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Everyone has the right to go to work each day, knowing they’ll come home safely. If you’ve been injured or become ill at work you may be entitled to make a claim for workers’ compensation to cover lost wages, medical and rehabilitation costs, retraining expenses or a lump sum payment for permanent injuries.
There have been a lot of changes to arrangements in NSW for seeking workers’ compensation in recent years. You could be forgiven for being a little confused about where to start. After all, workers’ compensation laws and entitlements are already a little hard to keep up with because they vary between states and territories and may be known as WorkCover, CTP or WorkSafe. Compensation and benefits can vary greatly depending on your injury and on the law you’re covered by.
If you’ve been injured at work in NSW, Littles has you covered. This blog explores the importance of obtaining high quality legal advice if you’re making a workers’ compensation claim.
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> In order to make a work injury damages or common law claim, you need to establish that your employer was negligent
Workers’ compensation cases can be complex and technical. They can initially seem straightforward – statutory cases where the worker’s compensation insurer accepts liability and pays for weekly compensation and medical treatment expenses. Seems simple, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
What if your injuries are significant and you think they are a result of your employer’s negligence? This can be difficult to establish on your own. The employers’ own investigations are not necessarily the best way at establishing the facts, and can even see you being blamed for your injuries.
Littles can help. We understand workplace safety requirements and can push for an objective, external investigation of what happened to get to the bottom of the matter.
> You may also be eligible to make a total and permanent disability (TPD) claim under your super
You deserve to have all the facts, and understand all of your options. Engaging expert workers’ compensation lawyers like Littles will ensure this is the case.
Did you know that if you are unable to return to work because of illness your injury, you may also be eligible to make a TPD insurance claim under your super?
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Every case is different, and we tailor our advice to your individual circumstances. What we can guarantee is that we can help achieve an outcome that reflects
Clearly, the workers’ compensation system can be complex, which is why it helps to seek quality legal advice as soon as possible. At Littles, we are experts in workplace injuries, and can help manage the process to ensure that you receive all appropriate entitlements and support. With Littles on your side, we can ensure that you get the fair treatment you deserve.
If your workers’ compensation claim has been rejected, or you would like to understand how to claim benefits to support you and your family while you are injured or ill, please get in touch for a no-obligation chat.
IMPORTANT: There are strict time limits for making and disputing a claim, so take advantage of our FREE initial consultation and get in touch. You have nothing to lose by speaking to one of our compensation law experts. The sooner we determine your eligibility to make or appeal a claim, the sooner we can help you to obtain or continue getting funding from the insurer so your rehabilitation can proceed smoothly.
Not only do we offer a FREE initial consultation we handle most insurance claims on a no win, no fee basis.
The Head of our NSW team, Jessica Cheung, is an expert in NSW workers’ compensation claims. If you think you might have a claim, reach out to Jessica and her team for high quality legal advice.