Injuries in the workplace are an all too common occurrence. According to Safe work Australia, over 100,000 serious workers compensation claims are made an on annual basis.
If you have been injured during the course of your employment you may have a right to claim for your time off work, medical expense and even a lump sum for your injuries.
Expert Workplace Injury Lawyers
Our lawyers are approved as Legal Service Providers of the Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO). This means that we are able to obtain a grant to cover the whole of your legal costs.
Only lawyers that practice regularly in workers compensation matters are approved by WIRO to obtain grants of legal assistance to pay for an injured persons legal fees and medical reports. As such, you can be confident that you will receive advice from a lawyer that has an in depth understanding of the workers compensation legislation.
What to do after a workplace accident
- Tell your employer that you have suffered an injury immediately.
- Complete an incident form and retain a copy for your records.
- Your employer must provide you with their workers compensation insurer’s details.
- Your employer is to notify the insurer about the incident within 48 hours, but you or your legal representative may also inform the insurer.
We have vast experience in assisting injured clients to recover the compensation they deserve. We have helped clients working in the following occupations and industries:
- Community and personal service workers
- Machinery operators
- Postal and warehousing
- Health care and social assistance
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Do I need a lawyer if I’ve had a workplace injury?
Yes. It is your right to seek legal advice. That is why costs are paid in full by WIRO to ensure that all injured workers with legitimate claims obtain the legal assistance that they require.
Our lawyers will fight to ensure that you obtain what you are entitled to under the law. Quite often we receive calls from clients who have had their claim denied by the workers compensation insurer. We are able to challenge the insurer’s decision and get the claim back on track for the client.
We provide a free, confidential, and no obligation consultation where we provide advice on your entitlements and the process involved in recovering your compensation.
The above information is general information only. For a free consultation and specific advice regarding your claim from one of our experts please contact us on Free Call 1800 122 555 or complete our Free Advice Form.