Canberra Workers Compensation Solicitors - Workcover Claims ACTLAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 02 6113 1589
If you've suffered a workplace injury or illness in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), you should seek the assistance of an experienced Canberra workers compensation solicitor. Our solicitors are experts in their field. They specialise in legal actions on behalf of workers who have suffered an injury, illness, disease, disability or loss connected with their work. They also represent family members of workers who have died as a result of a workplace accident or work-related illness.
Workers compensation claims in the ACT are also known as Workcover claims.
Under the Workcover scheme, compensation may be claimed for:
- Injuries at work;
- A disease that is contracted at work;
- Aggravation of a pre-existing injury;
- Injuries on a journey to or from work;
- Injuries in other limited circumstances connected with work.
If you have been injured at work in ACT, you should report the injury immediately to your supervisor or manager or the person responsible for workers' compensation in your workplace. You should also seek appropriate medical treatment.
An injured worker may be eligible for workcover compensation which covers:
- Weekly payments for incapacity.
- Medical treatment and hospital expenses.
- Travel expenses to and from medical appointments.
- Lump sum payment for permanent injury under Schedule 1 of the Workers Compensation Act, 1951.
- Dependency claims in the event of the death of a worker.
If you would like legal advice from a Canberra workers compensation solicitor prior to lodging a claim, you should contact us straight away. Strict time limits apply when making compensation claims.
If you have already lodged a claim and are being paid benefits you should still seek legal advice, as you may have further entitlements that have not been paid, and should be. Do not assume that the insurance company is paying you maximum benefits. Insurance companies will do what they can to minimise their payouts. It is therefore best that you seek independent legal advice from a specialist workers compensation lawyer who is experienced in handling claims on behalf of injured workers and their families.
ACT Common Law Damages
The other advantage of having a Canberra workers compensation solicitor represent you is that you may have a further claim such as a common law claim for damages. Common law claims require proof of negligence on the part of your employer or someone else. A lawyer can assess all aspects of liability, causation and damages and advise you whether a common law claim is worth pursuing.
Common law damages include:
- Economic loss
- Medical and pharmaceutical expenses
- Other related out-of-pocket expenses
- Non-economic loss (damages for pain and suffering)
- Lost superannuation
Our solicitors are highly experienced in handling common law workers compensation cases. If you would like free legal advice, contact us today.
Our work injury solicitors are experienced in handling all types of work accident and illness claims, including those involving:
- Hearing loss and tinnitus
- Back injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Head Injury
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Repetitive strain injury
- Occupational asthma
- Burns, scars and lacerations
- Psychological illness and stress
- Manual handling injury
- Industrial disease (including asbestosis and mesothelioma)
- Inadequate protective equipment
- Defective work equipment
- Industrial accident
- Slips, trips and falls
- Falls from heights
- Falling objects
Canberra Workcover Solicitors ACT
Our legal team can provide free legal advice over the telephone. If you require legal representation, our Canberra workers compensation solicitors will act for you in your ACT workers compensation claim on a "no win no fee" basis. This means that you do not have to pay any upfront legal cost and disbursements (such as the cost of medical reports). Our costs are paid by the insurance company at the end of your case in addition to your compensation, and only if your case is successful.
Call our legal advice helpline, send an email, or complete the on-line Contact Form to receive assistance at no cost.HELPLINE: ☎ 02 6113 1589