Due to restrictions in Queensland (QLD) and Western Australia (WA) we are prohibited from showing people in those states certain information regarding our legal services. If you are located in QLD or WA please click here for information on WorkCover claims law.
It doesn't matter if you were working in a part-time, casual or subcontractor capacity at the time you were injured, we have the nous to take on the big insurance companies and get the outcome you need. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis as well, which means you only have to pay our legal fees if we win your claim at the end.
WorkCover claims can be brought forward for a wide range of injuries, including:
- Industrial accidents
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Slipped disc injuries
- RSI injuries
- Brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Construction injuries
- Psychological injuries
- Industrial deafness
- Occupational asthma
- Asbestos conditions
- Burn injuries
- Toxic chemical exposure, and
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Common questions about WorkCover Lawyers
WorkCover covers injuries to workers, including part-time workers, casual workers and in many circumstances subcontractors such as owner/drivers and agency nurses.
If you're injured at work and are a Commonwealth Government employee or an employee of a corporation licensed to operate under the Comcare scheme, then you can also claim compensation for injuries sustained, through Comcare.
You can also claim compensation for a recurrence, aggravation, acceleration, exacerbation or deterioration of any pre-existing injuries or disease.
Injuries including cancers, strokes, asthma, heart conditions and degenerative conditions are often aggravated or exacerbated by employment. This is still covered by WorkCover and you may be entitled to compensation. Severe stress claims may also be made under WorkCover.
The law surrounding WorkCover is very complex, and you should seek legal help through Shine Lawyers to ensure your rights are protected.
Never accept a lump sum payment from your insurer or employer without first consulting with a lawyer. Click for further information about WorkCover.
The workers compensation legal process can be quite complex. The below image is a good representation of how someone can move through the process and get the compensation they need.
Failure to do so might impact your potential to make a compensation claim and your entitlements.
Its important to note that the insurer handling your work injury claim can't give you independent advice.
Shine Lawyers WorkCover compensation team are able to advise you on:
- which scheme applies to your work injury case
- whether you are eligible to make a claim
- what benefits are available to you
If your work injury claim involves your employer and / or another party being negligent, it’s possible that you can claim lump sum compensation for your work injury.
If this is the case, your lawyer may need to gather further information for your workers compensation claim such as:
- interviewing witnesses of the work injury
- reviewing investigative work injury reports
- engaging experts to report on accident circumstances for you work injury
Whatever your situation or injury, time is of the essence in these types of claims. It's important that investigation takes place early in the process and that you contact a lawyer like us to help you regain control back over your life. Click for further information about WorkCover claims.
This insurance cover is a benefit additional to the contributions that you and/or your employer have made to your superannuation fund during the period of your membership. Most people are unaware or forget that this insurance cover is in place.
Depending on the terms of your insurance cover, this TPD benefit may be significant and may help you regain control back over your life.
Generally, it doesn't matter how your injury or illness came about either. Many people who have suffered an injury at work, on the roads, or in a public place can make this claim for TPD compensation.
Shine Lawyers can help in this complex area of law and can help you get the result you need. Contact us today.
The Workers' Compensation Regulator is an independent body responsible for reviewing WorkCover's decisions. There is no cost involved in seeking review, but it's important to remember the following:
- Decisions that can be reviewed include a decision to accept or reject your claim, a decision to end compensation benefits, or increase or decrease compensation amounts.
- You have to ask for review of the decision within 20 business days from when you lodged the claim. WorkCover then has five business days to provide you with reasons for their decision.
- If you have received reasons from WorkCover and you are still unhappy, you have 90 days from the date of the letter to apply for a review.
WorkCover disputes can happen for a number of reasons and if you are not engaged with a lawyer who understands your rights and entitlements, it can be hard to know your legal options. Shine Lawyers are expert WorkCover lawyers that can advise you of your rights and start a claim on your behalf.
Once a lawyer knows the ins and outs of your situation they should be in a position to let you know how long the dispute may take to resolve.
Most people making WorkCover compensation legal claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.
The tribunal primarily involves a full medical examination of the claimant to the extent relevant for the claim. The tribunal is usually made up of a number of medical practitioners, who will specialise in the different areas of injury that a claimant is suffering from. The medical assessments at this tribunal tend to be very careful, professional, and exhaustive.
Written statements or submissions can be made, usually through a lawyer on behalf of the claimant to draw specific attention to certain areas of the claim. This usually only happens in rare circumstances.
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:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
Further information about WorkCover claims
Why you should choose Shine Lawyers to handle your WorkCover claim
Hear from some of our clients
History of Shine Lawyers
The Shine Lawyers team
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:
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
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane
At Shine Lawyers you will have your own go-to team, who are always available to chat and who understand that explaining things in plain English to you is important.
We provide all of our workers compensation legal services on a No Win No Fee Guarantee, which means you won't have to pay our legal costs unless we win your claim at the end.
Hear from some of our clients below who have been through the legal process with us.
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