“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 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.
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; and
- Lump sums if you suffer permanent impairment or injury
At Taylor & Scott our workers compensation lawyers have been assisting injured workers for over 118 years. If you are injured at work, you have rights which need protecting. We are proud of our reputation and can provide you with expert compensation lawyers, each of whom has more than 15 years of experience in this area. 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.
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, either against your employer or against a third party who may have been responsible for your injury.
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, the action being taken on your behalf and the options available to you.
Our lawyers travel widely through NSW and often travel to the far North Coast, Lismore, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Bathurst, Orange, Coffs Harbour, Albury-Wodonga, Wagga Wagga the Hunter Valley, Armidale and the Central Coast to meet with and assist our clients. Any claim for workers compensation will be thoroughly investigated by our team.
NB: Costs in workers compensation claims:
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.
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