Workplace Accidents

Injured in a work related incident?

If you have suffered an injury or illness while at your workplace or travelling to and from work as a result of neglect by your employer, colleague, or anyone else you may be entitled to make a claim for workers' compensation. Workers' compensation can cover you for your damages such as pain and suffering, immediate and future medical expenses and loss of income. Workers’ compensation is paid through a government funded insurance scheme called work cover or via a workers compensation insurance policy held by your employer. 

If you’ve suffered an injury because of somebody else, we are here to help you take the first steps to claiming compensation. Contact us on 1800 536 752 today for jargon-free, impartial advice on a no win, no fee basis.

Am I eligible for a Workers Compensation claim?

Anybody who suffers a workplace injury as a result of your employer, colleagues or anyone else can make a claim for workers compensation and should lodge a claim as soon as possible after sustaining injury.

If you have had an accident while working or if your health and wellbeing have been affected in the workplace you may be eligible to make a claim for workers compensation. This applies to workers who have sustained injuries at the workplace or as a result of workplace related activities, including any pre existing injuries, illnesses or diseases that are exacerbated. 

There are many types of injuries that can occur at work and it’s your employers responsibility to ensure you have a safe working environment. Incidents at work are often caused when employers or other employees fail to follow health and safety rules, such as providing the correct personal protective equipment, or failing to carry out appropriate risk assessments. 

Some of the few common workplace hazards that often occur and lead to compensation are the following:

  • Repetitive strain or stress injury
  • Lifting injuries
  • Malfunctioning machinery
  • Mental illness
  • Bullying
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Hearing loss
  • Silica, asbestos or masonry dusts

What am I entitled to if I'm injured at work?

Under the workers' compensation scheme you are entitled to a range of benefits if you are injured at work. Including but not limited too: Weekly payments to cover loss of income, medical and associated expenses, rehabilitation services, personal attendant bills, and a lump sum payment for damages, pain and suffering as well as economic loss and any out of pocket expenses. 

The amount of compensation you can claim is unique to your injury or illness and depends on the severity and effect it’s had on your life. When starting your claim with Kemp Law your solicitor will consider the full impact the accident has had on your life. Workers’ compensation claims often have more components than just your physical suffering such as:

  • Any time off work and lost earnings 
  • Any future loss of income 
  • Any changes to your ability to work 
  • Psychological trauma 
  • Care or support you have needed even if given free by family and friends 
  • Any changes you might need to your home or car 
  • Paid medical treatments, travel to treatment and accommodation costs. 

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