If you’ve suffered a work-related injury, illness or disease, everything can change in an instant. Our lawyers at Barwick Boitano Lawyers can assist you in understanding your rights, and access your full entitlements to get your life back in order.
What makes me eligible for workers compensation?
All employers or companies in NSW are required to have compulsory workers compensation insurance for employees at their workplace.
You’re covered if you are a;
- Casual or permanent employee
- Full-time or part-time employee
- Self-employed worker
- Person deemed to be a worker
There are many different types of injuries covered by the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme, including injuries or illnesses suffered at work, resulting from work or during work activities and duties. Depending on your circumstances, and how it occurred, there are different claims you may be eligible for.
A workers compensation lawyer will be able to assist you in understanding your rights, advise you and assist you in making a claim.
What can I claim under Workers Compensation?
- Loss of wages/earnings
- Hospital and medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Permanent impairment compensation (Lump Sums)
- Travelling expenses
- Return to work services
- Common law damages
- Benefits associated with the death of a worker
The amount of compensation you can receive;
The amount of compensation you can receive from a workers compensation claim can depend on a few different variables;
- The type of work you do and how much you get paid.
- Seriousness and complexity of your injury.
- Your ability to return to your pre injury work or some other form of lighter duties.
- Your workplaces liability, depending of whether your injury was a result of workplace negligence
Contact Boitano Lawyers today – if you’d like to discuss workers compensation claims and see where we can help, give us a call. We have Law Society Accredited specialists in Parramatta offering the best professional advice, legal solutions and most importantly, peace of mind so that you get the maximum you are entitled to.