Workers' Compensation Lawyers Sydney
If you have experienced a workplace accident or injury, then you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a ‘no-fault’ scheme, which means that you do not have to prove that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence in order to claim compensation. To make a claim for workers’ compensation in Sydney, you will be required to notify your employer that you have sustained a workplace injury, complete a claim form, and see your doctor as soon as you can to obtain a Workcover medical certificate.
The types of compensation benefits you can claim through workers compensation insurance include:
- Payments for time off work
- Payments for medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Reimbursement of travel expenses for attending medical appointments
- Lump sum compensation for your injuries and impairment
Workers’ compensation covers both physical and psychological injuries sustained at work. It also covers injuries or diseases that have developed or been made worse as a result of your work. When the insurer accepts liability for your workers’ compensation claim, they will usually pay for your medical expenses and loss of wages. However, when you deal directly with the insurer, it is important to remember that their aim is to pay your basic workers’ compensation entitlements at a minimal expense to them.
As such, what you need is someone on your side who is experienced in workers’ compensation and will give you independent legal advice to ensure that you receive all of your proper entitlements. For the best advice, Marshall & Gibson’s workers’ compensation lawyers in Sydney are here to assist.
Are you eligible to claim workplace injury damages?
Workplace injuries can often have a bigger impact than lost wages. You may have ongoing medical expenses, and your career trajectory may have altered as a result. If you have suffered a serious injury, your lifestyle may have changed dramatically. Most individuals who are injured by an accident at work only become aware of their full entitlements to workers’ compensation benefits after they have obtained legal representation from a team experienced in workers’ compensation law. Our workers’ compensation lawyers in Sydney deal with the insurer on your behalf and are proficient in clearly outlining what you may be eligible to claim.
Many people also find that having lawyers acting on their behalf significantly reduces the time and stress associated with dealing directly with insurance companies, leaving them time to concentrate on recovering from their accident and injuries.
Please note that if you have made a workers compensation claim, you will still be eligible to claim lump sum compensation for your injuries and impairment if you are no longer working at that workplace, or even if your injury happened many years ago. Even after your lump sum claim has settled, you are still entitled to receive ongoing payment of your medical expenses and loss of wages from the insurance company.
If you receive a lump sum claim payment of 15% or greater whole person impairment, and your injury was caused by the negligence of your employer, then you may also be entitled to bring a negligence claim against your employer, which is known as a Work Injury Damages claim. A Work Injury Damages claim entitles you to bring an action for your combined past loss of earnings and your loss of future earnings/ loss of opportunity until retirement age, as a single lump sum settlement amount.
Arrange to speak with a Marshall & Gibson workers compensation lawyer in Sydney and discover what you could be eligible for.
Work injury damages claims
If you receive a lump sum claim payment of 15% or greater whole person impairment, and your injury was caused by the negligence of your employer, then you may also be entitled to file a negligence claim against your employer (also known as a work injury damages claim).
With a Work Injury Damages claim, you are entitled to bring an action against your employer for your combined past and future loss of earnings. This also includes the loss of opportunity to earn income until retirement age, which is paid as a single lump sum settlement amount.
Has your claim for workers’ compensation been denied?
Just because the insurer has denied liability for your work accident claim, it is not the end of the story. An expert workers’ compensation lawyer in Sydney can likely be of help. At Marshall & Gibson Lawyers, we will review and prepare your case for determination by the Workers’ Compensation Commission in order to pursue all of the workers’ compensation benefits that you are entitled to receive.
Above all, we are here to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Our team of workers’ compensation lawyers and solicitors in Sydney are experienced in dealing with big insurance companies. Marshall & Gibson’s negligence law specialists can assess your claim at no obligation to you and determine whether you are receiving your correct entitlements. From there, we can best advise you on whether you can bring any further claims for additional compensation.
We offer a no win, no fee service on compensation claims surrounding an accident at work. However, for the most part, our legal fees for acting on your behalf in workers’ compensation claims are usually covered through the Workcover scheme, which means that you do not have to pay us for our services.
Contact Our Sydney Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today
If you have a workplace accident claim you’d like to seek workers’ compensation for, trust the experienced lawyers at Marshall & Gibson. We will provide sound legal advice and representation for your work accident claim to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. Consultations with our compensation lawyers can be conducted over the phone, at your home, in hospital, or at our offices. To speak to one of our workers’ compensation lawyers in Sydney, contact us or call our team today on 1800 675 417.