Accessing your weekly payments after suffering an injury at work in New South Wales can difficult. If this is the case, or you’re wondering where you stand, contact our worker’s 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 no win no costs policy
Things to know about workers’ compensation in NSW
Workers compensation 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.
Generally, 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
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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 logged injury could result in a lost-time 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 to WorkCover matters 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 lodge your claim
To lodge a workers compensation claim you will need to:
- Seek first aid and notify your employer to make sure your injuries are reported as soon as possible
- Visit your own doctor (rather than the company one) and get a ‘Certificate of Capacity’.
- You will then need to give a copy of your certificate to both your employer and the insurer.
- Download a Workers Compensation form here, complete and return to the insurer as soon as possible.
- If you experience any difficulties during the initial process feel free to give us a call on 02 9188 2023.
- Be sure to keep copies of both your medical certificate and claim form for future reference.
To find out whether you are eligible to make a workers’ compensation claim please contact us now for clarification. We have offices located throughout NSW so no matter where you are located, we won’t be far away.
Types of workers compensation our lawyers can help with
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 WorkSafe specialist 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.
I’ve had my case rejected
Where the insurer disputes liability 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