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Workplace Fatalities in Western Australia

Workplace injuries are not rare in Australia and indeed all over the world. These are not just limited to blue collar jobs but almost any industry has related fatalities too. When making claims, your work compensation lawyers can assist you in building a good case. Nevertheless, you need to have an idea about what’s happening and what could happen when filing work related injury compensation.

Bill Seeking to Increase Compensation

According to OHS News, the WA Government is drafting a bill that aims to amend the Worker’s Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981. It seeks to increase the lump sum that is paid to dependants of individuals who die at work. The proposed amendment aims to increase the lump sum from $304,185 to $554,727. This workers compensation act would be beneficial to the families of the deceased workers. There’s also the issue between the allocation for multiple dependants. This is one of the many concerns that the bill aims to give resolution to.

Moreover, the weekly allowance will also increase from $58.10 to $133 under the bill. There will also be equality of compensation access for de facto partners and married spouses. The proposed bill also seeks to simplify the process for apportioning the lump sum to work injury related deaths for multiple descendants. Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston said that the existing legislation for worker’s compensation is not fair and complicated. That is why they’re keen to act and propose a new method to help dependants receive reasonable compensation.

Work Injuries and Accident Claims

Another way you could ensure you receive all possible compensation avenues available is through hiring a compensation lawyer. Injury compensation lawyers, such as PK Simpson can help you present a solid case as well as win it. For over 35 years, we have helped injured workers of NSW make fair injury and accident claims. We assist employees in factories and warehouses, construction sites, fire fighters, police force workers, paramedics, hospital and ambulance workers, and even shopping centre, supermarket, restaurant, and cafe employees.

As certified injury accident lawyers in NSW, we don’t just provide help but information as well. When making claims, there are certain steps you need to take to ensure the success of your case. First of all, it’s important that you get in touch with a lawyer at the first opportunity after you injury. There are time limitations when making claims. The sooner you contact your lawyer, the earlier they can start building your case.

PK Simpson helps in a range of compensation claims, from traffic accidents, work injuries, slip/trip/fall mishaps, and TPD to medical negligence cases. We stand by our “No win, no fee” policy, which means that we make sure we have everything we need before pushing through with the case. Our experienced lawyers will be able to assist you in making fair and reasonable claims. For more information, get in touch with us on 02 9299 1424. Our professional team will be ready to assist you with your needs.