If you have been injured at work or suffer from an injury or illness you think might be related to your work, you may be able to claim compensation through WorkCover. Under the Statutory WorkCover scheme, you are entitled to financial benefits which are 'no-fault' benefits paid by the WorkCover Insurers. This means that your work does not have to be the only factor that resulted in your injury.

Through WorkCover, you can claim things like weekly payments for lost wages and money to cover medical and rehabilitation expenses. For permanent injuries caused by an employer’s negligent conduct, you may also be eligible for lump-sum compensation, via a Section 98C Impairment Benefit or a Common Law settlement.

Barbante Personal Injury Lawyers have significant experience and expertise in this area. We will work one-on-one with you to guide you through the claims process and your WorkCover rights, answering any of your questions with compassion and respect.

There are various steps involved in making a WorkCover claim, including reporting your injury to your employer and discussing your situation with a doctor. There are also some Statutory time limits to consider, so we encourage you to seek advice from us as soon as you can.

We can help you claim your WorkCover entitlements for injuries and illness sustained while undertaking work duties.

Frequently Asked Questions

The process of your claim

Each WorkCover case is different, and there is no set time frame for how long it will take. As a result, some will take months, and some can take years. However, there are a set of steps to expect when making a WorkCover claim or disputing a decision made by your employer or Insurer. Our knowledgeable team at Barbante Personal Injury Lawyers will guide you through each of these steps by ensuring that you get the best possible outcome for your case.

  1. Lodge your WorkCover claim You will need to lodge a WorkCover claim within 30 days of once you become aware of your injury. If it has been longer than 30 days, it is still possible to have a WorkCover claim. If this is your circumstance, speak to the team at Barbante Personal Injury Lawyers to ensure that you have a claim.
  2. Contact Us If you need helping lodging your claim or if your claim has been rejected, we can help you. We will give you information to assist you in deciding for the best course of action for your case.
  3. Meet with your lawyer This is a free initial appointment that will provide you with the opportunity to tell your story. From this appointment, we will gather the merits of your case and discuss the options available to you.
  4. Organise and assist you This includes a range of things such as helping with medical expenses to organising your appointments for your claim.
  5. Collect and review evidence We will obtain your medical records to understand the nature of your injury and the effect it has had on your life. We will also collate other expert evidence that relates to the injury you sustained. This is how we prepare you to have a strong claim.
  6. Attend a medical examination To gather a greater understanding of your injury and the impact it has had upon your life, we will arrange when needed any independent medical examinations.
  7. Receive a decision If you disagree with the decision made by your Employer's Insurer, we will assist you with the dispute resolution process and/or issue proceedings in court upon your instruction. In most cases, claims can be resolved without the need of going to court.
  8. Resolution If successful in either dispute resolution or court, you will receive the compensation you are entitled to.

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