Workers Compensation  

Workers Compensation refers to a range of schemes which have been maintained in the various states and territories of Australia for over a century.  The purpose of each workers compensation scheme is to ensure that workers injured physically or psychologically, or suffering from a disease contracted, aggravated, accelerated, exacerbated or deteriorated at work can be compensated for that injury or disease.

Taylor & Scott Lawyers have been winning compensation claims for their clients since 1905. Workplace safety is serious business, and although SafeWork NSW and other government agencies promote better work practices, accidents and incidents still happen that necessitate the use of appropriate legal counsel. Workers compensation claims are straight-forward with Taylor & Scott guidance for compiling and presenting documentation, resulting in optimum claim outcomes.

What compensation can I get for personal injury?

Under the workers compensation system, workers who have suffered workplace related injury or disease may be entitled to:

  • 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
  • Vocational rehabilitation expenses, where necessary, to help you in your return to work
  • Lump sums if you suffer permanent impairment or injury

If you are injured at work, you have rights which need protecting.  Our long-standing Taylor & Scott reputation is built on the ability of expert compensation lawyers, each with more than 15 years of experience winning compensation claims.  We handle a broad range of cases ranging from minimal degree of injury to catastrophic cases, affecting young people and adults whose lives have been devastated by injury.

What do compensation lawyers do?

Our commitment and dedication to this complicated area of law gives us the expertise required to calculate exactly how much compensation you are entitled to, and to ensure 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, either against your employer or against a third party who may have been responsible for your injury.

Every workers compensation claim undertaken by Taylor & Scott Lawyers is tailored according to claim guidelines. When the process is overseen by highly qualified experts, a clear indication of expected outcomes can be provided at the outset, along with investigation of additional monetary and other compensation avenues. We offer a no obligation, confidential consultation to discuss your claim circumstances, expected claim outcomes, and direction moving forward.

How do I make a compensation claim?

Any claim for workers compensation will be thoroughly investigated by our team.  We will communicate with you regularly in a clear and concise manner so you understand your claim, including the action being taken on your behalf and the options available to you. At Taylor & Scott, we are on your side, working together for best possible compensation claim outcomes.

Our lawyers travel widely through NSW, including the North Coast, Lismore, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Bathurst, Orange, Coffs Harbour, Albury-Wodonga, Wagga Wagga the Hunter Valley, Armidale and the Central Coast. We go the extra mile to meet and assist our clients in person, ensuring any claim for workers compensation including workplace bullying, workplace hazards and returning to work events is thoroughly investigated by one of our team.

Who pays a compensation lawyer?

The New South Wales Government provides legal status to guard compensation claim victims from monetary loss. Work accidents, incidents and illnesses are unsettling at best and can be completely debilitating, so protecting Australians during prolonged recovery is essential, including compensation lawyer assurance that the client won’t be billed.

Taylor & Scott Lawyers will thoroughly investigate your situation, and If we believe you have a viable workers compensation claim, we will make an application for a grant of legal assistance from WIRO, meaning that you will not pay any legal costs in pursuing a workers compensation claim.

At Taylor & Scott “ We Care For You.”