Accessing your weekly payments after suffering an injury in New South Wales can difficult. If this is the case, or you’re wondering where you stand, contact our workers compensation lawyers in Sydney for the right advice.
- As of 2019, a total of 92,124 employment injuries were reported in the most recent annual report, a decrease of 1,811 injuries or two per cent from the prior year.
- Of these, 24,153 were reported as (major injuries).
- A total of $2.65 billion was paid as claim payments through the workers compensation system in the fiscal year.
- If you’ve suffered a physical injury in the workplace or if your psychological health has been affected as a result, Millner and Knight can help.
- Our workers compensation lawyers acting in Sydney and New South Wales can help you with any type of matters including common law claims.
- All claims are handled according to our strict risk free policy
Things to know about workers’ compensation in NSW
Workcover insurance provides compensation to people who have become injured or ill in the line of work. It is compulsory for New South Wales employers and is funded by their contributions.
WorkCover insurance may cover:
- replacement of lost income
- medical, rehabilitation and treatment costs
- lump sum compensation in the event of a serious injury.
- lost superannuation entitlements
- damages for pain and suffering
- economic loss
However, it’s not always easy for employees to access these entitlements after being injured at work.
All too often our solicitors speak with victims who are being denied their rights to workers compensation. Some of the most common reasons are:
- A large number of the companies workforce are currently on workers comp
- a claim could result in a lost time injury for the employer and affect them pricing future contacts
- management is more concerned about rising insurance premiums than their employee’s wellbeing
Whatever the reason, this is not your problem and you should not be denied your legal right to workers compensation because it’s not convenient for your employer.
Strict time limits apply so it’s important to seek independent legal advice as soon as practically possible. Our team of experienced workers compensation lawyers in Sydney can help you navigate the system and get the money you’re rightfully owed.
How to make a workers injury claim in NSW?
- Report the injury in your employer’s injury book
- Complete a notice of injury form
- Consult your health care provider
- Request a worker’s injury claim form from your employer
- Complete and submit your claim form
- Don’t provide statements without seeking legal advice
You can speak to an expert at Millner and Knight regarding your individual circumstances to ensure you receive every bit of workers compensation you deserve.
Types of work-related injuries
Some of the most common types of injuries suffered at work include
- Back injuries
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Eye injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- asbestos claims
- noise-induced hearing loss.
We can also help you with many types of different workplace accident scenarios such as:
- Falls from Height
- Hit by Falling Object
- Constructions Site Accidents
- Crushed by Moving Vehicle
- Factory Accidents Claims
- FIFO Accident Claims
- Machinery Accidents
- Wrong PPE Claims
If you’ve been injured, it’s best to speak to a solicitor as soon as possible. For free advice, you can call us on 02 9188 2023. Your call will be taken by our friendly consultants who will need to ask you some simple questions regarding your situation before connecting you to a lawyer who specialises in workers compensation claims.
We can also assist if you’ve been involved in an auto accident travelling to or from work.
WorkCover Have Rejected My Claim in NSW
Where the insurer disputes liability for your workers compensation claim they should advise you of their reason in writing and provide information on what you can do next.
Your options are
- Contact a legal professional if you haven’t already.
- Speak to your employer
- Request a review by the insurer
- Contact the Workers Compensation Independent Review Office
- Lodge an application to resolve the dispute at the Workers Compensation Commission
If you or a loved has had a workers compensation claim rejected, we can make things right. Call us on 02 9188 2023 or enquire online.