Suffering an injury at work can have a profound impact on your life. The physical, emotional and financial toll on you and your family adds up. But help is available. Shine Lawyers' workers compensation experts are here to guide you through the legal process, and help get your life back on track.
In Victoria, all employers are required to insure their staff against workplace accidents. If you sustain a workplace injury - whether you're part-time, full-time or casual - you can bring a claim for workers compensation with WorkSafe.
WorkSafe - Workers compensation
In Victoria, all workers compensation and WorkCover matters are handled by the government body WorkSafe.
WorkSafe covers a variety of work-related injuries, both physical and psychological. These include:
- Injuries suffered at work
- Injuries suffered travelling for work, and
- Any disease or condition made worse by work.
WorkSafe's compensation will include weekly payments to cover you for lost income while you're unable to work. You'll also be covered for any reasonable medical expenses, such as doctors' appointments, medication and physio.
Bringing a claim with WorkSafe isn't always simple, and strict time limits apply. That's why it's important to seek advice from a workers compensation expert before you bring a claim.
Why choose Shine Lawyers?
We believe that everyone should have the right to quality legal advice, regardless of their financial situation. That's why our workers compensation services are offered on a No Win No Fee basis. You won't have to worry about our legal fees unless we obtain a successful outcome. Learn more about how we'll handle your case with our step-by-step guide to compensation claims.
Through our obligation-free consultation service, you can discuss your case directly with one of our workers compensation experts. Your lawyer will listen to you, explain the legal process in clear language, and inform you of all your available options. For more information, or to start your legal claim, get in touch with Shine Lawyers today.
Superannuation and Disability Insurance
If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you might be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. We recommend speaking to one of our experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim.