At S & V Lawyers our extensive knowledge in workers compensation law gives us the expertise to maximise any benefits that you are eligible for. Entitlements can be claimed for work-related injuries, whether new or an aggravation of a pre-existing injury.
Entitlements you may be eligible for include:
1. Medical and like expenses
All medical services and treatments that are reasonable and related to the workplace injury such as doctors, medications, physiotherapy and operative treatments.
2. Weekly payments
Weekly payments are payable when a worker is unfit for work due to a work-related injury. For the first 13 weeks you receive 95% of your pre-injury average weekly earnings and 80% from weeks 14 to 130. Payments can extend past 130 weeks if it is assessed that you have no capacity for any work and this is likely to continue indefinitely.
3. Impairment benefit
An impairment benefit is a once-off lump sum payment. To make an impairment benefit claim you must provide confirmation that you have sustained a workplace injury or illness, and have a permanent impairment as a result of this injury or illness.
You must wait until 12 months after the date of your injury, unless your injury stabilises before then. An injury is considered ‘stable’ if its effects are not expected to change significantly over time or after further treatment.
4. Common Law Damages
If a worker sustains a permanent serious injury they may be entitled to lump sum compensation under common law if there has also been negligence on behalf of an employer or third party. Common law claims usually include money being claimed for:
- Pain and suffering
- Past loss of earnings
- Future loss of earnings or loss of earning capacity
- Past and future medical expenses
S & V Lawyers are dedicated on helping you receive all the treatment benefits and compensation you are entitled to.