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Have you suffered a work injury?

If you have had an accident, been injured, contracted an illness or if your health and wellbeing have been affected in the workplace, you may be entitled to a range of benefits and compensation under the Worker’s Compensation Scheme. The scheme has been set up to assist injured workers so that they can still provide for themselves and their families. You may be eligible for more than one benefit.

Should you have suffered an injury or illness in the workplace, it is important that this be reported to your employer and your treating medical specialists. You will need to complete a worker’s compensation claim form, obtain a WorkCover medical certificate from your treating doctor and make a formal incident report. You should keep copies of all documents.

The WorkCover Scheme is a no fault scheme. This simply means no one needs to have been at fault for you to have access to WorkCover benefits. Compensation can include:

  • weekly payments while you are unable to work;
  • reasonable medical and like expenses which can include the cost of your doctors, specialists, hospitals, ambulance, rehabilitation and support costs.
  • lump sum compensation for permanent injuries suffered;
  • Benefits following the death of a family member.

If you have been injured in the course of your employment where your employer or another party is at fault, you may also have a Common Law damages claim for:

  • pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life; and
  • past and future loss of earnings.

The Law surrounding WorkCover claims is complex. In addition, it is very important to note the Victorian WorkCover Authority and insurance company engaged by your employer will not provide you with independent legal advice or assist you in getting your full compensation benefits. If you have been injured in the workplace, you need expert advice regarding your rights and entitlements. At National Compensation Lawyers, we provide this advice and progress your claim to ensure the prompt payment of compensation.

There are a number of important steps you should follow when lodging a worker’s compensation claim. Please refer to our¬†claims process for further information.

National Compensation Lawyers (NCL) offer visiting services throughout Victoria. In addition, if you have an injury which causes you to remain in hospital or leaves you housebound, we will come to you.

National Compensation Lawyers act on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. Simply put, this means that if we do not win, you do not pay our legal fees.

Please read more about WorkCover claims in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Our Commitment to You

National Compensation Lawyers are Fearless. We will take on the WorkCover Authority/their respective insurance company.

National Compensation Lawyers are Determined. We will fight to ensure you receive your maximum compensation entitlements.

National Compensation Lawyers are Compassionate. We genuinely care. We will guide you through the claim or legal process with patience and understanding.

For more information or to arrange an obligation-free consultation with a lawyer, please call us on 1300 FEARLESS (1300 332 753).