Workplace
Injury Claims

We’re here with you every step of the way

We chat

It’s a free consultation.

We meet

A free detailed discussion.

We plan

You say ‘go’ – we build your case.

We lodge

We present your case.

We conclude

We reach a settlement.

Injured at work? Let us check your eligibility to make a claim.

Workers Compensation almost always applies to work-related injuries for full-time, part-time, casual or permanent employees. If you have suffered as the result of a workplace injury, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation. As Work Injury Lawyers, we are experts at advising you on your rights for your workers compensation claim and whether your injury at work is a claim we can help you with.

Tell us what happened, we’ll tell you what to expect.

Workers Compensation insurance exists to help injured workers cover costs associated with their injuries; compensate for pain and suffering; and make up for any associated financial hardship. Whether it be through a WorkCover claim; a workplace or superannuation insurance claim; or through other means; we can help you to access the appropriate compensation. Your payout amount depends on:

Your injuries or impairments

Your age & employment history

Your lost wages – short & long term

Your expenses associated
with medical treatment

Your need for ongoing
 care or rehabilitation

Important: Don’t delay!

Work injuries can be very traumatic for you and your family. But recovery and rehabilitation must be your first priority. You can’t let money worries get in the way of your recovery – so it’s important to lodge your claim and access compensation as soon as possible.

Examples of work injuries are:

  • Physical injuries, for example a fractured ankle, a lower back strain and many more.
  • Psychological injuries, such as depression, PTSD and anxiety disorders.
  • Aggravation of a pre-existing condition or pre-existing injury
  • A delayed onset injury or condition, for example asbestosis or mesothelioma
  • An over period of time injury, which could include repetitive-strain injury, psychological, industrial deafness and the like that may take weeks or months to develop.

Determine your ability to claim – we can do it by phone, in our office, or we can come to you.

The sooner we determine your eligibility to make a claim, the sooner we can help you access compensation, either through WorkCover, workplace insurance, your superannuation insurance or through private means.

Strict time
limits apply.

Generally, you have up to six months to lodge –
but the sooner your claim application is accepted,
the sooner you can access benefits like:
• Regular payments for lost wages
• Payments for medical and
rehab expenses

We can’t turn back time – but here’s how we make it better going forward.

We can’t undo the suffering you’ve experienced, but financial compensation from your claim will ease some of the distress associated with your work injury. We’ll be with you through the whole process, explaining, and guiding you at every step.

Step 1

We chat

We have a chat about the circumstances and nature of your injury to determine if you have a right to make a WorkCover claim or a claim for compensation through or other means. We understand that taking legal action can be stressful, and we do all we can to ease your distress. The chat can take place at our place, your place, or by phone. There is no cost, no pressure, and no obligation.

Step 2

We meet

Once you know you are eligible to claim compensation, we’ll meet at our place or yours when possible, to discuss the incident in greater detail with a specialist lawyer. We’ll explain how your claim is likely to progress, so you’ll have an idea of what to expect if you choose to proceed. WorkCover claims and other work-related compensation claims are all different, so we can’t tell you exactly how long your claim will take to process – but based on our experience and your details, we’ll give you an estimate. We’ll also explain our fees and ‘No Win, No Fee’ payment method. Again, there is no obligation for you to proceed, and no cost for the meeting if you choose not to proceed.

Step 3

We plan

Once you fully understand what’s involved, and you’re comfortable with proceeding, you formally appoint us to represent you in making your compensation claim. We then gather all the evidence needed to present the best possible claim – such as witness statements and video footage, medical records and treatments, and documents to support your claim.

Step 4

We lodge

Armed with the evidence required, we lodge your claim with WorkCover; the relevant insurer; or other party. Claims are almost always made against the workplace insurer, not directly against the employer. Then we guide you through each and every step of proceedings, advocating on our behalf, and keeping you informed with regular updates.

Step 5

We conclude

Almost all WorkCover claims and other workplace injury claims settle out of court. Generally we’re able to achieve a fair settlement by negotiation, avoiding the additional cost and stress of a trial. Settlements are achieved when we and the other party agree on a fair payout figure for damages and compensation. In the unlikely event of your claim going to court, we will be with you all the way, presenting the strongest case possible.

Let’s talk,
for all the
right reasons.

Have a FREE consultation
to evaluate your case –
we can even come to you.

There’s no obligation
just call 07 3041 1181

or leave a message and we’ll
get back to you within 2 hours,
during business hours.



    FAQs

    Frequently
    Asked
    Questions

    How do I make a claim?
    To be able to claim for a workplace accident, you will have suffered an injury at work. This injury can take the form of a psychological or physical injury, and it has to have been contracted in the course of your employment. You don’t need to have been at your workplace, and in many cases, you can claim for injuries incurred on your way to and from work, and to workplace-related venues such as meetings or other related travel. Injuries that are the aggravation of existing conditions may also be claimable.
    How long will my claim take?
    With every claim having different factors to consider it’s difficult to assess how long your claim will take to process. We can provide you with a better estimate of how long your claim will take in our assessment meeting.
    Do I have to go to court?
    With most workplace compensation claims, we will reach a settlement before your claim proceeds to court. Going to court adds additional cost and stress, and we try to avoid this wherever possible while still getting you the best possible outcome. In the event that your claim does go to court, you can rest assured that we are here to prepare a strong case for your claim and will be by your side every step of the way.
    What kind of compensation am I entitled to?
    When working with your personal injury lawyer in establishing your claim, we will look at your injuries, your age, future expenses (such as surgery), your loss of income (now and in the future), medical bills and out of pocket expenses, and any care you may need.