Despite all of the workplace health and safety regulations, accidents still happen that have not been caused by you. A workplace accident can cause long-term damage to your wellbeing and impact on your family and friends, as well as future financial strain. Examples include:
- You could be at risk of lost salary, tenure or opportunities for advancement.
- You may be worrying about how to support your children.
- You may be physically maimed or disabled.
- You could be wondering what happens if you can’t continue in your profession.
- You may be experiencing frustration and confusion on what to do next.
You deserve to be compensated for all of your losses – and for what you stand to lose in the future.
At Thomas Booler Lawyers, we will act on your behalf to seek sufficient damages for workplace injuries. Our team of experts can help you reach a satisfactory agreement that is in your best interests, while working to avoid costly litigation.
We will take on your fight – when you are not able to.
Have you had a workplace injury? Arrange a consultation with us today to see what you stand to gain.
Additionally, you may be entitled to a Total and Permanent Disablement claim. If you are uncertain if this is a component of your Compensation claim, or want to learn more, please consult with our team.
Seek medical attention, and ensure that your supervisor is told immediately. Following, our team of lawyers is available around the clock to discuss your situation and consult on your eligibility for a claim.
We’ll need to meet with you to examine the circumstances of your workplace injury, so that we can help determine your eligibility for a claim. Contacting our team at your earliest convenience helps us help you — while details are still fresh in your mind.
WorkCover is a statutory body set up by the NSW government to cover claims made by people injured at work.
Any information you can provide to help substantiate your claim is helpful. Obviously we understand that in some circumstances, there will be no details you can contribute, but a claim may still be possible. A conversation with one of our lawyers can help clarify this.
This depends on the type and extent of your accident; time frames vary. You should seek our counsel as soon as possible to ensure you claim within your period of eligibility.
When you contact us, you’ll immediately get a free, no-obligation, no-risk consultation on your claim. We’ll assess your situation and give you fast, frank advice on what to expect. Next, we’ll let you know if you’re eligible for our No Win — No Fee arrangement. This means no money out of pocket for you. Even if this guarantee doesn’t apply to your claim, we still don’t charge upfront costs – you won’t be invoiced until your matter is settled.
This depends on the circumstance of your injury. Most claims typically settle within 6-9 months; however in some circumstances a claim can go to court. Based on our extensive experience, we’ll give you our best advice on how long the process may take.
This is not relevant to your claim.
Our goal is to make claiming simple for you . We’ll walk you through the process of claiming, ensuring you understand every step, and then we’ll submit on your behalf. Our goal is to ensure you are informed, comfortable and feel supported throughout.
If you’ve received an award and you’re dissatisfied, talk to our team of experienced Compensation Law experts. We’re happy to discuss a claim’s results, versus what you anticipated, and make sure the claim is reasonable in all circumstances.
According to NSW WorkCover, a standard employment relationship consists of workers and employers. NSW WorkCover defines a worker, for workers compensation purposes, as ‘a person who has entered into or works under a contract of service or a training contract with an employer (whether by way of manual labour, clerical work or otherwise, and whether the contract is expressed or implied, and whether the contract is oral or in writing)”.
Other people may be classified as ‘deemed workers’ for compensation purposes, and NSW WorkCover says these classes of ‘deemed workers’ include, but are not limited to:
- salespersons, canvassers, and collectors
- contractors under labour hire service arrangements
- rural workers
- boxers, wrestlers, referees and entertainers.
We can help determine your classification for workers compensation purposes.
Typically such bills can be held off on until your claim has been made. Once we discuss your situation one on one we can give you a response suited to your unique situation, to alleviate your worries.
Once we’ve had a consultation, our experienced legal team will deliver your claims assessment, including:
- How long your claim will take to process
- What the outcome is likely to be
- Your estimated award from the claim
- Your estimated legal fees
- Whether your claim is a fit for our No Win —No Fee arrangement
- What will be expected of you along the way
If you are capable of going to work, and your doctor clears you to go to work, then you should continue work.
Inform your employer that you’ve given the matter to your lawyers.