Workers Compensation is when a worker is provided with payments because of an injury that has occurred in the workplace Accidents can occur at any time, and depending on what state or territory you are in there are different laws that cover your rights to Workers Compensation. Workers Compensation can also be referred to as "Workers Comp", "Workers Compo", or just "Compo".
Workers compensation provides protection to workers and their employers in the event of a work related injury or disease. Through the workers compensation system, injured workers may have an entitlement to weekly payments, lump sums for permanent impairment, payment for medical and hospital treament and workplace rehabilitation.
If you have been injured whilst in the course of your employment then you will be able to claim Workers Compensation. Workers Compensation can cover your loss of earnings and medical expenses.
If you believe that you may be eligible to claim Workers Compensation, we recommend that you immediately contact a lawyer with proven expertise in Workers Compensation claims who can then help you assess your legal position and get you the help that you deserve. Contact PK Simpson today on 02 8999 7700 for advice on where to go from here.
What steps need to be taken to claim Workers Compensation?
To make a claim for Workers Compensation there are a number of steps that should be taken in order to ensure the success of your case.
It is essential that you contact a lawyer at the first opportunity after your injury as there are strict time limits in place around when you need to make a claim.
As soon as possible after the accident, you should also begin to gather evidence to help your claim. Witness details are essential, but also try to take photographs of where the mishap occurred. Your lawyer should also gather evidence on your behalf including medical materials, details of the earnings lost, engage experts, and assess any needs you may have in the future. PK Simpson can help you communicate and negotiate as well as look after all aspects of your claim to ensure that you get the best possible result.
Workers Compensation Entitlements
If your claim is successful, you may be entitled to the following benefits based on the severity of your injury:
- lump sum compensation,
- weekly payments,
- medical treatment expenses,
- hospitalisation costs,
- rehabilitation expenses,
- transportation costs; and
- death and funeral expenses
PK Simpson will ensure that your rights and interests are protected as well as give you all the information and advice you may need to make your claim as successful as it can possibly be. For more information, visit our Workers Compensation FAQ
Workers Compensation FAQs
To view our frequently asked questions for workers compensation, please click the link below.