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).
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.