Our Workers Compensation Lawyers take your claim very seriously and work with you to claim a fair, reasonable and sustainable outcome for an injury at work that has affected your life.
Workers Compensation Claims NSW
If you’ve been injured at work you could be entitled to make a workers compensation claim. However, lodging a claim isn’t a straight forward process and strict time limits do apply, which is why it is recommended that you seek legal advice before alerting your employer, or their insurance company, about your intentions to lodge a claim.
If you alert your employer, or their insurance company, about your intentions to lodge a claim, they could send you to multiple doctors to ensure they get the outcome that benefits them the most; this is known as ‘Doctor Shopping’ and is quite common when it comes to claims.
Without a lawyer on your side, your employer, or the insurance company, might also try and place pressure on you to accept a lowball amount.
Our experience has assisted many clients right across NSW in Sydney, Central Coast and Newcastle.
What can you be compensated for with a workers compensation claim?
Medical Treatment Expenses
Pain & Suffering
The provision of independent legal advice if you have received an offer of settlement from a workers compensation insurer
Workers Compensation Claims: 3 Important Things to Know
Claim Form prepared on the basis of the assessment by us
Signed by you and lodged on your behalf
Assessment by insurance company doctor
If the assessments are in agreement your claim is relatively quick
If the assessments differ, the process becomes slightly more complicated
If the insurance company’s doctor assesses you as less impaired you can either agree and accept a reduced claim OR you can be assessed by a doctor appointed by the Worker’s Compensation Commission. Generally this assessment is final.
Call us immediately if your insurance company has requested multiple doctor assessments.
The practice is called ‘Doctor Shopping’ and it’s because the company didn’t receive the advice they wanted from the first doctor! Call us and we’ll assess and advise on what you need to do. You do not necessarily have to attend further assessments – but this is case by case so let us assess and advise accordingly.
If someone else’s negligence caused your injury you may be able to claim greater compensation on top of your Worker’s Compensation – but strict time limits apply so contact us immediately.
Are generally covered in full by the insurer on a Worker’s Compensation Claim. The costs of a successful negligence claim will be partly covered by the insurer.