Workers’ Compensation Claims Perth
If you have recently suffered an injury as a result of your employment, you may be entitled to a workers’ compensation claim. You might also like advice about the amount of compensation payable or offered to you as a lump sum payment.
Workers compensation covers injury or death suffered as a result of a work-related accident. Compensation is via weekly payments, medical expenses, and an impairment lump sum payment (dependent on the severity of your injury), regardless of which party was at fault. Casual and permanent employees, whether full-time or part-time, are covered. Some self-employed workers, work experience students, and volunteers may also be covered depending on the circumstances.
Injuries suffered at work, as a result of work or during work activities may be:
- Any injuries while suffered while at work;
- A disease caused by employment;
- A disease or a pre-existing condition made worse by employment;
- Injuries suffered while travelling for employment;
If your insurer rejects your claim, we can assist in resolving the dispute at WorkCover. If you have been recently injured in the workplace, it is important that you seek immediate legal advice and that you are aware of the statutory limitation date which applies to your claim.
In general, all workers’ compensation claims must be made within twelve months of the date the injury occurred.
Please note if your injury is serious, its best to get advice early because if you have more than 15% whole person impairment, there are additional (time-dependent) compensatory damages you may be eligible to access.
To enquire if you are eligible for a workers’ compensation claim, or if you wish to seek advice about the amount of compensation you may get from a work-related injury, submit your enquiry here. Alternatively, contact our office now, and we will provide obligation-free legal advice.