Had an accident at work? What to know if you have a claim for Workers Compensation?
It is compulsory for all employers to hold suitable insurance for their employees dependent on different compensation schemes for each State/Territory.
This scheme covers casual and permanent employees, full-time and part-time employees and in some cases self-employed workers. Even if the employer doesn’t have workers compensation insurance, you may still be able to make a claim. Some workers, such as those under labour hire, may be able to claim against the host employer’s or other people’s public liability insurance too.
To be eligible for a Workers Compensation Claim you must have suffered one or more of these injuries
- Injuries that were caused directly as a result from work
- Diseases caused by work
- Pre-existing conditions that are made worse by work
- Injuries suffered while travelling as part of work
- Injuries sustained whilst having medical treatment for a separate work related injury
A few examples of Workers Compensation Claims we’ve dealt with personally:
- Spinal injuries
- Back injuries
- Arm/hand/finger injuries
- Leg/foot injuries
- Neck injuries
- Psychological conditions