If you've been injured at work, or suffered an illness or disease as part of your employment, you can claim compensation.
If you believe you have suffered an injury or illness due to your employment, the most important things to do first are:
Contact Maddens Lawyers Personal Injury Specialist, Gary Foster today.
We can help you through this process to ensure you follow the right procedures and gain the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
WorkSafe provides assistance for injured workers, whether they are;
It covers a broad range of injuries, physical AND psychological, and diseases or illnesses.
WorkSafe may also apply if your employment has made an existing injury or illness worse, or caused an old injury or illness to return.
Injuries that can be made worse due to your employment might include:
You may even be able to claim for injuries that occurred
WorkSafe can also provide compensation for the dependents of a worker who was killed at work, or died as a result of their employment.
Navigating the requirements of a WorkSafe claim can be complicated and lengthy. It also involves strict time limits.
That's why it's important to seek expert legal advice if you think that you - or a member of your family - may qualify for compensation.
Maddens Lawyers provides specialist legal advice when it comes to WorkSafe - we have been helping injured workers for many years and pride ourselves on making the process as simple as possible for our clients.
There are several types of benefits that can help you and your family get through the difficult times that usually follow a work-related injury or accident. These include:
That will always depend on your circumstances.
There are maximum amounts payable, depending on the injury and the pain and suffering it caused.
Maddens Lawyers' Accredited Personal Injury Specialist will be able to discuss your personal situation with you and provide advice on what you may be entitled to.
We pride ourselves on securing compensation that fairly and adequately covers a clients' medical costs and pain and suffering.
Maddens Lawyers understands that people with average incomes may not be able to afford to meet the costs of starting legal action while they wait for a compensation payout, particularly if they have been unable to work due to an illness or injury.
This is why we have a 'no result - no charge' policy.
This means that if we believe we can win a personal injuries action on your behalf, we will consider holding off charging you for our tie until there's a settlement or decision on your case.
This means if you don't win a case that we said we'd fund, you won't have to pay our professional fees.
Consider it an example of us putting our money where our mouth is.
There are conditions to this policy. For example, it doesn't apply to out-of-pocket expenses, such as the cost to get reports from medical experts, or court fees. But we can explain all this to you at your first appointment - which is also free.
Rest assured that before we start any work, we will explain to you in detail:
You don't need to be able to identify whose fault it was that you were injured.
Provided you were injured, or contracted an illness as a result of your employment, you have a reason to look in to whether you are eligible for compensation.
No. There are laws that prevent this - not to mention our own moral code.
Our aim is to ensure you receive all that you are entitled to.
That's not to say that you won't need to cover some additional legal costs. But we will make sure we inform you of this from the start, and keep you updated as the case goes on.
In many successful cases, a portion of your legal costs may be recovered from the other party.
While we can't give you a guarantee that you won't be ordered to pay the other party's costs, this doesn't happen very often.
We pay close attention to how the case is progressing so that we can assess if you may be at risk of having to pay the other party's costs.
Your best first step is to seek independent legal advice.
Maddens Lawyers can provide you with a fair and accurate assessment of your situation, so you know where you stand.
Gary Foster is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury PH: 03 5560 2000