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Workers' Compensation Claims NT

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

Workers Compensation Process Diagram

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.


Our offer to you

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Obligation-free initial consultation to assess your case confidentially

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Claim assessment process where we will explain all of the options available to you

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Common Questions

To make a workers' compensation claim, it’s important to do three things as quickly as possible:

  1. Report your injury to your employer immediately.
  2. Visit a qualified medical practitioner as soon as possible. You’ll need medical evidence to prove your injury is work-related.
  3. Lodge a claim with your employer’s insurer.

Strict time limits apply to personal injury law. We recommend seeking advice from a workers' compensation lawyer as soon as possible, as they can help you to get the best possible outcome.

Workers' compensation cases in the NT could include:

Workers' compensation claims generally take a year or two to reach a successful conclusion under NT law. There are several factors that can slow it down including how serious your injuries or illness is and what treatment you will need before you stabilise.

Important deadlines can be missed if you don’t act quickly for workers' compensation. It’s critical that you get legal advice as early in the process as possible to protect your entitlements.

Where you are located isn't necessarily a barrier when it comes to obtaining the services of a lawyer. We're experts when it comes to workers' compensation claims across Australia and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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:

Shine Lawyers are one of the biggest personal injury litigation firms in Australia and have the experience and nous to go up against the big insurance companies to get you the result you deserve.

At Shine Lawyers, you will have your own go-to team, who are always available to chat and who understand that explaining things to you in plain English is important. Hear from some of our clients who have been through the legal process with us.

Shine Lawyers are expert workers' compensation lawyers in the NT that can help you get the compensation you need following your injury.

Click on the links below for more information about how Shine Lawyers can help you today.

Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation.

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