If you’re unable to work, Comcare can work for you.
All Commonwealth employees and certain licensed corporations, including Telstra, Australia Post, NAB and CBA, are covered by a compensation scheme called Comcare.
This scheme provides wages and medical expenses for people who are injured as a result of their work. If you’re covered under Comcare, and you’ve been injured at work, you may be eligible for compensation.
To successfully claim compensation for a workplace injury or illness you must show that your employment either caused or significantly contributed to the condition.
If you do want to make a claim, it’s important to get independent legal advice early as strict time limits will apply. Comcare will not provide you with independent legal advice, nor will they automatically pay your full compensation entitlement.
We’ll guide you through the process of making a claim
Our Comcare lawyers understand the complexities of the Commonwealth scheme and, importantly, are committed to exploring every avenue necessary to make sure you have the best chance of securing maximum benefits for your work injury claim. We're here to help. Get in touch online, or call us.
If you have been injured at work there are several types of benefits you may be eligible for. They include
- Medical benefits
- Rehabilitation benefits
- Income support if you’re unable to work
- Lump sum payment to cover permanent injuries
- Compensation for another person’s negligence
- Benefits to dependants of deceased workers
Why choose Slater and Gordon?
Slater and Gordon is the only firm of plaintiff lawyers which regularly practises in Commonwealth compensation, Australia wide, every day.
Our experience spans across all industries. We know how to deal with all the employers, the insurers, and we have a proud history of running cases and winning.
Comcare review – What are we doing?
Over many years, our people have been campaigning for the improvement of the Comcare scheme.
We have provided submissions to Parliament and been involved in many stakeholder meetings with both Comcare and Government representatives responsible for improving the Comcare scheme.
On 25 March 2015, the Government introduced another Bill entitled the Safety, Rehabiliation and Compensation Legislation (Improving the Comcare Scheme) Amendment Bill 2015, which if successful will slash rights and entitlements of workers under the Comcare scheme. Our people are actively involved in stopping the legislation.
What about the cost of making a claim?
We can tell you if :
- your claim has a reasonable chance of succeeding
- what kind of damages you might be awarded
- how much it will cost you
- how long the process will take
And, if we agree to act for you, this will often be on a conditional No Win - No Fee* basis.