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    Australian Workers Compensation laws and entitlements vary between the States and Territories. However, if you're injured at work, or when travelling to or from your workplace, you may be entitled to workers compensation.

Australian Workers Compensation laws and entitlements vary between the States and Territories. However, if you're injured at work, or when travelling to or from your workplace, you may be entitled to workers compensation.

Employers are required by law to hold Worker's Compensation insurance which covers employees - and in some cases, subcontractors - in the event of work-related injuries. Worker's Compensation insurance covers injuries regardless of blame.

While  Statutory Workers Compensation is often awarded regardless of the injury, the severity and the cause of the accident may impact on the injured party's  non-statutory Workers Compensation rights under common law.

Certain States prevent workers from pursuing employers for negligence, irrespective of their responsibility for the injury. In other cases, certain thresholds, such as the severity of the injury, should be in place before a claim can be made.

Ideally, you should speak to a specialist workers compensation or personal injury lawyer, who will be able to assess your claim and provide the necessary assistance.

Workers Compensation:  Statutory Entitlements

While Statutory entitlements vary from one jurisdiction to the next, they  usually include:

●  loss of earnings, including weekly payments
●  reasonable medical or rehabilitation expenses
●  reasonable funeral expenses, should the work-related injury be fatal
●  lump sum entitlements in the event of permanent injury

Should you feel that the insurer is treating you unfairly, give us a call at 1300 138 767 for expert assistance. We will put you in contact with a specialist workers compensation lawyer.

Lump Sum Compensation

If a workplace accident left you permanently injured, you may be entitled to a lump sum compensation pay-out, irrespective of whether you or your employer was at fault for the accident. However, you should get in touch with a specialist workers compensation lawyer right away, as there are time limits on many of these cases.

Don't settle for less than you're entitled to by accepting offers from your employer before you have spoken to a personal injury lawyer first. You may well sign away your entitlement to thousands of dollars. Call Compensation Claims Australia today to get obligation-free advice from a workers compensation specialist.

Workplace Compensation:  Negligence

Speak to a personal injury lawyer if you had a workplace accident that was caused by negligence, as you may be entitled to negligence compensation. Your State or Territory will determine your entitlements under Common Law.

A legal professional will examine all the circumstances surrounding the cause of your injury in order to prove negligence. As a private individual, you may not know enough about compensation law to make an informed decision about your rights and entitlements. Be sure that you speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer who will give you the correct advice, saving you tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees and compensation.

If your employer has been negligent and you wish to pursue a claim under common law, it is imperative to seek advice right away. Call us at 1300 138 767 and us arrange specialist personal injury legal advice for you without obligation.

Don't sign until you've spoken to an expert.

Our workers compensation lawyers strongly advise against committing to or signing any agreements from your employers or from WorkCover and their representatives without first obtaining legal advice. We at Compensation Claims Australia are here to help you. Speak to us by calling 1300 138 767 to obtain more information or to find out if you're entitled to claiming.

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