for Workers’ Compensation?
The Northern Territory has a no-fault workers' rehabilitation and compensation scheme. If a worker suffers an injury or disease during employment they may be eligible for entitlements. To understand your rights contact an expert workers' compensation lawyer for an obligation-free consultation.
What can I claim under Workers’ Compensation?
Our Northern Territory workers’ compensation lawyers can help you to access your full entitlements, that may include:
- weekly payments of income maintenance while off work
- payment of medical and other reasonable expenses
- rehabilitation services
- assistance to return to work
Additionally, if a work accident has resulted in the death of a loved one, family members may be entitled to a lump-sum payment and / or income maintenance.
Wondering how much you can claim? This will vary based on the severity of your injury and its impact on your life. An experienced workers' compensation solicitor will be best placed to advise on your entitlements once they understand the specifics of your claim.
How to make a Workers' Compensation claim
Do I need a lawyer to make a Worker’s Compensation claim?
Whilst you can legally represent yourself for a workers' compensation claim, doing so successfully requires significant legal knowledge of your rights and entitlements and your commitment to move your case forward.
If you choose not to act for yourself and engage an expert workers' compensation lawyer, they will be able to assist you to claim the full compensation you are entitled to under the Northern Territory workers' compensation scheme.
There are many reasons you may choose to engage an expert workers' compensation lawyer:
- you need help submitting a workers' compensation claim
- you submitted a workers’ compensation claim, but it has been rejected by your employer’s insurer
- your employer is refusing to cooperate with your claim, or pressuring you to return to work
- your employer's insurer is refusing to pay for treatment or has not approved your request for surgery
- your entitlement payments are incorrect or have been cut off
- you have suffered a workplace injury and need advice on the next steps
Shine Lawyers can help
Our Darwin workers' compensation lawyers are highly experienced and understand how to best pursue a claim on your behalf. The claims process can be stressful but with our experts on your side, you can focus on your recovery.
Our legal services are offered on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that you won’t pay unless we win your case.
Our step-by-step video guide to compensation claims can provide more information on how your lawyer will run your case. We have answered some Common Questions on workers' compensation claims in the Northern Territory below or you can contact us today.
Superannuation and Disability Insurance
If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you may also be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. Speak to one of our Superannuation and Insurance Claims experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim. Learn more about Superannuation and Disability Insurance Claims.