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Bradley Bayly Legal has extensive experience in conducting workers’ compensation claims for clients who have suffered injury at work. Work injury claims are generally complex and require skilled and experienced lawyers to conduct the legal action.
If you have suffered an injury at work you may be entitled to a claim for workers’ compensation under the provisions of the Workers’ Compensation & Injury Management Act 1981.
Workers’ compensation claims can be difficult and complicated. Bradley Bayly Legal are recognised experts in workers’ compensation claims and will make sure you receive the full compensation you are entitled to.
Most people are unsure of their rights after an injury at work. Whether you are an employee who works full-time or part-time worker, on a seasonal basis, as a causal or commission worker, you may be entitled to work injury compensation. Whether your injury is severe or relatively minor, you may be able to pursue a no-fault or common law claim.
The type of injury for which you may be entitled to compensation for is wide ranging and included (but is not limited to):
- back injury;
- repetitive motion injuries;
- machinery accidents;
- injuries sustained while travelling to work;
- slips, trips and falls at work;
- industrial deafness;
- asbestos-related conditions; and
- permanent impairment or disability.
The type of items you may be able to claim for include:
- weekly compensation payments for any periods of incapacity for work, whether your incapacity was total or partial;
- reimbursement of reasonable expenses incurred for medical, hospital, pharmaceutical and other treatment; and
- vocational rehabilitation if you require assistance in order to be able to return to work.
Should the work injury result in a permanent impairment of a body part or function then there will be an entitlement to elect to receive a modest lump sum payment pursuant to the Second Schedule of the Act.
The workers’ compensation system is very complicated and contains are many pitfalls which need to be avoided. Strict time limits apply to when you can no longer pursue a claim for common law damages. It is vital that you seek legal advice as quickly as possible after suffering an injury at work so you can ensure that your right to make a claim is protected.