If you have developed a serious illness or become injured because of your work, you could be entitled to claim compensation to cover your wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and access other benefits.
Shine’s expert workers compensation lawyers in Western Australia will explain your rights and advocate on your behalf to enable you to access your full entitlements.
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Am I eligible for Workers Compensation?
Workers compensation insurance is compulsory for your employer – because of this, all workers are eligible to access workers compensation entitlements if they are injured or ill because of their work regardless of whether they’re full-time, part-time, casual, self-employed.
Even people who may be deemed as workers such as jurors, or those doing work experience may be able to access benefits.
How do I get started with my claim?
What are my workers compensation entitlements in WA?
If your health is impacted by your workplace or you are injured on the job, our expert workers compensation lawyers can help you to understand your rights and entitlements.
What you are eligible to claim can include weekly workers compensation payments, reimbursements for medical expenses and even a lump sum for your impairment – these can be claimed regardless of who is at fault.
Injuries covered by the Workers Compensation scheme in Western Australia:
- Injuries sustained at work, resulting from work or during work activities
- Diseases caused by work
- Diseases or pre-existing conditions made worse by work
- Injuries suffered while travelling for work
- Injuries suffered while receiving medical treatment for a separate work injury.
Work injuries can also include worsening of pre-existing conditions or diseases or stress-related injuries such as heart attacks.
You can claim the following on workers compensation:
- Medical and hospital expenses
- Loss of wages
- Travelling expenses
- Permanent impairment compensation
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Return to work services
- Common law damages
How to make a Workers Compensation claim
Do I need a lawyer to make a Workers Compensation claim?
Successfully representing yourself legally requires a thorough understanding of the law and your entitlements, plus a commitment to move your case forward. Because of this, many people making a workers compensation claim will choose to engage an expert workers compensation lawyer who can support them to understand their rights and will advocate on their behalf.
Our team of workers compensation experts may be able to help you if:
- 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 hasn’t approved your request for surgery
- your entitlement payments are incorrect or have been cut off
- you’ve suffered a workplace injury and need advice on the next steps.
Shine Lawyers can help
Our expert workers compensation lawyers can help you to access the compensation you’re entitled to on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Still have questions? We answer some of the common workers compensation questions below or you can contact us today for an obligation free discussion about your potential claim.
If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness and are an employee of the Commonwealth Government, a statutory authority or a corporation who self-insures (including companies such as Telstra, Australia Post, NAB and CBA); you may be entitled to make a workers compensation claim under the Comcare scheme. Click here to find out more about Comcare claims.
Superannuation and Disability Insurance
If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you may 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. Click here to learn more about Superannuation and Disability Insurance Claims.