Is the word ‘Sorry’ better than a Work compensation Lump Sum?

When work accidents occur, is the word ‘Sorry’ better than a Work compensation Lump Sum? The answer is no. A sorry won’t pay the bills or supplement lost income. A sorry won’t put your life back to the way it was or put you back in the same financial position you were in prior to the work accident.

A workplace injury can leave you with permanent scars, physical disabilities or psychological trauma. A work injury can turn lives upside down. For further information, forms or advice call 1800 006 766.

It hurts when you’ve been let down, disappointed that there wasn’t better care to ensure your safety. Saying sorry doesn’t change the fact; your life may change forever.

A workplace injury can affect you in a number of ways. Through work rehabilitation one would hope you are able to return to work and continue working in the same job. In many cases this isn’t so. Some workers are unable to return to work at all. Others are unable to carry out the same duties and their responsibilities need to change to accommodate the injuries.

When it comes to worker compensation it is essential you get legal advice. The worker compensation insurance company for example Work Cover may not tell you everything you need to know. If there has been negligence they don’t exactly want you to pursue a common law claim. In fact they would rather you didn’t.

Common law claims are awarded in the form of a lump sum payment for permanent injuries resulting from negligence.  Negligence is a rather grey area and one that requires a professional legal viewpoint. Even if you believe the work accident was your own fault, you may still have rights if the employer had not shown an expected duty of care. Negligence is determined by a lawyer. The Work Compensation Helpline can connect you with a lawyer and the law firms we work with take cases on a no win no fee basis.

When it comes to work compensation you really must be informed and get connected with the right organisation. The Australian Injury Helpline do a remarkable job assisting those who have been injured at work, on the road or in a public place. Their services include: free information and claim forms and they will connect you with professional solicitors who provide all helpline callers with free legal advice and a free case review.

When it comes to worker compensation it is important to know your options and where you stand in terms of rights and entitlements to work compensation benefits.

Remember strict time limits apply so be in the know today by contacting an injury helpline. Be informed, get connected – it’s free. Call 1800 006 766 or click here to contact us.