Accidents at work unfortunately happen. Some workplaces mean that injuries can easily occur, particularly if you are doing heavy or repetitive work. Whether the accident was your fault or not, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Depending on how your accident occurred, there may be various types of claims you can make and thus it is important to have an expert lawyer who can identify the best way to achieve the most desirable outcome for you.
Some accidents such as those involving forklifts and other work “vehicles” such as motorised pallet jacks and the like can actually fall under the Motor Accidents legislation which often means you have entitlements to greater compensation. You need an expert lawyer, like the firm’s Principal Kasarne Burgan, or Senior Associate, Kimberley Hollingsworth to identify these issues and provide you with expert, professional and caring advice. Both Kasarne and Kimberley are recognised by the Law Society as Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law.
In some cases, where there has been negligence on the part of your employer, or someone else, which has led to your injury, there are strict time limits which could apply to your claim. Why not contact us now for a free, no-obligation, initial discussion as to your entitlements. If you wait, it may be too late to bring a claim. Even if you think you may be out of time, call us just to check, so that you have peace of mind.
The State Insurance Regulatory Authority’s Guidelines to Claiming Workers Compensation came into effect on 1 August 2016. The Guidelines set out how to claim workers compensation over 81 pages and can be found at http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/84064/Guidelines-for-claiming-workers-compensation-8084.pdf or simply contact us for a simple explanation of your entitlements and the claims process.
Kasarne and Kimberley are both WorkCover Independent Review Office Approved Lawyers so, in most cases, they can obtain a grant of legal funding to represent you in your claim, which means you don’t pay a cent in legal costs.