“Workers Compensation” refers to a range of schemes which have been maintained in the various states and territories of the Commonwealth of Australia, for over a century. The purpose of each workers compensation scheme is to ensure that anybody injured or suffering from a disease contracted at, or while traveling to or from their workplace, can be compensated for that injury or disease.
Under the workers compensation system, workers who have suffered workplace-related injury or disease can receive:
- weekly payments to cover loss of earning capacity, whether you are unable to work at all or if you have returned to work but because of your injury or disease you had to take a job paying less than before your injury or disease;
- payment of medical expenses; and
- vocational rehabilitation expenses, where necessary, to help you in your return to work.
- lump sums if you suffer permanent impairment or injury
Taylor & Scott Lawyers have been assisting injured workers for over 100 years. If you are injured on your way to work, at work, or coming home from work, you have rights which need protecting. We are proud of our reputation and can provide you with experienced compensation lawyers, each of whom has more than 15 years experience in this area. We handle a broad range of cases ranging in minimal degree of injury to catastrophic cases, affecting young people and adults whose lives have been devastated by injury.
Our long experience in this complicated area of law, gives us the expertise needed to calculate exactly how much compensation you are entitled to, and to ensure that you receive it. If your work-related injuries or illness are serious, we will also investigate any claim you may be able to make for negligence.
Our lawyers travel widely through NSW and often travel to Lismore, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Bathurst, Orange, Coffs Harbour, Albury-Wodonga, Wagga Wagga the Hunter Valley and Armidale to meet with and assist our clients. Any claim you make for workers compensation will be investigated and pursued free of charge to you, as your costs must be paid by your employer’s insurance company.
Serious injuries arising from negligence may also be pursued on a no-win no-pay basis*.
At Taylor and Scott Lawyers, we care for you. Contact us Gervase Liddy, Ray McClenahan, Ivan Simic, David Hartstein, Kimberley Becker or Michelle Meigan on 1800 600 664 or email us by filling the contact box on the right of this page.
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