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A workers compensation injury can have a significant impact on your financial stability. The purpose of the Workers Compensation Scheme is to help you recover the costs of your injury and any losses sustained as a result.

The amount of compensation that you receive depends on how serious your injuries are and what loss you’ve suffered as a result. Generally, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical and similar expenses
  • Care or other services that you need
  • Loss of earnings

If your doctor has approved your return to work in some capacity, even on reduced hours and wages or with a different employer, you should notify your compensation lawyer immediately. Keeping a record of all payslips is also important to your claim.

If you are totally unfit for work, you are not required to actively seek work. If your treating practitioner certifies you as partially incapacitated, you should speak to your doctors about when it is worthwhile approaching a rehabilitation consultant.

Seek advice as early as possible to ensure your rights and interests are protected and the evidence needed to maximise your claim is immediately obtained.

If an insurance company disputes liability in relation to your workers compensation claim or you want to investigate whether you have a lump sum benefit, speak to one of our experienced workers compensation lawyers.

Our Personal Injury and Compensation Lawyers can provide practical solutions and exceptional results in relation to your compensation claim, on a No Win, No Fee basis.  For a free consultation call 1300 773 529 or email a workers compensation lawyer at info@matthewsfolbigg.com.au. We can then arrange an initial telephone conference to discuss.

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