Workers Compensation (Workplace Compensation Claims)

Located right here on the Central Coast, our Compensation Lawyers have over 45 combined years experience in helping people who have been injured at work get the workers compensation they are entitled to. Entitlements under workers compensation law may include Weekly Benefits and Lump Sum Compensation.

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Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation NSW covers the majority of workers in New South Wales for injuries occurring during the course of their employment. An injury can be physical or psychological and employment must be a substantial contributing factor to the injury.

Is there a time limit?

Yes, workers compensation claims should be lodged within 6 months from the date of the accident. BUT If there are good reasons why you haven’t done so you may still be able to make a claim even if you have missed the six month limitation period. Contact us for further details.

What is a Workers Compensation Claim?

A Workers Compensation claim is a claim that is made by an employee who has sustained an injury during the course of his/her employment.

When can a claim be made?

A claim for compensation for a work injury can be made when an employee suffers injury due to an unsafe system of work and it can be shown that you have a 15% whole person impairment.

What type of injuries can be compensated?

Workers Compensation Claims can be made for –

  • Physical Injuries
  • Psychological/Psychiatric Injuries
What compensation will I be entitled to?

Depending on the nature and extent of your injuries you may be entitled to workers compensation for:

  • Weekly Benefits
  • Medical expenses including medication and surgery
  • Lump Sum Compensation (if you are assessed at 11% whole person impairment for physical injuries or 15% for psychological injury)
  • Domestic assistance (restrictions apply)
  • Loss of income potentially to retiring age.
Will I have to go to the Workers Compensation Commission?

Most of the time Workers Compensation Claims do not proceed to Court. In most cases we can help you negotiate a settlement with the insurer outside of the Workers Compensation Commission.  It is only in rare cases where there are issues relating to liability that the matter will need to be resolved by the Workers Compensation Commission.

Work Injury Damages Claim

In addition to your entitlements under Workers Compensation if you have been injured at work you may also be entitled to make a Work Injury Damages Claim.

Is there a time limit?

There is a time limit of three years to make a Work Injury Damages Claim. Time runs from the time you were assessed as having a 15% or greater whole person impairment.

What is a Work Injury Damages Claim?

A Work Injury Damages Claim is an additional claim that can be made following a Workers Compensation Claim if –

  • You are assessed as having a 15% or greater whole person impairment
  • You can prove an unsafe system at work
When can a claim be made?
  • A claim can be made even when there is no one at fault.
  • Whenever you are injured in an accident that is not your fault.
What type of injuries can be compensated?

Work Injury Damages Claims can be made for  –

  • Physical Injuries
  • Psychological/Psychiatric Injuries
What compensation will I be entitled to?

Depending on the nature and extent of your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for the cost of:

  • Past and future medical treatment;
  • Past and future loss of earnings including superannuation;
  • Past and future domestic assistance; and
  • Pain and suffering.
Will I have to go to court?

In most cases we can help you negotiate a settlement of your Work Injury Damages Claim with the insurer outside of Court.  It is only in rare cases where there are issues relating to liability that the matter will need to be resolved by a court.

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