Workers Comp

Workers comp is an abbreviation of ‘work compensation’ and it means the same.

If you are receiving workers comp then you must have suffered a workplace injury and that may be a physical injury or a psychological injury. Psychological injuries are much more complex, but if it happened while you were at work then you ought to be entitled to workers comp.

Work Compensation laws under the applicable Workers Compensation Acts across Australia vary from State to State. Where your injury took place will have a real bearing on where you stand legally and what your rights to workers comp are. To find out important information on work compensation call the Australian Injury Helpline on 1800 006 766. This independent organisation will provide you with the facts depending on where your workplace injury happened. If you need to speak with a lawyer, they also arrange specialist advice and their services are free.

When workers suffer workplace injuries there are procedures that need to be followed.

• You must report the injury to your employer
• Lodge a claim for work compensation (i.e. work cover)
• Get medical attention
• Call the Australian Injury Helpline on 1800 006 766

If you have any issues with your workers comp payments or if your claim is rejected call the Australian Injury Helpline. Even if your claim is accepted, call 1800 006 766. There are important facts you need to be aware of, particularly if your injury is likely to be permanent  and happened as a result of someone else’s negligence. You may also be enitled to injury compensation under common law.

Common law claims are of a larger nature as they take into account future enconomic losses. In some States or Territories you may or may not qualify for a common law claim. You may need specialist legal asdvice and the Australian Injury Helpline can point you in the right direction.

By being in the know you can make sure you get everything to which you are entitled. Call us today on 1800 006 766 for an information pack on work compensation. For more information on compensation for an injury click here.


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