If you’ve been injured at work, your life can change in the blink of an eye. You can feel like you’re losing control, falling into darkness, and that no one's there to listen.
Unfortunately, it's only at this point that many people start to seek legal help.
If you've been injured in the workplace, let our expert legal team help with making things right. We'll help you start a claim and secure the money you need to regain your independence. Our no win no fee policy means you will have peace of mind knowing you only have to pay our legal fees if we win your claim at the end.
Click here for more information on why having an expert compensation lawyer on your side will help you get the best outcome with your workers compensation claim.
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Common questions about Workplace Injury Claims
If you're a subcontractor or you hold your own insurance policies, it's still possible that you may have a claim for workers compensation.
Shine Lawyers are experts in workers compensation and can help you in your time of need. We have a proven track record that's seen us recover compensation for thousands of Australians.
We can advise you on if you have a claim and help you through this very difficult time in your life.
The workplace injury compensation legal process can be quite complex. The below image is a good representation of how someone can move through the legal process with Shine Lawyers and get the compensation they need.
Injuries that stop you from working or doing your normal work duties, illnesses or diseases, psychological disorders, hearing loss and aggravation of degenerative conditions are typically included.
Injury claims thresholds are different in every state, so its best to contact a legal expert like Shine Lawyers to see if you have a claim.
It doesn't matter if your injury happened during a break in your workplace, or when you were performing duties. It also doesn't matter if the injury was your fault, you may still have a claim for compensation.
It's important you seek legal help from experts like Shine Lawyers, who can help establish if you have a claim and help make sure you receive the compensation your entitled to.
Shine Lawyers have the nous to go up against the big insurance companies and ensure you receive the compensation your entitled to. It's important you act quickly though, because there are strict time limits for bringing about a claim that may impact your rights.
If a time limit is missed, it may impact your potential to a workers compensation claim and your compensation entitlements.
Our workplace compensation lawyers will be able to advise you which workers compensation scheme applies to your work injury case, whether you are able to make a workers compensation claim, and if so, what workers compensation benefits are available to you.
The quicker you do this, the quicker you will be aware of what financial assistance will be available to you when you most need help with your work injury claim.
If your workplace injury case involves the negligence of your employer or another party, you may be able to claim lump sum compensation for your work injury. Depending on the circumstances, your lawyer may need to gather vital 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 circumstance or work injury, time is of the essence – early investigation and action may be critical to the success of your workers compensation claim.
If most of your work is for one organisation or you are treated by the organisation in a similar way to an employee then you may still be covered.
It's important you seek expert legal advice from our workplace compensation lawyers as quickly as possible following your injury to see if you have a claim.
It's impossible to give you a rough estimate without knowing your full situation - and we can provide this information to you after we know the full facts of your case. You may be able to claim compensation for:
- pain and suffering, including loss of quality of life
- immediate and future medical expenses, and
- loss of earning and future earnings.
If you sign documentation from your employer or your employer’s insurance company (including WorkCover’s Notice of Assessment) before you speak to a lawyer, you may then be ineligible to seek enough compensation for your injuries. The lump sum compensation offered by WorkCover might not adequately compensate you for the long term consequences of your injuries.
Shine Lawyers will make sure your claim covers everything that you're entitled to. Our lawyers can also help with advice about:
- lump sum compensation entitlements
- rejected WorkCover claims.
No two cases are the same, just like no two people are the same, but once a lawyer knows the ins and outs of your case they can give a better idea of the timeframes involved with your claim.
A good indication can also be given after your first interview.
Most people making workplace injury 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.
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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
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