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 in New South Wales there are laws that cover your rights to Workers Compensation. Workers Compensation is also known 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, whole injury damages, payment for medical and hospital treatment 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 need. Contact PK Simpson today on 02 9299 1424 if you have suffered any sort of injury, physical or mental.
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 time limits in place around when you need to make a claim. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we begin building your case to help you get on with life.
As soon as possible after the accident, contact us. We will gather necessary witness details, essential information and photographs, 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 will 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
Workers compensation entitlements include:
- lump sum compensation (whole injury damages, WID Claims)
- 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.