Are you in VIC? If not, please change below.

In your state, you are required to confirm you wish to access this information. Please enter 'QLD' or 'WA' in the field below to continue.

No thanks

Psychological injury at work

Construction worker | Shine Lawyers

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:


 

Our offer to you

  • Obligation-free consultation to assess your case confidentially

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

  • We can come to you - if you can't make it into the office we're more than happy to come to you

  • No Win No Fee arrangement

Common questions about Psychological injury at work

A psychological injury is where a person suffers from a 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, injury, stress and safety issues, just to name a few.

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.

Psychological injuries at work fall under employment law, which is a broad area of law that focusses on most areas of the employer/employee relationship.

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.


Claims Process Diagram

If you’ve suffered psychological injuries as a result of an incident in the workplace and your employer is found responsible, it will be your employer’s insurance company that will pay you the compensation rather than the employer themselves or any individual person at fault.

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
  • 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.


Compensation Diagram

Psychological injuries and conditions can have varying degrees of debilitation in a person. How long a claim may take really depends on the facts of your particular case, so it’s important you seek expert legal help to find out how long your claim may take.

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.

Shine Lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee basis for all workers compensation and psychological claims across Australia, which means you will only pay our legal fees once we win your case.

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.

Shine Lawyers has offices in the following locations across Australia. As part of our service offering, home or hospital appointments can be arranged at your convenience.

Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
Victoria

New South Wales

Queensland

Western Australia

Shine Lawyers has expert workers compensation lawyers that can help you determine your rights and bring forward a psychological injury claim on your behalf. The below links contain further information regarding your legal options.

Why choose Shine
Client stories
Our History
Meet the team

Shine Lawyers also has accredited specialists in personal injury law in Australia:

VIC
psychological injuries lawyers Victoria

Stuart Le Grand, Melbourne

NSW
psychological injury lawyers New South Wales

Ron Kramer, Fairfield
Susan Newman, Sydney
Zlatko Mackic, Liverpool

QLD
psychological injury lawyers queensland

Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O’Neill, Brisbane
Peter Matus, Bundall
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane

Latest from the blog

Stephen Roche named one of Toowoomba’s most influential people in 2018
August 13, 2018

Stephen Roche named one of Toowoomba’s most influential people in 2018

Stephen Roche has been named one of Toowoomba’s most influential people in 2018. In The Chronicle newspaper’s Power 100, he’s come in at number 42 amongst a group of truly talented locals. Stephen is a solicitor, human rights activist and author known for his influential work fighting for survivors of institutional sexual abuse. In 2001, […]

Read more
Catastrophic Road Injuries
August 7, 2018

Catastrophic Road Injuries

The families of road accident victims often struggle with unimaginable pain even if their loved ones survive. Laura Hadfield is a solicitor working in the major claims team of Shine Lawyers. On many occasions, she’s heard the families of road accident victims make statements like “every day we grieve the loss of our loved one, […]

Read more
Workers not reporting safety concerns
July 25, 2018

Workers not reporting safety concerns

As the old saying goes, employees ought to be able to go to work and return home to their family in one piece. Unfortunately, one in five workers claim to have made a complaint regarding workplace safety that was simply ignored or never fixed. Even more shockingly, according to a new national survey commissioned by […]

Read more
See more from the blog

Enquire now