Whether or not you require lawyer for a work injury depends on the nature and severity of your injuries.
For example, if you have a minor injury, only need reimbursement of medical bills and lost wages for 1-2 weeks and you expect a quick and full recovery then it is unlikely you will need a lawyer.
On the other hand, if your injury is likely to result in long-lasting physical impairment, pain or disability or you are considering making a common law claim, you will likely need a lawyer to assist you as these claims can be complex.
Serious injuries can have devastating consequences for a worker physically, mentally and economically. They can cause you an enormous amount of stress, especially if the insurer is being difficult. Injured workers are usually unaware of their rights in relation to their WorkCover claim and don’t know what they are entitled to. WorkCover have lawyers who are looking out for their best interests, so you may obtain legal advice so that you can protect your own legal rights too.
If you have an injury that is preventing you from working, it’s recommended that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible so that you understand your rights and options.
It’s important to get advice for your specific situation. Check if you can make a risk-free compensation claim and get free initial advice from our Principal lawyer, Greg Smith.
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