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. As part of our service offering we provide all workers compensation legal services on a No Win No Fee guarantee, which means you won’t have to pay our fees unless we win your claim at the end.
The video below provides a simple, step-by-step guide to bringing a claim for compensation with Shine Lawyers, so you know what to expect from the legal process:
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Common questions about Psychological injury at work
Psychological injuries in the workplace can be caused by a number of different things such as: bullying, harassment, intimidation, dangerous hours of work, injury, stress and safety issues, just to name a few.
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.
The legal process for psychological compensation claims can be quite complicated depending on your case. The below image is a good representation of how someone can move through the legal process with Shine Lawyers.
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
- Travelling expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- 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.
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.
The legal costs themselves will depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim and this is different depending on your circumstances and the complexity of your case.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
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Shine Lawyers also has accredited specialists in personal injury law in Australia:
Stuart Le Grand, Melbourne
Ron Kramer, Fairfield
Susan Newman, Sydney
Zlatko Mackic, Liverpool
Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Peter Matus, Bundall
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane
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