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“Have you been injured at work and the insurance company is refusing to help? It’s often the case that insurers decline to pay for things like medical expenses and even weekly wages, leaving the injured person with little or no help. We’re here to force the insurers to do what they should have done from the start – to pay you the things you’re entitled to!”
– Jimmy Dufour, Senior Lawyer
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If you have been injured at work, then it is likely you are entitled to workers compensation. As the leading workers compensation lawyers Sydney has, we find that most workers are unsure of their rights, making them feel vulnerable. Luckily, we’re here to help, and you can put your mind at ease about the frightening cost of some lawyers; our expert advice won’t cost you a cent unless you win.
We hope you find the below information below useful but please ensure you obtain legal advice in relation to your claim.
What are the different kinds of Workers’ Compensation cases?
There are a number of different kinds of Workers’ Compensation cases, so it’s important to make sure from the outset that your lawyer has had experience cases specific to your situation. It’s often the case that different cases require different kinds of investigations.
If you have sustained an injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Weekly payments or Loss of income
- Medical treatment
- Lump sum compensation for permanent impairment
If you’re an employee and you are injured at work, it is likely you have a Workers Compensation claim.
Due to the way in which ‘Worker’ is defined in the Workers Compensation legislation, it may be the case that you have a claim even if you are a Contractor. Further, you are covered if your ‘injury’ was:
- Due to the nature and conditions of your employment; or
- If your injury is a ‘disease’.
- An aggravation, acceleration, exacerbation or deterioration of an existing injury
- A psychological injury including those that have arisen as a result of bullying, harassment or general mistreatment
If you have suffered a serious injury at work you may be able to sue your employer for negligence.
This is possible if you can establish that your injury was caused by your employer’s negligence. The question of Negligence is often not straightforward and a lawyer will be required to carefully determine whether there are arguments to suggest that your employer is negligent. Fortunately for injured workers, courts have determined that employers are held to a very high standard to safeguard workers from injuries.
In order to sue for damages, you must be assessed as having at least 15% whole person impairment and your claim must be issued in accordance with both strict time frames and procedures of the workers compensation legislation.
If successful, you will be entitled to receive damages for lost income (both past and future) in one lump sum.
Fortunately, as a result of some legislative changes, Schofield King Lawyers are now in a position where we can apply to have your workers compensation costs completely covered by the Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO). This means that we don’t need to charge you a cent.
For Negligence claims against your employer (Work Injury Damages Claims) we offer ‘No Win, No Fee’ and fixed fee costing arrangements. For more about our Cost promise, click here.
What can you expect from Schofield King Lawyers?
You can expect the best workers compensation lawyers Sydney-wide. If you need advice on how to make a claim or pursuing the entitlements you are rightfully owed, our team of experts in all forms of compensation law are here to help you from the start.
Upon coming to meet with us, one of our senior lawyers will walk you through and assist you with the initial claims process, and do everything necessary to secure your entitlements if the insurer declines to pay you wages or for your medical treatment.
Remember, there’s no fee if we don’t win, and we win 99% of cases when we represent our clients
If you or someone you know has been injury at work, please contact us for a no obligation consultation.
Let us do our best to make insurance pay.
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