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The process of a Workers Compensation case

Every Workers Compensation case is different and there are a number of steps you'll generally go through during the process. Your lawyer will guide you through these stages and ensure you get the best possible outcome.

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If your case goes to court

Remember, most cases are settled without the need for court proceedings. If this does happen however, we'll prepare your case and ensure you're well informed of:

  • Relevant court processes

  • Duration of legal proceedings

  • How to prepare to give evidence

  • What to expect during cross examination

  • Legal cost implications

Preparation will also involve engaging a barrister to represent you at court as well as arranging the attendance of any witnesses. The barristers that we use also operate on a No Win - No Fee* basis.

In some circumstances if you are unsuccessful in your court case you may have the right to appeal the decision to a higher court. Your lawyer will be able to advise you about this should you need.

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Our priority at Slater and Gordon is to ensure you:

  • Feel supported through the workers compensation process

  • Understand your rights and entitlements

  • Assist you with disputes which may arise with the workcover insurer

  • Maximise your compensation

  • Provide you with clear and accurate advice about your prospects of success

You should contact us if:

  • You have suffered an injury at work

  • You have suffered a flare-up of an existing injury or disease whilst at work

  • You have suffered a psychological injury at work

  • You want to know more about your potential to obtain lump sum compensation

  • Your workcover claim has been rejected

  • Your employer is pressuring you to return to work

  • The insurer won't pay for a particular expense

  • You've never received advice about a workplace injury

  • You want to know where you stand within the law.

No win no fee means that you will not be liable to pay legal costs unless your case is successful.

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