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Legal Agents & Agency Work

Matthews Folbigg Lawyers provide agency work services and can act as your legal agents for all matters in Parramatta.

We are located within close proximity to the Parramatta Court Precinct and are able to act as your agent with short notice. We pride ourselves with the knowledge and extensive experience with the courts in Parramatta where we appear regularly. You can be confident that our solicitors will achieve the desired result for you at competitive rates. We also understand you need to report to your client in a timely manner, therefore we endeavour reporting to you on the same day of the court appearance either in writing or by phone.

We can attend the following Courts as your agent:

  • Local Court (Criminal and Civil)
  • District Court (Criminal and Civil)
  • Family Court

We can attend to the following:

  • Attendance at interlocutory hearings, Notice of Motions, Pre-trial Reviews, Call overs, Status Conference, Pre-trial Conference or Directions Hearings;
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Workers Compensation and Whole Personal Impairment

Workers Compensation and Whole Personal Impairment (WPI) over 30%

A worker who is assessed at over 30% Whole Person Impairment is considered a seriously injured worker. Seriously injured workers are entitled to a minimum weekly wage and reasonable and necessary medical treatment expenses for life. The need to undergo a work capacity is not needed for seriously injured workers.
If you require more information regarding your workers compensation claim and the issue of Whole Personal Impairment, please call us to arrange a Telephone Conference to discuss with one of our experts as to your compensation entitlements. Call 1300 773 529 or email a Personal Injury lawyer at info@matthewsfolbigg.com.au
Our Personal Injury Lawyers can provide practical solutions and exceptional results in relation to your personal injury claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Matthews Folbigg has over 50 years’ experience protecting personal injury and compensation rights of people living in Parramatta and the Hills.
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Workers Compensation Claims

Workers Compensation Claims and Whole Personal Impairment (WPI) over 20%

Workers compensation claims – A worker who is assessed at over 20% Whole Person Impairment is considered a worker with high needs. Under the Workers Compensation Scheme changes that were made, it not only attracts a payment for a Lump Sum Benefit but also allows the worker to receive weekly compensation for periods of incapacity until retirement age.
The worker will be subject to work capacity decisions. A worker with high needs is entitled to reasonable and necessary medical treatment expenses.
If you require more information regarding your workers compensation claim, please call us to arrange a Telephone Conference to discuss with one of our experts as to your workers compensation entitlements. Call 1300 773 529 or email a Personal Injury lawyer at info@matthewsfolbigg.com.au.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers can provide practical solutions and exceptional results in relation to your personal injury claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation and Whole Personal Impairment (WPI)

Entitlement to Workers Compensation – If a worker has suffered a primary psychological or psychiatric injury as a result of his or her employment, their injury must be assessed at no less than 15% Whole Person Impairment. A worker is not entitled to receive Lump Sum Compensation for a secondary psychological injury, that is, one that arises from or is attributed to the physical injuries which are sustained in the actual accident.
If an agreement or an award has been made with respect to the worker’s WPI, the worker is then entitled to receive Lump Sum Compensation, subject to reaching the necessary threshold.
The amount received for a Lump Sum Compensation benefit is dependent on the WPI that is assessed by a WorkCover trained doctor.
If you require more information regarding your workers compensation claim, please call us to arrange a Telephone Conference to discuss with one of our workers compensationexperts as to your compensation entitlements. Call 1300 773 529 or email a Personal Injury lawyer at info@matthewsfolbigg.com.au

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Workers Compensation Disputes

Need a Workers Compensation Lawyer?

What happens when a dispute arises with the workers compensation insurer?
If a dispute arises as to liability or part of a claim, you can request the insurance company to review their decision. If this is still unsuccessful, your claim will be referred to the Workers Independent Review Office (WIRO). They can then also decide and give you advice to see a workers compensation lawyer.
Certainly we have brought many claims where liability has been in dispute with funding from WIRO to pay legal costs so that workers are not out of pocket to pursue their rights.
It is important to seek expert legal advice and assistance from a specialist workers compensation lawyer to deal with any disputes with insurance companies.
If you are experiencing a dispute with an insurance company regarding a workers compensation claim, please call us to arrange a Telephone Conference to discuss your compensation entitlements with one of our experts. Call 1300 773 529 or email a Personal Injury lawyer at info@matthewsfolbigg.com.au.

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Workers Compensation

Workers compensation claims time limits?

If you are injured at work, you should notify your employer as soon as possible after your injury, so the incident can be recorded and your rights to workers compensation are protected.
If time is needed to be off work because of the injury, you should see your general practitioner and any other doctor as soon as possible. The doctor can complete a certificate of capacity and this certificate can be given to the employer.
A workers compensation claim should be made as soon as possible and certainly within 6 months of the date of accident. Otherwise, there will be an explanation needed for the delay.
If you are thinking of making a workers compensation claim, please call us to arrange a Telephone Conference to discuss your compensation entitlements with one of our experts. Call 1300 773 529 or email a Personal Injury lawyer at info@matthewsfolbigg.com.au.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers can provide practical solutions and exceptional results in relation to your worders compensation claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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Compensation Law – Court Costs

Court Costs – Compensation Law

Criticism from the Courts in relation to the costly nature of all Court proceedings is not lost on our Compensation Law Team at Matthews Folbigg. We know the importance of balancing our duty to you to achieve maximum compensation with a just outcome for all of our clients, including the duty to keep costs to a minimum.

If you have any concerns or require a more information regarding your Personal Injury or Compensation claim, please call our Personal Injury team at Matthews Folbigg:

Matthews Folbigg Pty Limited
Level 7
10-14 Smith Street
PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Ph: (02) 9635 7966
E: Paulo@matthewsfolbigg.com.au

 

Our Personal Injury Lawyers can provide practical solutions and exceptional results in relation to your personal injury claim on a No Win, No Fee basis. 

Matthews Folbigg has over 50 years’ experience protecting personal injury and compensation rights of people living in Parramatta and the Hills. 

 

 

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Workers Compensation Claims

Workers Compensation Claims

Under the Workers Compensation Scheme, if you are injured at work, you can still have a claim for compensation, including:

  1. Compensation for medical expenses incurred as a result of a work related injury;
  2. Liability as to whether your injury is work related;
  3. A Lump Sum payment for permanent impairment, if you satisfy the necessary threshold of 11% Whole Person Impairment.

Due to the changes to the Workers Compensation Law, an injured worker is only entitled to a one-off claim for permanent impairment. However, an injured worker may consider a further deterioration claim if an earlier Lump Sum Claim had been made prior to 19 June, 2012. If you have previously received a Lump Sum Claim, we can discuss.

A Matthews Folbigg Compensation Lawyer can approach the Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO) for funding as to legal costs. Claimants should note that a claim can only be made by a Lawyer who is WIRO approved.

For further information click on the link following https://www.matthewsfolbigg.com.au/services/personal-injury-compensation/
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