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Are you unable to work? <br>We can work it out.

Are you unable to work?
We can work it out.

If you have been injured or contracted an illness at work,
you may be entitled to a range of benefits and compensation under the Workers Compensation Scheme.

Time off work can have consquences

All too often, people involved in workplace accidents are left in the dark about their options for compensation, at a time when they need guidance the most.

We understand that time off work can have consquences for you financially.

At Slater and Gordon believe that you deserve  to be compensated and we’ll help you get it.

Our team of legal specialists will navigate and support you through the legal process to help to reduce your stress, ease your anxiety and ensure you get fairly compensated for your injury and loss. 

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Types of injuries you can claim compensation

A worker can make a claim for any injury suffered at work, and this includes

  • physical and
  • psychological injuries.

If you have lodged a claim for an injury and this claim is rejected (either partially or entirely) you should seek specific legal advice about your options.

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Here’s what we can do for you

Our expert workers compensation lawyers can help maximise your claim.

By working with us:

  • You’ll know if the workers compensation insurer has correctly assessed your entitlement
  • You’ll know if you're able to dispute the workers compensation insurer's decision
  • You’ll know what evidence you need to maximise your entitlements and how to go about getting it

You’ll have access to our No Win No Fee* arrangement

To arrange a consultation, simply call us or via fill out your details below and we’ll contact you soon.

What is the process for making a claim?

  1. See your doctor for treatment and give them details about how you were injured
  2. Report the injury to your employer. This must be done in writing within 30 days of becoming aware of the injury.
  3. The WorkCover claim form must be accompanied by a certificate of capacity completed by your doctor if you need to take time off work. The employer has 10 days to forward the documents on to their WorkCover claims agent.
  4. The WorkCover claims agent then has a further 28 days to advise you whether or not your claim has been accepted.
  5. If your claim is rejected, or if you haven’t received any response to your claim, you should call Slater and Gordon to discuss the matter within 60 days.

 

Here’s some results we have achieved for our clients

$1.26 million awarded for workplace injury

Mr Sherriff was awarded $1.26 million in compensation for his pain and suffering and loss of employment by the Supreme Court of Victoria. Mr Sheriff was on a ladder inside the lift shaft attempting to fix the lift when he fell and sustained a devastating injury to his right foot.

More than $400,000 awarded to a former residential care worker

Mr Loiterton has been awarded more than $400,000 in compensation after a jury found that his employer was negligent and did not provide him with a safe working environment. Mr Loiterton wasworked in a highly stressful environment, and he was subjected to numerous assaults, both physical and verbal and adequate support.

$1 million awarded by a Supreme Court Jury to a Keysborough steelworker

A 31-year-old Keysborough steelworker has been awarded more than $1 million by a Supreme Court jury after suffering a back injury that means he will never work again. During the two-week trial in the Supreme Court of Victoria, a six-person jury heard from six doctors for Mr Pham. Evidence that he will never work again was uncontested

Get in touch about making
a Workers Compensation claim


To find out if you are eligible for compensation, please get in touch by calling us or making an online enquiry

*Free Initial Consultation Conditions:
You’re entitled to a free initial consultation if you qualify as outlined in the ‘What Happens Next’ process outlined above.
*No Win No Fee Conditions: Please visit www.slatergordon.com.au/firm/legal-costs/no-win-no-fee