WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS
Workers’ compensation claims can be made if an injury is suffered at work or if you are injured during the course of work. Unlike many other compensation claims, workers’ compensation law is based on a ‘no fault’ principle, and therefore claims do not require that any other person be negligent.
People who make a workers’ compensation claim are generally entitled to weekly payments to cover loss of earnings along with ongoing medical, rehabilitation and pharmaceutical expenses.
The WorkCover claims process can be complex and subject to many strict time limitations. We therefore highly recommend seeking legal advice for a workers’ compensation claim.
Experienced personal injury lawyers will also be able to advise whether it is worth pursuing a common law claim against your employer. These can be made in addition to a workers’ compensation claim in cases where an employer has been at fault. This process is also subject to a strict time limit.
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