Can I make a claim?
Any worker who has suffered an injury at work or as a result of work can make a claim for compensation. It doesn’t matter whether you are full time, casual, part time or permanent part time. In some cases even if you are self employed you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
How do I make a claim?
You will need to complete a claim form and get a Workcover certificate from your doctor. We can provide you with the claim form and also help you complete the claim form in the first interview. Like with any legal document it is very important that the form is filled in properly. If you do not fill the form in correctly your claim may be rejected. The form will then need to be provided to your employer and Workcover.
What can I claim?
If you have suffered an injury during the course of your employment you can claim full wages for the first 12 months. Your income is calculated by taking into account your earnings over the past 52 weeks. Your payments will then reduce to 80% and will be paid for up to a further 52 weeks. In some cases where a worker is seriously injured ,weekly payments can continue to age 65. You can also claim medical expenses, gardening and home help. Travel costs to and from medical appointments and rehabilitation services can also be claimed and in some cases a lump sum payment can be claimed where a worker has suffered a permanent impairment.
Can I claim my legal costs?
Yes, in many cases your legal costs can be claimed. In the first free interview we will tell you what costs you can claim.
Contact Kathleen Chambers for more information or to arrange an appointment.