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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.
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Imagine this: you are involved in an accident at work, but escape with seemingly minor injuries – you take a couple of days’ off, but feel fine and you don’t worry about making a workers’ compensation claim at the time. You continue on with life. Six months later, you find yourself with a debilitating condition that prevents you from working – and even leads you to lose your job!
Your medical advice is that the accident was the cause of your injury. What happens next?
Be prepared. The insurer may reject your claim on the basis your injury wasn’t work-related, and that the accident itself wasn’t ‘major’ – but rather, was the result of some other event following the accident.
However, while no one likes rejection, this isn’t the end of the road. Obtaining high quality legal advice, you can refute the insurer’s claims. We can ensure that you obtain back payment for loss of wages, and medical and related expenses, and make a claim for potential work injury damages claim (due to employer negligence), in the future.
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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
Please note that this information is intended to provide general guidance only. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of such information. Appropriate professional advice should be sought based upon your individual circumstances. For further information, please contact Littles.