WORKERS COMPENSATION

 
 

If you have sustained a workplace injury or contracted an illness at work, you may be entitled to a range of benefits and compensation under the Workers' Compensation Scheme.

THERE ARE MANY TYPES OF INJURIES THAT MAY OCCUR AT WORK

It is your employer's responsibility to provide a safe working environment, but there are a range of common workplace hazards that can contribute to injury.

Some of the injuries we see on a regular basis include:

  • Injuries sustained from a fall
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Mental illness
  • Hearing loss
  • Lifting injuries
  • Construction site accidents
  • Injuries caused by malfunctioning machines

 

YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS IF YOU'VE BEEN INJURED AT WORK:

  • Weekly payments to cover loss of income
  • Medical, Hospital and associated expenses
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Personal and/or attendant care
  • A lump sum payment in some circumstances
  • Damages for pain and suffering, as well as economic loss and your out of pocket expenses

 

HOW TO MAKE A CLAIM 

If you’ve been injured at work or believe you have suffered an illness that is work related, you may be entitled to compensation. There are several steps involved in making a claim, starting with discussing your situation with a doctor, reporting your injury to your employer as well as your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurer.

We can help you if:

  • You've been injured at work and don't know what to do next
  • You need help submitting a Workers' Compensation claim
  • Your Workers' Compensation claim has been rejected
  • Your employer is pressuring you to return to work
  • You're not being paid correctly
  • Your employer's insurer won't pay for treatment or is taking too long to respond to requests
  • Your payments have been cut off
  • You just want to know where you stand
  • & more

 

FEES

Our No Win - No Fee* arrangement is generally available for all types of Workers Compensation claims. This means you do not pay for legal fees unless your case is successful. If your case is successful, we'll then charge our professional fees. Fees are not a percentage of your compensation entitlement, but are agreed to at the beginning of your case - meaning no nasty surprises for you at the end.

You'll receive a document setting out the details of the No Win - No Fee* arrangement after your first appointment. You've not committed to anything until you sign and return the document to us. This is so you can take the time to understand your options and make a decision you're happy with.