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Injured at Work

Workers compensation lawyers serving Wollongong and the Illawarra

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Melinda Griffiths Lawyers specialise in work-related injuries and workers compensation claims in the Wollongong and Illawarra region. If you have suffered an injury or suffered a disease as a result of your employment you may be entitled to claim compensation from your employer.

Eligibility to claim workers compensation

You will be entitled to claim workers compensation if you have been injured:

  1. During the course of your employment;
  2. During any travel you are required to undertake during your employment.

The injury can be a physical injury or a psychological injury.

What you are entitled to claim

In New South Wales you are entitled to claim the following;

  1. Loss of income;
  2. Medical and rehabilitation expenses;
  3. Lump sum for your permanent impairment;
  4. Legal costs.

Legal costs are paid by the Workers Compensation Independent Review Office who provide approval and payment of legal expenses.

Employer negligence

If your injury has been caused by the negligence of your employer, you may also be eligible to claim for common law damages. Common Law Damages costs are not supplemented by the Workers Compensation Independent Review office, however you are able to claim the scale legal costs from the insurer.

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Need advice?

Get in touch for a confidential consultation about your legal situation. We will be able to explain the stages of the personal injury compensation process and develop an affordable plan to get the outcome you want.

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