Work Injury Damage Compensation Claims
If you have been hurt on the job due to your employer’s or a colleague’s negligence, you may be entitled to work injury damages compensation. This is also known as a ‘modified common law’ claim.
In a work injury damages claim, an injured worker claims compensation for past and future loss of earnings and superannuation that has been caused by the accident.
In order to be eligible for work injury damages compensation, your whole person impairment has to be assessed at 15% or greater and must be agreed by the insurer or you have been assessed by an AMS (Approved Medical Specialist).
Our specialist workers compensation lawyers will advise you on your eligibility for work injury damages compensation, if the act or omission that caused your injury was negligent, and the affect that such a claim will have on your other workers compensation entitlements.
A work injury damages claim is usually brought after a lump sum / impairment compensation claim.
There is generally a strict deadline to bring such a work injury damages claim. It is therefore important to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible after sustaining an injury at work.
To read some examples of our successful work injury damages cases, visit our case studies page here.
Contact us now to speak to a specialist workers compensation solicitor about your rights to work injury damages compensation.
Work Injury Damage Compensation Case Studies
We acted for a man who was injured whilst working as a traffic controller. One of his colleagues was using an “occy strap”, which flung and struck our client in the eye causing total blindness in that eye. Despite our client being able to return to work with his employer his out of court settlement was an excellent result.