Workers’ Compensation Claims
A workers’ compensation claim can cover lost wages, medical fees, rehabilitation costs, retraining expenses and potentially a lump-sum payment for permanent injuries. This is why it’s essential to have expert compensation lawyers by your side every step of the way when considering your compensation options.
A workers’ compensation claim covers injuries sustained at, or a result of, your job, including pre-existing injuries, diseases or illnesses which have worsened because of work.
Workers’ Compensation Claims – Who’s Eligible?
In New South Wales, employers are mandated to have workers’ compensation insurance policies in place for their employees.
Employees covered by workers compensation are:
- Permanent or casual employees
- Full-time or part-time employees
- Self-employed workers
- People who are deemed to be a worker
There are many types of injuries covered by the workers’ compensation scheme in NSW, including injuries or illnesses suffered at work, as a result of work, or during work activities. Depending on the circumstances of your injury or illness and how it occurred, there are different types of claims you may be eligible to make.
At Bourke Legal, we assist our clients with a diverse range of injury claims, such as:
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Mental health injuries
- Injuries from lifting
- Fall injuries
- Injuries from malfunctioning machines
- Accidents on construction sites
Compensation for a work injury can come in different forms, such as weekly payments, medical coverage, or a lump-sum payment. This can all be claimed regardless of who was at fault.
What compensation you’ll receive will depend on:
- Your working conditions
- The severity of your injury
- Your injury management, including rehabilitation and aggravation
- Your employer’s liability
Accident travelling to the workplace
You may also be eligible for a workers’ compensation or a WorkCover claim if you sustained an injury whilst travelling to or from your workplace. Our expert workers’ compensation lawyers in Ballina can provide expert advice in assessing whether or not your accident will be treated as a “journey injury” and the extent of compensation you may be entitled to.