Psychological injury at work
If you are suffering from a psychological condition or injury as a result of work, whether you developed the condition having witnessed or experienced a traumatic incident or otherwise, it’s possible you may have a claim for workers compensation.
Shine Lawyers are experts when it comes to psychological injury compensation claims and can help you establish your rights under Australian law.
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
What is a psychological injury?
A psychological injury is where a person suffers from a diagnosable psychiatric condition that an event has caused.
Psychological injuries in the workplace can be caused by a number of different things such as: bullying, harassment, intimidation, dangerous hours of work, physical injury, stress and safety issues, just to name a few.
Do you have a psychological injury claim?
If you are suffering from a psychological injury or condition due to your employer being negligent or if you developed the condition as a result of an injury you sustained at work, then you may be entitled to workers compensation.
In order for a psychological injury claim to progress, lawyers will need to prove that as a result of your employment you have suffered a psychological or psychiatric disorder. In certain circumstances this can be extremely challenging to prove so careful analysis of the facts of your case is required before any conclusions about whether you have a case can be made.
A lawyer will be able to give you a good indication of your ability to make a claim once they know your situation.
What can you claim?
If you are suffering from a psychological injury or condition caused at work, then you could be entitled to compensation benefits.
What you can claim for really depends on your specific situation, but generally, you may be able to claim compensation for:
Medical and hospital expenses
Loss of wages
Pain and suffering
Return to work services
In most cases a monetary value is placed on the gap between your life path before injury and your life path since the injury.
What are the time limits for making a psychological injury at work claim?
All psychological injury claims are governed by strict time limits, which means you must bring forward a claim in a certain period of time. These time limits vary for each state.
It’s important you seek expert legal help as soon as possible following your psychological injury or condition so that your ability to make a claim is retained and not lost due to a missed time limit.
Superannuation and Disability Insurance
If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you might be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. We recommend speaking to one of our experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim.
How Shine can help
We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $1 billion per year in entitlements and compensation through our expert services.
95% 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.
We are ready to take action to get you access to compensation, protect your future and right wrong. Find out more today:
Psychological injury at work FAQs
Can I represent myself, or do I need a psychological injury 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 strengths of your case.
Without the right legal advice and support, you then may not receive the compensation you're entitled to. A lawyer can help you maximise your lump sum entitlements.
Why trust Shine to be my workers’ compensation lawyers?
At Shine Lawyers, we put your first. We’ve been standing up for the rights of everyday Australians for over 45 years. As one of Australia’s largest litigation law firms, we are here to help you get the justice you deserve.
Our empathy, understanding and expertise is why we’re ahead of the pack. We’ll stand with you and guide you through every step of the way.
Where are Shine 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.