The best Compensation Lawyers in Sydney
Since 2010, Schofield King Lawyers has been providing the people of Sydney with the best compensation law services. The firm was built to do compensation law in a different way. We operate to three core principles:
- Values: We value transparency, equality, and fairness for all. Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming. We take the values of the legal profession seriously, including the right to be heard and the right to a fair go. We are here to ease the burden for those that are doing it tough – and to ensure our legal services, including pricing, are provided in a transparent, clear manner that makes sense to all.
- Quality and tenacity: We pride ourselves on going above and beyond to ensure maximum compensation for our clients across all our legal services, eager to fight for what’s right.
- Technology: As a leading, innovative law firm, we stay on top of technology so that we can deliver the best outcomes to the greatest number of clients. Keeping our procedures sharp means that we can focus on maximising efficiency and results, and minimising costs.
Senior Lawyers Jimmy Dufour, Christine Neufeld, David King, Andrew McQuilkin and Melissa Obrist
Our team of compensation lawyer are experts in the varying aspects of compensation law, including total permanent disability (TPD) claims, workers compensation claims, work injury damages claims, public liability negligence claims and motor vehicle accident claims.
How our team of the best compensation lawyers Sydney-wide operate
Clients often believe (or have been advised by other lawyers) that they only have one avenue of compensation available to them.
Our team excels in ensuring all possible compensation claims are being run. We see the full picture and are dedicated to getting you the results and compensation you deserve. For example, many clients may be entitled to not only a workers compensation claim, but also Total Permanent Disability (TPD) claims or work injury damages claims.
Our experienced team of lawyers have frequently been able to identify creative avenues for compensation claims. We ensure that every potential claim has been explored. We get a much better payout for our clients. That’s why we are confident and proud to call ourselves the best compensation lawyers in Sydney.
Director & Senior Lawyers Andrew McQuilkin and David King with client
Some examples of ensuring that all avenues of compensation are explored are:
- When someone is injured on a building site, it is often the case that the party at fault (or partially at fault) may not be that person’s employer. Many times people only run workers compensation claims against their employer but it should always be the case that a detailed legal analysis is given to the circumstances surrounding the injury. It may be that people have significant entitlements that could be overlooked. Further, it is often the case that the negligence of another party is not obviously apparent, and this is why you should have a claim which involves injury on a building site checked by our compensation lawyers in Sydney.
- Many people who are injured and unable to work have existing claims such as a workers compensation claim. However, much of the time they have not checked whether they have TPD insurance in their superannuation. They may not know whether they have insurance of hundreds of thousands of dollars or sometimes more. We’ve been able to successfully run TPD insurance claims when clients have had other representation and didn’t even know they had the cover! If you’re injured, sick and unable to work, please let our Sydney Compensation lawyers check whether you have any additional entitlements.
- Cases where people are employed by a work agency who places them at a work place. The person may have a Workers Compensation case against the employment agency, but may be able to have a public liability negligence case against the ‘host’ employer.
Generally, time limits apply in almost all compensation cases in Sydney and NSW. You should ensure you get a local compensation lawyer onto you case as soon as possible. It’s another reason that we’re the best compensation lawyers Sydney has – we know the local legal environment better than anyone.
You can expect our team to comprehensively investigate potential causes of action and after getting a thorough understanding as to how the injuries have affected your life, we can attempt to settle your matter so that you can move on with your life. However, if an insurer isn’t willing to pay the money we think your claim is worth, we’re happy to pull the trigger and fight for you. We’re all about achieving the most we can for our clients in the most efficient manner possible.
Schofield King Lawyers to all injury compensation claims on a no win no fee basis. What does that mean? Well, if you don’t win, we won’t charge.
Senior Lawyer Andrew McQuilkin with clients at Schofield King’s Port Maquarie office
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Watch our lawyers explain the different types of compensation you may be eligible for
Watch video: Melissa Obrist discusses workplace injury claims.
Watch video: Jimmy Dufour explains Work Injury Damages
Our Costs Promise
- We will act on a ‘no win no fee’ basis for all compensation matters.
- Our cost will always be fair, reasonable, and proportionate.
- You will never need to pay any money upfront.
- We will only send a bill if your claim is successful.
- We will never charge you costs that leave you out of pocket.
How Do Fees Work At Schofield King Lawyers?
At Schofield King Lawyers, it is important to us that you understand how costs can affect your claim. In many cases the insurer or the other side will be responsible for paying a portion of the costs incurred in your claim. We act on a No Win, No Fee arrangement in Compensation matters.
We are open to discuss different fee options which may include lump sum and/or hourly rate agreements.
Who pays the costs of medical reports or other costs necessary to run the case?
Sometimes we will need to spend money on your case to help make sure you maximise your compensation. These payments are called disbursements, and include costs of medical reports, expert reports, barrister’s fees, filing fees etc. These are necessary to make or enhance your claim.
Disbursements will be charged on top of any fees. At Schofield King Lawyers we have flexible options for funding these disbursements. In terms of smaller disbursements, the firm will normally be in a position to meet those as they come. For some disbursements, which may exceed $1000.00, we normally obtain funding and we are able to facilitate that on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.
You will never need to pay any money upfront for the running of your claim.
Will the other side pay any of my costs?
Depending on the kind of litigation, generally there is a rule that the unsuccessful party must pay the successful party’s legal costs. This means that if your matter runs in court or a tribunal and you win, then the other side must pay a portion of your costs. Conversely, if you lose you may have to pay the other side’s costs.
When a matter is settled out of court, then the settlement figure will often include the compensation value and an amount to cover some of the costs incurred. This figure will often be somewhere between 50% to 75% of the final costs that you will pay, with the remainder coming directly out of your compensation settlement.
There are some courts/tribunals that are ‘non costs jurisdictions’ which means that generally, costs are not payable by the unsuccessful party. For example, the Fair Work Commission or the Anti-Discrimination Board. This means that all costs must come directly out of any settlement.
In any cases we will advise you of the approximate value of any costs that will come out, so that you are always aware of how much will be left in your hand after costs come out.
We are open and transparent about our costs.
What our Workers’ Compensation Clients Say
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Trust the word of the many clients we’ve helped.
Schofield King was a wonderful experience for me since I started long time ago. Their service attracted me best ever as like you are treating a family member. I think anyone can go for their service without second thinking.
Schofield King Lawyers have changed my life. I was always kept up to date on where my case was at. I was referred to them from someone who had previously experienced their service. I highly recommend their service to anyone seeking legal advice.
I was referred to Schofield King Lawyers, by another lawyer. He told me that they would be the best, that they would fight for me and would do everything possible to help me win. He didn't lie. Jimmy and the team worked with me to help me get the best outcome possible for my case. It was so good, even I, didn't anticipate it! Thank you to Jimmy and the whole team for your hard work and especially your patience with me when I was worried or stressing.
The care and advice I received was more than I ever expected and for which I’m greatly appreciative of. Thanks
This was my only experience in dealing with a legal team and I found them to be both super prompt and attentive to everything in my case. Very happy with everything they’ve done for me and the outcome. Thank you to all the SK Legal team. Highly recommended.
Best lawyers I’ve had for a car accident claim. Always there when you need them. I advise anyone who needs a lawyer for car accidents and compensation claims to go to Schofield lawyers they’re the best!
Right from the first appointment I was treated kindly and with empathy. Everything was explained in detail and I was asked not to hesitate if I had any further questions. All my queries were responded to promptly. I highly recommend Schofield King Lawyers.
The best highlight in Schofield is being trustful and transparent. Very welcoming as well, they are open to support anytime.
Schofield King Lawyers are very professional and always have the clients best interests in mind. I would recommend them highly of you are looking for a lawyer
Again , just wanted to thank Jimmy and his staff at the Narellan office, my case was tended to professionally and with empathy and understanding, kindness and all done in a timely manner. I would recommend you guys in a heartbeat, cheers.
I felt I was alone and doubtful however Jimmy from Schofield King Lawyers reinstated my faith of believing in myself. Thank you Jimmy for winning my case. It matters more than you know.
As somebody whom has never had anything to do with the Legal system I was quite intimidated by the whole process, however right from my first meeting with Andrew I felt in good hands. I trusted him to take care of me and do the right thing for/by me. My case was finally settled "out of court" with a better result than we first anticipated. This has helped relieve financial pressure and also allow me to pursue a new direction in life. A mere thank you seems insufficient...God bless your team.
Alistair and the team professionally managed my case. Would recommend Schofield King Lawyers in the future 100%.
Schofield King Lawyers were very diligent and understanding of my workplace bullying and harassment work injury damages matter after having gone through 3 different solicitors/legal firms in over 4 years. Without the immediate help, patience and support of Schofield King Lawyers’ Andrew McQuilkin, my family would have continued to suffer emotionally, psychologically and financially. This has given me and my wife the peace of mind we have been seeking for so long to begin our healing process.
There is really nothing to say. The proof was in their work. OUTSTANDING.
Thank you so much for everything
After injuring my back at work and being continuously denied liability by my insurance. With special thanks to Jimmy, have been in to battle and won me the right to get me the treatment I needed.
Schofield King Lawyers, were fantastic, kept us up to date all the time, were always there to answer any questions, they were very professional at all times. I would have no hesitation recommending Schofield King Lawyers.
My experience with SK Legal has been very impressive, the professionalism in all aspects from their knowledge of legal situations and procedures to their efforts to ensure that I was kept informed as to the status of my case. I have no hesitation or reservations of any kind in recommending this firm to others who seek their advice and services.
I would like to thank all the staff for their care in the handling of my case, as at times I felt fragile in health but with the ongoing care and help I managed to navigate my way through always knowing that help was always on hand. Thank you again.
Schofield King Lawyers ran my breach of contract claim in which my employer had not paid me as per a contract. I was really in a bad situation as I was rapidly running out of money with various bills to pay. The brief contact I had with Schofield king Lawyers made me extremely confident and my claim was in fact settled very quickly.
I would absolutely recommend Schofield King Lawyers for their hard work, integrity and transference. I had a motor accident and have got hope from them and eventually Schofield King Lawyers made that successful for me and established my right which is really appreciating. I specially would like to thank David and Joanne who worked hard for saving my life.
Schofield King Lawyers quickly came to my rescue when an employer unfairly forced me into an unfair redundancy and did not pay my contracted entitlements. The experience, professionalism and diligence I experienced as a client is why I completely advocate the firm to anyone being mistreated in the workplace. Thanks to Schofield King I received a positive outcome without having to go through all the negative stress that can at times accompany employer – employee legal conflict.
I stumbled across Schofield King Lawyers a few hours before my unfair dismissal hearing. They put everything on hold for me and took on my case on. Also guaranteeing me their No win No fee policy, which was perfect for me as I was unemployed at the time. Not only did they make time for me on such a short notice, they were able to settle the matter in my favour. I would recommend Schofield King lawyers to anyone and everyone. They provide outstanding service and do go above and beyond for their clients!
I had an industrial dispute that couldn’t be resolved and Schofield King Lawyers provided me with advice and assistance. The matter was eventually resolved and I received entitlements that I didn’t know I had. I would recommend them to anyone. They are professional and courteous and they always seemed happy to help. If I ever need a lawyer in the future for an employment law or workplace claim then I would definitely go back to Schofield King lawyers.