Work Compensation Information

Get the Work Compensation you deserve to help you get your life back on track

If you have been injured in an accident at work or during travel to or from work, you are entitled to work compensation. If your injury is serious or permanent you may be entitled to a Workers Compensation lump sum payment.

If your injury occurred as a result of negligence AND it is permanent you may be entitled to a common law claim on top of statutory workers compensation. To find out where you stand call the work compensation helpline on 1800 006 766.

Many people are unaware of their rights when it comes to work injuries and work accidents. Workplace injuries are often sustained unnecessarily as a result of negligence. An employer must display a duty of care to his or her employees. If an employee caused the workplace accident an employer may be considered negligent.

Important things to remember to ensure you are sufficiently awarded

  1. Report the work accident to your employer and follow the necessary steps to filing a work compensation claim.
  2. Seek medical attention straight away. This is extremely important even if you do not believe your injury is serious. Sometimes an injury is more serious than it seems, particularly when it comes to head injuries. Follow medical advice given for the best chance of recovery. Medical notes will support your work compensation claim and are important documentation. Click here to make a claim.
  3. Contact an injury helpline for information and advice based on the circumstances of your injury. You will gain a good understanding the work compensation process and your rights.
  4. Never accept an offer of a lump sum payment UNLESS you obtain an independent review of the offer. An injury helpline or a solcititor can assist advising whether the amount is sufficient. A second opinion will shed light on if it is a fair payout.

Workplace injuries not only impact significantly on not only your own wellbeing but also on the wellbeing of others your family, friends and even colleagues.

The fact is a work injury does not have to be in a physical form only, if you are suffering stress, anxiety or symptoms of depression you may also be entitled to make a work compensation claim.

A work injury can be a complex and extremely stressful situation and you need to know your Work Compensation rights in order to make the process as easy and thorough as possible. We have many years experience in this field and our soul focus is to provide you with all of the help you need, answer all of your questions and if necessary find you a reputable personal injury lawyer to assist you with your claim.

A Workers Compensation claim can provide relief in many areas and our job is to make sure you are aware of all of your entitlements which can include some or all of the following;

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering and loss of amenities
  • Loss of superannuation entitlements
  • Out of pocket expenses

If your injury is extensive and you cannot return to your previous role we can work with you to find a job that is within your capabilities.  We can also help you with any personal issues you may have with your boss or even your family that may arise as a result of your Workers Compensation claim.

The Australian Injury Helpline are an independent organisation offering free information, forms and advice to help you every step of the way. Call 1300 430 834 or click here to contact us.

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