Are you an Adelaide worker who has recently sustained a workplace injury or contracted an illness at work? You may be entitled to workers compensation.
Where you work should be an environment that is safe and protects you from harm. For those who have experienced a workplace injury, it’s no secret that the consequences can be overwhelming.
It’s important to acknowledge that workplace injuries don’t just have a physical impact. The impact can result in psychological trauma and financial strain also. Compensation can be granted for things such as loss of income as a result of your injury, medical treatment costs and stress reduction.
So, if you’ve become injured in an Adelaide workplace, you may be eligible to make a claim for workers compensation.
Here at TGB Lawyers, our Adelaide team understands that making a claim for workplace compensation can prove to be stressful and overwhelming, especially while you are dealing with the ramifications of your workplace injury. Our specialist workers compensation legal team works with our clients to ensure that the claims process is as stress-free as possible. We will work alongside you throughout the entire process, allowing you to get back to where you once were.
Types Of Injuries That Can Occur At Work
Common Adelaide workplace hazards can contribute to injury. These include, but are not limited to the following:
- Injuries sustained from a trip and/or fall
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Mental illness
- Hearing loss or impairment
- Lifting injuries
- Construction site accidents
- Injuries caused by malfunctioning machines
Who Does Workers Compensation Apply To?
Workers compensation applies to Adelaide
Workers who have sustained injuries at work or as a result of their job. It can also include pre-existing illnesses, diseases and injuries that have become worse as a result of work.
If you’re someone who has had to take leave from work due to an injury or illness sustained at work, you may be out-of-pocket if you are a casual employee or your leave entitlements run out. Seeking legal assistance as early as possible is the best way to process a workplace injury compensation claim, helping to also remove stress and provide you with financial relief.
Am I Eligible To Make A Claim?
Every South Australian Employer must provide their workers with insurance in the event of a work-related injury or illness. However, it is important to note that every workers compensation claim is different.
If you believe that you may be eligible to make a workers compensation claim, contact our team of workers compensation lawyers. We will be able to work with you and determine if you are eligible to make a compensation claim.
Workers Compensation Insurance (WCI) provides Workcover for the following types of employees:
- Full time and part-time employees
- Casual workers
- Specific self-employed workers (including contractors and sub-contractors)
What Am I Able To Claim For?
Each workers compensation case is different and what you can and can’t claim for will depend on your individual situation.
However, in most cases, if you have suffered from a work-related illness or injury you may be able to claim for the following:
Medical expenses: including rehabilitation expenses, therapeutic aids, psychological expenses, domestic assistance (including home and/or vehicle modifications)
Financial Aid: While on Workcover you will be paid a weekly salary and be covered for treatment until you have recovered and then go back to your pre-injury duties.
Workers Compensation Lawyers In Adelaide
Here at TGB Lawyers, our team has extensive experience dealing with a range of workers compensation claims. Our honest and compassionate approach has seen our firm successfully help hundreds of South Australians claim their rightful compensation.
We understand just how complicated and overwhelming the claims process can be, which is why we are committed to providing our clients with a legal service that helps you throughout the entire process.
Our team of expert lawyers can provide you with professional advice on:
- Your workers compensation claim entitlements
- Duration of your Workcover claim
- Rights to overtime payments
- Accuracy of your weekly financial entitlements
- What to do if your Workcover claim is rejected.
Call TGB Lawyers Today!