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Workplace Accident Claims

Have you suffered a workplace accident?

Your workplace should be a safe and pleasant place for you to work. Unfortunately, it is also the scene of many accidents.

Common workplace injuries include:

  • Slips and falls.
  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSI).
  • Hearing loss.
  • Sprains, strains and other lifting injuries.
  • Lacerations, fractures and contusions.
  • Falls.
  • Stress, anxiety and other psychological distress.

If you are injured at work, you might have to take time off and lose pay. You might have to pay medical and rehabilitation expenses. Many people find it hard to cope with the pain and restrictions that comes from workplace accidents, and may need psychological support as well as physical help.

How Penrose Lawyers
can help with your workplace accident claim

Whether you need assistance lodging the initial claim, managing a dispute or applying for a lump sum compensation payment, our experienced personal injury lawyers can help by:

What should you do?

The first step is to immediately notify your employer of the injury.

There are strict time limits that apply to lodging workers compensation claims, so it’s im-portant to get the ball rolling. The sooner you lodge a claim, the sooner you can get the help you need to put you back on the road to recovery. A claim for workers compensation must be made within 6 months of the date of injury. If you fall outside of the statutory time limit, you may still have options, but it’s important to speak to us as soon as possible to find out your rights.

What should you do?

The first step is to lodge a statutory WorkCover claim. You may choose to also lodge a common law work injury claim down the track.

There are strict time limits that apply to lodging workers compensation claims, so it’s im-portant to get the ball rolling. The sooner you lodge a claim, the sooner you can get the help you need to put you back on the road to recovery. If you fall outside of the statutory time limits, you may still have options, but it’s important to speak to us as soon as possible to find out your rights.

What types of compensation can I claim?

You can claim different types of compensation for workplace accidents. All types of compensation are designed to compensate you for a loss. If you haven’t lost time from work, for example, you won’t be able to claim income support payments.

Types of compensation include:

  • Income support payments if you have lost time from work.
  • Medical, hospital and rehabilitation expenses.
  • Domestic assistance if you require it after an injury.
  • Education or training payments if you need to develop new skills in order to return to work.
  • New employment assistance payments to help you return to work with a new employer.
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