Been injured in a work related accident?
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.
What are the most common workplace related injuries?
Overall, there are several reasons behind accidents in the workplace. These include:
- Dangerous working practices.
- Poor or non-existent personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Weak risk assessments.
- Preventable spillages.
- Unsatisfactory or poorly enforced safety procedures.
- Badly maintained equipment.
Did you know?
Even if you are receiving weekly WorkCover benefits you might be eligible to claim a lump sump for your damages.
What injures are allowed to be claimed for?
It is your employers responsibility to provide a safe working environment for you when going to, from and during work.
Some of the most common injuries we see on a regular basis are:
- Injuries sustained from a fall, particularly ladders
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Mental illness or bullying
- Hearing loss
- Lifting injuries
- Construction site accidents
- Injuries caused by malfunctioning machines
- Silica dust related injuries
How long does it take to make an injury at work claim?
Finding out if you have a claim is simple. Our trained care team of professional solicitors are experts in assessing the prospects of your eligibility to claim. We are generally able to do this comfortably over the span of one phone call.
- A clear-cut claim where injuries are minor, and your employer admits liability, can be settled in six to nine months.
- Complex cases possibly involving serious injury and a Health and Safety Executive investigation naturally take longer. One to two years - or possibly more - are the norm.
However, no two cases are ever the same, one of our professionally experienced solicitors
How do I make a claim?
Step one is contacting us on 1800 536 752 - your conversation with us is obligation free and comes with no pressure to make a claim.
We’ll listen to your side of the story in order to get a full understanding of the situation, your needs and how your life has been affected. We will happily answer any questions you have.
If you decide you would like to continue, we can guide you through our no win, no fee agreement. We will contact the other party and negotiate on your behalf, taking into account the full impact the event has had on your life, and do everything in our power to satisfy you with the outcome.