Workers Compensation and Workplace claims
You may be covered for workers compensation and workplace claims in NSW if you have been injured:
- while working;
- on your way to work;
- on your way home from work;
- during any travel you do for your employment; or
- during a work break.
Unlike other types of claims, in workers compensation matters you do not need to prove that your injury occurred as a result of someone else's fault. All you need to show is that your work injury was "substantially contributed to" by your employment.
You have the right to have your medical expenses paid for, receive benefits in respect of weekly compensation, receive a lump sum for injuries that result in a permanent impairment and pain and suffering.
If someone has died or becomes severely injuried at a workplace accident this may give additional rights to the family. These benefits are paid by an insurance company, not your employer.
The Insurer can be a little tricky to deal with and they are governed by WorkCover. By coming to see us we can help you know your rights going into a claim and maintan a good line of communication to keep you informed.
You may also have rights under Work Injury Damages if you can satisfy the criteria, a commutation or even an additional claim outside of the Workers Compensation Act.
The lawyers at Kells can help you work out where you stand and what is the best course of action for you.