If you have been injured at work in the ACT, you may be entitled to compensation. Every day of the week, people are injured at work and seek to recover compensation through the Workers Compensation Act 1951 (ACT).
This legislation upholds the right for any person injured at work who suffers from an injury or disease that has arisen in relation to their work duties to claim compensation.
More specifically, you may make a claim for:
- Any injury sustained at work;
- Any disease that is contracted at work;
- Any Aggravation of a pre-existing injury;
- Any Injuries on a journey to or from work;
- Any Injuries in other limited circumstances connected with work.
If you’re injured at work in the ACT you are entitled to make a compensation claim for the following:
- Weekly payments for incapacity.
- Medical treatment and hospital expenses.
- Travel expenses to and from medical appointments.
- Lump sum payment for permanent injury under Schedule 1 of the Workers Compensation Act.
Invariably it is the case that injured workers in the Canberra, ACT find that the level of compensation provided by WorkCover is inconsequential to which may be available via a common law claim. A common law claim avails itself to an injured worker who was injured as a result of the negligence of their employer. In this circumstance, when successful an injured worker is able to claim:
- Economic loss, past and future;
- Medical and pharmaceutical expenses;
- Other related out-of-pocket expenses;
- Non-economic loss (damages for pain and suffering);
- Lost superannuation.
Strict time limits and complicated rules apply to common law claims so it is essential to speak to an expert lawyer.
Our comprehensive understanding of compensation law across Australia, means that we’re able to complete your compensation matter regardless which state you reside in.
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Regardless of where you reside in Australia, we can help you claim more compensation, more quickly.
At Gajic, we’re a technology-driven law firm. Our technology ensures that your compensation matter is processed in the most effective and efficient manner. We learned a long time ago that relying solely on lawyers to progress legal matters simply does not meet the expectation of clients.
Lawyers cost money, so the less you see them is a good thing. At Gajic, we’ve literally handled thousands of compensation claims, from the most simple to the most complex. We’ve got proven processes and technology to fast-track your compensation without burning money with legal appointments just for the sake of them. That’s not to say you won’t be kept up to speed, you will and if you like, we’re always available.
At Gajic Lawyers, we minimise the risk of you losing your compensation claim by only taking on those claims that we think will be successful. We do this on a No Win No Fee basis.
We also offer a free, no-obligation case assessment.
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With over 30 years of experience and so many successful claims, there are few law firms who are better qualified to handle your WorkCover or worker’s compensation claim.
The last thing you need when you are recovering from an incident is to have to deal with complex legal processes. Let us lift this burden, so you can focus on getting better.
Call our Canberra personal injury lawyers today on (02) 9890 5885.