Workers Compensation Solicitor - Western Australia Workcover WA

LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 633 090

Our Western Australian workers compensation solicitors are specialists in their field. If you have been injured as a result of your job, you should seek legal advice. Contact our legal team if you would like free legal advice or No Win No Fee legal representation for your workcover claim.

Complete the contact form, send an email or call our helpline to speak directly with a member of one of our Western Australian workers compensation solicitors .

We have offices dealing with formal WorkSafe claims and WorkCover claims in in Adelaide, Canberra, Geelong, Melbourne and Perth.

Injured Workers

A workcover claim can be made if you are a worker (full-time, part-time, casual, seasonal, piece or commission worker) who:

  • Is injured in the course of their employment; or
  • Suffers from a work-related disease; or
  • Suffers from a recurrence or aggravation of a pre-existing disease where the employment contributed to a significant degree.

To be eligible for compensation, you must notify your employer of your injury or illness as soon as possible, and seek medical treatment. Your doctor will give you a 'First Medical Certificate'. This certificate plus a completed Workers Compensation Claim Form must be given to your employer.

Workcover WA Claims

Your employer's insurance company will assess your claim. If your claim is accepted, you will be paid compensation on a weekly basis. The insurance company may, however, delay making a decision on your claim until you have provided them with further information.

If your claim is rejected then no compensation will be paid to you. You have the right to have the insurance company’s decision reviewed, and you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. You may need to lodge an application with WorkCover WA’s Dispute Resolution Directorate (DRD) for an independent review. Our Western Australian workers compensation solicitors can advise you of your options.

Workcover Benefits

Medical expenses compensation may be paid to you to cover the cost of:

  • Medical treatment
  • Surgery
  • Hospital admissions
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Dental treatment
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Osteopathy
  • Clinical psychology
  • Occupational therapy

Where you are required by your employer, the insurance company, or by a doctor to travel from your home to a medical appointment or rehabilitation provider, you can claim the cost of reasonable travel costs. If you live in a regional area, reasonable costs may also include reasonable meals and accommodation expenses.

Loss of wages compensation is usually paid as a weekly benefit that is capped. The maximum amount is set at twice the 'average weekly earnings' as calculated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and this amount is reviewed each year. There is also a cap on the total amount of compensation that you can receive.

Common Law Claims

If you have suffered a permanent whole person impairment of 15% or more, AND your work injury was caused by negligence, you may be entitled to additional compensation under the common law. Common law claims are legal actions which are brought through the court system. This action needs to be commenced within a strict time limit.

If you choose to make a common law claim, your workcover compensation entitlements may be affected, and this decision once made, is irreversible. You should seek legal advice from a workers compensation solicitor before a decision is made.

Our Western Australian workers compensation solicitors are highly experienced at determining whether a common law claim would yield the greatest amount of compensation for the client, or whether the client is better off continuing to receive compensation under the no-fault workcover scheme.

Work Injuries

Our work injury solicitors have dealt with a wide variety of simple and complex work injury compensation claims involving:

  • Spinal injury (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Brain injury
  • Muscular stress from lifting, carrying, moving, pushing, pulling objects
  • Knee injury
  • Bursitis
  • Sciatica
  • Strains, sprains, pain
  • Fractured bones and dislocations
  • Burns
  • Scars
  • Dermatitis
  • Industrial deafness
  • Loss of vision
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Stress and depression
  • Diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma
  • Injuries from falls
  • Collisions with mobile machinery
  • Defective machinery
  • Working in areas with poor lighting
  • Slips and trips

Western Australia Workers Compensation Solicitors

Our Western Australia workers compensation solicitors operate on a No Win No Fee basis, and deal with work injury claims arising from all industry sectors in Western Australia, including agriculture, mining, forestry, fishing, construction, manufacturing, transportation, hospitality, professional services, retail trade, finance, insurance, public administration, education, health care, media and communication, arts and recreation services.

Whether you are a professional, a manager, a technician, tradesperson, labourer, community or personal services worker, clerk or administrative worker, sales person, machinery operator or driver, our Western Australian workers compensation solicitors can help you obtain the payment that you deserve.

If you would like legal advice at no cost and without further obligation, just call our helpline, complete the on-line contact form, or send an email.

LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 633 090