Injury Management

Health professionals are available with therapy options to help you adjust physically. Injury management may include physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors. Take all the help that is available to you. Until your workplace injury has stabilised you will be reimbursed for these out of pocket expenses under the work compensation scheme.

Quite often work compensation insurers dispute costs and if you have a dispute over medical expenses you can call the Australian Injury Helpline on 1800 006 766.

Following injury management, after an injury has stablilised the work compensation insurer (i.e. work cover) may want to stop your payments and stop covering the expenses for rehabilitation. At this point, many people turn to Centrelink for financial support and may experience a significant reduction in income. If this is the case, you may want to discuss your circumstances with a workplace injuries lawyer and we can connect and refer you to a reputable law firm.

Call 1800 006 766 for a free information pack on work compensation (workers comp), lump sum payments and common law claims.

Work compensation insurers (i.e. work cover) may offer a lump sum payment for your injury, if it is permanent. However tempting it may be, if you accept an offer of work compensation in the form of a lump sum payment without getting a second opinion you may miss out on injury compensation options available to you.

Compensation is your legal right. If you have sustained an injury that will affect you for the rest of your life, you are legally and rightfully entitled to work compensation. Always get a second opinion from an independent organisation to make sure you are receiving all your entitlements.

Remember time limits do apply and you will need to make a claim within a certain period. It is very importmant to get advice on negligence and lump sum payments. See your doctor regularly and monitor your health cosely. Long term work injuries can have a detrimental impact on your health.

Call the Australian Injury Helpline 1800 006 766 for the facts on injury compensation and any issues with the cost of your ongoing injury management.


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