Personal injuries occur in day-to-day life and can have an immense effect on a person’s life. People who have suffered an injury or been involved in an accident often suffer on-going pain, disability, emotion and/or financial distress as a result of an injury or accident.
The law of negligence operates to protect people who have suffered an injury and workers’ compensation is there to support those injured during the course of their employment. WorkCover covers injuries or accidents brought about by either the negligence of an employer, a co-worker or any third party engaged by the employer in the workplace.
Our expert team of Personal Injury Solicitors can advise you on your rights, possible entitlements and help you bring about a claim for Workers’ Compensation. If:-
- you have suffered an injury at work;
- you have been involved in an accident at work; or
- your health and wellbeing has been affected in the workplace,
you may be entitled to a Workers’ Compensation Claim for injuries that have:-
- happened/occurred at work;
- as a result of work; or
- any pre-existing injuries, illness or disease that have been exacerbated in the workplace.
As an employee, you may not be fully aware of your rights and, as a consequence, simply just accept the decision of an employer to terminate your employment or reduce your wages. When an injury is severe, a person may not be able to return to work in the same capacity, causing emotional and financial stress for them and their family. Employers are required to have current Workers’ Compensation Insurance to cover their employees in case of an injury or accident in the workplace.
We recommend seeking legal advice as soon as practical after an injury, as time limits apply to bringing a claim.