Workers Compensation Claims and Whole Personal Impairment (WPI) over 20%
Workers Compensation and Whole Personal Impairment (WPI)
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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
10-14 Smith Street
PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Ph: (02) 9635 7966
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.
Workers Compensation Claims
Under the Workers Compensation Scheme, if you are injured at work, you can still have a claim for compensation, including:
- Compensation for medical expenses incurred as a result of a work related injury;
- Liability as to whether your injury is work related;
- 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/
Personal Injury Claim – Slip and Fall
The recent NSW case of Sutherland Shire Council v Safar  concerns a slip and fall personal injury claim. In this case, the injured person slipped on water on the floor of an entertainment centre owned by the defendant. When the case first went to court, it was held that the owner of the centre was liable because the water on the floor was likely to have come from umbrellas. The centre owner had made no provision for wet umbrellas, but which could reasonably been have expected to given that it was raining outside.
The owner of the centre appealed against that decision. However, their Appeal was dismissed on the basis that they had breached their duty of care as an Occupier. This was because they had not taken reasonable steps to control patrons bringing in wet umbrellas and coats into the auditorium or at least minimise the risk which arose from this.