Injured at work? We’re here to help
Every worker has a right to go to work each day, knowing they’ll come home safely. That’s why if you’ve been injured or become ill at work you may be entitled to make a claim for Workers’ Compensation.
Workers’ Compensation schemes should help injured workers get through the difficult times on their way to recovery, by providing a range of benefits and compensation. Slater and Gordon are here to make it easier for you to navigate these complex systems and processes to help you receive your compensation entitlements.
Any workplace injury needs to be reported to your employer within 30 days and ideally you should also lodge a Workers’ Compensation claim within this time.
If it’s been more than 30 days since you became aware of your injury, you should speak to one of our experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers straight away.
Types of injury claims
These are the types of injury claims we often assist clients with:
Injuries from a fall
Construction site accidents
Injuries caused by malfunctioning machines
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Mental health injuries
Learn more about common workplace hazards
No Win - No Fee*
We are the original No Win, No Fee* lawyers. This means that if you don’t win you don’t pay Slater and Gordon’s fees (the fees that we charge for the work we do on your case).
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Under the Workers Compensation Scheme, you may be entitled to the following benefits:
Weekly payments to cover lost wages
Medical, hospital and nursing expenses
Lost Superannuation entitlements
Rehabilitation, counselling and other support services
A lump sum impairment benefit in some cases
Compensation for pain and suffering, as well as economic loss, because of a serious or severe injury.
How we can help
Whether you've just been injured or have run into trouble after years of receiving WorkCover payments, we can help you with personalised legal advice.
We can help you if:
you've been injured at work and don't know what to do next
you need help submitting a WorkCover claim
you need help with a Comcare claim
your WorkCover claim has been rejected
your employer is pressuring you to return to work
you're not being paid correctly
your employer's insurer won't pay for treatment or is taking too long to respond to requests
your payments have been cut off
you just want to know where you stand
We can also help you assess whether you may be entitled to additional disability benefits or a lump sum payment through the insurance policies included in your superannuation.
By your side, whenever and however you need us:
Appointments that suit you
We understand that there’ll be times when it will be hard to travel because of your injury. To make it easier, if you can’t get to one of our offices, we can meet with you over the phone or by video call or even visit you while you’re still in hospital.
A team of experts dedicated to you
The legal team looking after your claim will include your lawyer and legal assistants - some of the most highly trained legal and support staff in the industry. Your legal team will be here to help you through your legal journey.
Free social work services
We understand that obtaining the correct legal entitlements is only one aspect of your journey after a life-changing incident. We know you need support, and we’re here to help provide it.
Learn more about our free social work services
Step through the process
Every Workers’ Compensation case is different. However, here are a number of steps you might go through in the process of making a Workers Compensation claim or disputing a decision made by your employer or their insurer.
You should report your injury to your employer as soon as you become aware of your injury and then lodge your WorkCover claim.
Learn more about making a WorkCover claim
We know that making a claim can seem daunting and it’s hard to know where to start. Let us help take away the stress. We can give you the information and guidance you need to assess your options, we’ll answer any questions and help you decide on the best course of action for you.
This gives you the opportunity to talk to a lawyer and find out more about your claim and discuss your options realistically so you can make the best decision for you.
This could include a range of things like immediate medical expenses or appointments you need organised.
We’ll gather evidence, obtain reports, organise meetings and appointments, and more. This is how we prepare the strongest case possible for you.
So we can get a better understanding of your injury and the impact it has on your work and life we’ll organise any independent medical examinations you might need.
We’ll help support you at every step of your journey to get you the compensation you deserve. While it’s very rare for cases to proceed all the way to court you can be confident of the best legal representation including a specialist barrister when it’s required.
Learn more about what to expect during a Workers’ Compensation case.
Meet the team
When you work with us, you’ll have your own team of 3 or 4 legal experts looking after your case. Experienced, available when you need them, and constantly fighting for your success, they will work closely with you to achieve the best outcome possible. All while aiming to do everything they can to reduce stress for you so you can concentrate on getting better.