Workers Compensation Claims
If you have been injured at work, then you may be entitled to receive workers compensation benefits. Workers Compensation is a “no-fault” scheme, and this means that you do not have to prove that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence in order to claim compensation. To make a claim for workers compensation in Sydney you will need to notify your employer that you have sustained an injury, complete a claim form, and see your doctor as soon as you can to obtain a Workcover medical certificate.
The types of compensation benefits you can claim through Workers Compensation insurance include:
- Payments for time off work
- Payments for medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Reimbursement of travel expenses for attending medical appointments
- Lump sum compensation for your injuries and impairment
Workers compensation covers both physical and psychological injuries sustained at work. It also covers injuries or diseases that have developed as a result of your work, and existing injuries or diseases that have been made worse by work. When the insurer accepts liability for your workers compensation claim, they will usually pay for your medical expenses and loss of wages. When you deal directly with the insurer it is important to remember that their aim is to pay your basic workers compensation entitlements at a minimal expense to them.
What you need is someone on your side who is experienced in workers compensation in Sydney and who will give you independent legal advice to ensure that you receive all of your proper entitlements. Marshall & Gibson Compensation Lawyers Sydney is here to assist.
Are you eligible to claim work injury damages?
As you know, work injuries can have a bigger impact than lost wages. You may have ongoing medical expenses, and your career trajectory may have altered. If you have suffered a serious injury, your lifestyle may have changed dramatically. Most injured workers only become aware of their full entitlements to workers compensation benefits after they have obtained legal representation from a team who are experienced in workers compensation law to back them up and deal with the insurer on their behalf. Our workers compensation solicitors in Sydney are proficient in clearly outlining what you may be eligible to claim.
Many people also find that having a legal team acting on their behalf significantly reduces the time and stress associated with dealing directly with insurance companies, so that they can concentrate on recovering from their injuries.
Please note that if you have made a workers compensation claim, you will still be eligible to claim lump sum compensation for your injuries and impairment even if you are no longer working for the same company, or even if your injury happened many years ago. Even after your lump sum claim has settled, you are still entitled to receive ongoing payment of your medical expenses and loss of wages from the insurance company.
If you receive a lump sum claim payment of 15% or greater whole person impairment, and your injury was caused by the negligence of your employer, then you may also be entitled to bring a negligence claim against your employer, which is known as a Work Injury Damages claim. A Work Injury Damages claim entitles you to bring an action for your combined past loss of earnings and your loss of future earnings/ loss of opportunity until retirement age, as a single lump sum settlement amount.
Arrange to speak with a Marshall & Gibson workers compensation lawyers Sydney and discover what you could be eligible for.
Work Injury Damages claims
If you receive a lump sum claim payment of 15% or greater whole person impairment, and your injury was caused by the negligence of your employer, then you may also be entitled to bring a negligence claim against your employer, which is known as a Work Injury Damages claim.
A Work Injury Damages claim entitles you bring an action for your combined past loss of earnings and your loss of future earnings/ loss of opportunity until retirement age, as a single lump sum settlement amount.
Has your claim been denied for workers compensation in Sydney?
Just because the insurer has denied liability for your claim, it is not the end of the story. An expert workers compensation lawyer in Sydney can likely be of help. We will review and prepare your case for determination by the Workers Compensation Commission in order to pursue all of the workers compensation benefits that you are entitled to receive.
At Marshall & Gibson Lawyers we are here to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Our team of workers compensation solicitors in Sydney are experienced in taking on the big insurance companies. Marshall & Gibson’s negligence law specialists can assess your claim at no obligation to you and determine whether you are receiving your correct entitlements, and advise you whether you can bring any further claims for additional compensation.
Our legal fees for acting on your behalf in Workers Compensation claims are usually covered through the Workcover scheme, which means that you do not have to pay us any money for our services.
Consultations can be conducted over the phone, at your home, in hospital, or at our offices. Strict time limits apply, so call our workers compensation lawyers in Sydney today on 1800 675 417.