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Workers’ Compensation Claims

Your workplace should be a risk-free zone but accidents still happen.  If you’ve suffered an injury or illness, get help with your workers’ compensation and ensure you receive the full financial compensation you’re entitled to.

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Get what you're owed

Workplace compensation is a legal requirement. Ensure you’re getting the compensation you deserve, whatever the type of claim, with help from the experts.

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Feel comfortable at work

The workplace should be safe and risk-free. If workplace injuries happen you shouldn’t lose out. We can help prove liability and recover any loss of earnings incurred during your recovery, along with your medical expenses.

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No win, no fee

If you are involved in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. If you are not able to claim compensation, there’ll be nothing for you to pay.

Helping you get back on your feet

Periods of time off work due to a workplace accident that wasn’t your fault can have a debilitating effect on both your life at work and home.

Whether you’re a full or part-time worker, allow us to take on some of the strain of your recovery by taking care of your financial wellbeing.

Our specialist team of personal injury lawyers will pursue your compensation claim so that you can focus on your return to good health.

Get advice on your workers’ compensation claim from our team of legal experts

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Why do I need a lawyer?

Claims can be complex, as can dealing with employers and insurance companies. Our lawyers are here to help ensure that you get the full amount that you’re entitled to.

IMPORTANT – workers’ compensation payments will NOT stop just because you have instructed a lawyer.  In fact it is much more difficult for the insurance company to act negatively towards you when you have a lawyer instructed as we are able to take action immediately on your behalf.

Your claim

Employers in Australia are legally required to provide workers’ compensation to all full-time or part-time employees, to a value that’s regulated by state governments.

Depending on the severity of the claim, injuries endured, your wage history and the business’ claims record; your employers’ insurance can grant compensation to cover your medical or care expenses, loss of earnings and consideration for any pain and suffering.

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Initial advice is free

Our team deals with thousands of workers’ compensation enquiries every year and is experienced in managing a wide variety of accidents. They’re legal experts who will listen to your side of the story and advise you for free on whether you have a valid claim.

Once you have your free initial advice, we can then work with you throughout the entire process, ensuring you achieve the best possible financial, physical and psychological outcome for your claim.

Book an appointment today for a free initial assessment to make sure you’re getting the compensation that you are entitled to.

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Bethany Leddin

Bethany Leddin

I was admitted as a Lawyer in Victoria in 2016 working in Melbourne as a Personal Injury Lawyer. At the beginning of 2022 I made

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Relevant FAQs

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If the insurer accepts liability for your claim, then you will receive benefits under the Workers Compensation Act.

The major benefits may include:

  • Payment of weekly compensation
  • Payment of lump sum compensation for permanent impairment
  • Medical and Hospital expenses

Other benefits payable may include:

  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Death benefits and funeral expenses
  • Compensation for damage to property (e.g. clothing)
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Accidents at work can result in lifelong injuries or unpaid leave. It is important you seek legal advice as soon as possible so that you are prepared to cover any unknown medical costs, rehabilitation or even major operations.

In the initial stages, your employer does not need to be aware of your claim and the advice on whether you have a claim to make is free!

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Getting your lawyer on board quickly will provide you with the reassurance you need. Our lawyers will ensure you will receive expert advice.

The first thing we will do is find out why your employer is refusing to approve your claim. For example, what is your employee status? Are you an independent contractor and not an employee? Or is the employer claiming that the injury is not work-related or that you were intoxicated when the incident occurred? We will work with your employer and the Insurer to explore their rejection.

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Workers’ compensation insurance helps to protect businesses and their employees from financial loss when an employee is hurt on the job or gets sick from a work-related cause.

Also known as workman’s comp, workman’s compensation, and workers’ comp, the aim is to help protect workers from potentially devastating costs of work-related injuries.

Workers’ compensation also helps to guard employers from potential damages that could affect the financial and corporate responsibility status of their business should they not have protection.

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Many of our clients are concerned about future employment and how making a claim will affect them in their current role. All employers have a responsibility for the health and safety of their employees. Workers compensation insurance protects you and their business. By law you are not required to disclose you have claimed via workers compensation.

All claims are dealt with Workcover WA and not direct with the employer.

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We are a respected no win no fee injury compensation law firm, which means that you do not pay us anything until the successful case outcome.

If your case is successful, we will receive your compensation payment at which point we prepare your final account. It is important to note that it is at this ‘win’ point, our professional legal costs will be deducted as agreed at the beginning of the case. These will be clearly laid out in your statement.

Once the legal fees are deducted from the compensation, the remaining funds are transferred to your nominated bank account within 24 to 48 hours.

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If you are injured at work, and the incident was not your fault, you should contact us as soon as possible.

If you do have a claim that we can progress with, we will act on your behalf with the Insurer who are responsible for paying out the compensation.

As your lawyer, we will work on your recovery options with your rehabilitation team and will arrange for your injuries to be assessed by an independent medical expert whose report will be used to support your claim.

We use the medical expert’s report to advise you on the value of your claim. When you approve the claim value, we will proceed to settle your claim with the Insurer.

In our experience, the majority of cases settle at negotiation stage at which point you would receive your compensation.

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