Workers Compensation

SPECIAL NOTE FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS:

Our Compensation Lawyers are approved to represent Workers in Workers Compensation Claims.

The Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO) established the Independent Legal Assistance and Review Service and we are on the panel.

The Service provides access to free independent legal advice to injured workers. Grants are co-ordinated through the Independent Legal Assistance and Review Service (ILARS) established by WIRO.

We would like to acknowledge that Lawyers are not entitled to charge a worker for any fees or disbursements in Workers Compensation Claims as these are paid for through the Independent Legal Assistance and Review Service (ILARS) established by WIRO therefore we only act in matters where we are provided a grant of funding to act on your behalf.

Workers Compensation Claims

If you have been injured at work, or your work substantially contributed to you suffering an injury, you may be entitled to claim Workers Compensation benefits.

Contact us today for a no obligation discussion of your entitlements.

Remember, At Palazzolo & Associates you speak directly to the Lawyer dealing with your claim, not the admin team.

Can you claim?

If you have been injured at work you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. We are not afraid to represent you against even the biggest employers in the country.

We have successfully made claims against many employers and we have even made headlines in breaking new ground. Read an article here about a case fought and won by our own Rita Palazzolo.

Types of claims

Workers Compensation Claims

If you are injured at work, or your work substantially contributed to you suffering an injury, you may be entitled to claim Workers Compensation benefits.

Workers Compensation Entitlements may include:

  1. Weekly payments for total or partial incapacity for work.
  2. Medical, hospital, and treatment expenses.
  3. Lump sum compensation if a permanent impairment is suffered. This impairment needs to be assessed in accordance with the WorkCover guidelines to be at least 11% whole person impairment.
  4. In the event of the death of a worker, claims for dependency.

All claims should be lodged within 6 months of the date of injury. However, in many circumstances we can still bring a claim on your behalf depending on the circumstance.

We would like to acknowledge that Lawyers are not entitled to charge a worker for any fees or disbursements in Workers Compensation Claims as these are paid for through the Independent Legal Assistance and Review Service (ILARS) established by WIRO therefore we only act in matters where we are provided a grant of funding to act on your behalf.

Work Injury Damages Claims

If you have been injured and you employer was negligent or at fault, you may be entitled to bring a work injury damages claim. Negligence can include many things including failing to provide a safe system of work, assistance, adequate training and so on.

To bring such a claim, you must be assessed at having at least 15% whole person impairment in accordance with the WorkCover guidelines.

This claim allows you to claim:

  1. A Workers Compensation Lump Sum payment;
  2. Past economic loss;
  3. Future economic loss;
  4. Past loss of superannuation benefits;
  5. Future loss of superannuation benefits;
  6. Legal costs and disbursements.

You only have three (3) years to make such a claim from the date of injury. So call or email now without delay.

Remember, we can act on a No Win No Fee Basis*. See the relevant pages on our site to find out more.

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