Workers Compensation Claims
Suffering an injury at work can be shattering. As well as causing pain, stress and financial hardship, when insurers and rehabilitation experts become involved it can be confusing to understand what your rights are and who is on your side.
If you have suffered a workplace injury then you may be entitled to compensation. Workers compensation can cover your wages, medical expenses and other costs incurred to help provide financial peace of mind.
If you want to know more about the legal options available to you, the friendly legal support team at Stacks Goudkamp is ready to help.
How Can We Help?
Our compensation specialists have more than 40 years of experience advising people who have experienced workplace accidents. We understand how devastating injuries at work can be and will be there by your side, every step of the way. We can help you cut through the confusion and receive the financial support that you are entitled to.
The Compensation Process
No two claims are identical but our process always starts the same way. At Stacks Goudkamp you are entitled to a complimentary, no-obligation interview where we will spend time getting to know you and the nature of your situation and advise you on the options that are available to you.
In your free non-obligation interview we will specifically provide you with information about:
- What you need to do to lodge a claim
- Your entitlements
- The time limits which apply
- Who pays the legal fees
- What your claim is likely to involve
Once we determine the facts, we can start building your case and working towards a positive, beneficial outcome. This will involve gathering relevant information and evidence such as medical reports.
How Much Will it Cost You?
Generally, nothing. We are experienced solicitors who are approved Legal Service Providers with the Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO). This means that for Workers Compensation claims (with the exception of Work Injury Damages claims, and claims involving police officers, ambulance officers and fire fighters) WIRO pay us at the end of the case irrespective of the outcome. If funding is not approved by WIRO, we will need to speak with you about legal costs, however it is our experience that WIRO, once satisfied of reasonable prospects will provide funding of a claim. We will pay for all medical reports required to prove your case. We will be reimbursed for these costs by WIRO.
Who Should Contact Us?
If you have been injured at work and believe you are entitled to compensation you should contact us today. The basic requirements for workplace compensation are:
- You must be classified as a ‘worker’
- You must have suffered an injury, as defined by Australian law
- You must be able to prove that your employment conditions were a substantial contributing factor to your injury
Types of Workplace Compensation
At Stacks Goudkamp, our team will make an effort to understand you and assist you in a range of workplace situations, including:
- Disputes about ongoing weekly payments
- Disputes concerning medical treatment
- Lump sum compensation, permanent impairment and deterioration claims
- Psychological and bullying workers compensation claims
- Work injury damages claims
- Death claims
- Emergency services worker claims
Contact your local team to find out if you have a claim. Call us on 1800 25 1800 now.