Perth Workers Compensation Solicitor WA - Workcover Western Australia
If you have been injured during the course of your employment, then you should seek legal advice about making a claim for compensation. Our Perth solicitors are experts at handling WA workers compensation and workcover claims.
Whether you are a full-time, part-time, casual, seasonal, or commission worker, contractor or sub-contractor, you may be eligible for thousands of dollars in compensation for your injuries.
Call our helpline, send an email, or complete the contact form to receive free legal advice from a Perth workers compensation lawyer. If you require legal representation, our Perth workers compensation solicitors can act for you on a No Win No Fee basis.
The purpose of compensation is to pay for any expenses or losses that are incurred because of a work-related personal injury; a disease contracted through work; or a pre-existing injury or disease that is made worse as a result of your work.
In order to claim compensation, you must notify your employer of your injury; see a doctor and obtain a medical certificate; and complete a workers compensation claim form. These documents must be given to your employer, who will then send them to their insurer to assess your claim.
Your claim may be accepted, disputed (rejected) or held (pending receipt of further information). If you have any difficulties at all, or disagree with the insurance company's decision, you should seek independent legal advice from a Perth workers compensation solicitors by calling our helpline. An application may need to be made to the WorkCover WA's Dispute Resolution Directorate (DRD) for an independent review.
Under the Workcover WA scheme, you may be eligible for compensation covering medical and allied health expenses such as:
- First aid and ambulance.
- Medical treatment and surgical attendance.
- Treatment by medical specialists.
- Dental treatment.
- Charges for hospital admissions.
- The cost of travelling to and from medical appointments.
- Other approved treatment, including osteopathy, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and exercise physiology.
You will also be paid compensation for loss of income, in the form of weekly benefits. There is a limit however as to the amount of compensation that you can receive on a weekly basis, and in total. You should seek legal advice from a Perth workers compensation solicitor to ensure that you are receiving the correct amount of entitlements.
Common Law Compensation
If a worker has suffered an injury/illness that is the result of their employer's negligence, AND their injury/illness constitutes at least 15% whole person impairment, the worker can apply for common law compensation. A common law claim needs to be made through the court system, and must be lodged within a strict timeframe.
If you choose to make a common law claim, your workcover compensation benefits may be affected, and this decision once made, is irreversible. Our Perth workers compensation solicitors are highly experienced at determining whether a claimant would be financially better off staying under the workcover scheme, or electing to pursue a common law claim.
Injuries at Work
Our work injury solicitors have handled a wide variety of Perth workers compensation claims involving:
- Head injury
- Neck Injury
- Back Injury (e.g slipped disc, bulging disc, nerve injury)
- Knee Injury
- Muscular stress from lifting, moving, carrying, pulling down objects
- Strains, sprains and pain
- RSI and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Scars and lacerations
- Fractures and dislocations
- Hearing loss
- Eye injuries
- Asbestosis and mesothelioma
- Stress, anxiety and depression
- Collisions with mobile machinery
- Defective machinery
- Lack of appropriate equipment
- Slipping, tripping or falling
Perth Workers Compensation Solicitors
Our Perth workcover solicitors are experts in handling No Win No Fee workers compensation claims in Perth, Western Australia. No Win No Fee basically means that there are no upfront or ongoing costs and if you do not win your claim for compensation, you do not have to pay your lawyer's professional costs. The terms and conditions of a "No Win, No Fee" agreement will be explained to you right from the start so that you are fully aware of your rights and obligations under this type of agreement.
Our legal team will work hard to secure the maximum possible compensation in your case. If you would like free legal advice or representation from a Perth workers compensation solicitor on a No Win No Fee basis, then contact us today. Call our legal helpline, complete the contact form or send an email to find out how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.HELPLINE: ☎ 08 6317 0221