Ajak & Associates

Workers Compensation Lawyers Melbourne

If you have suffered a work-related illness or injury,  a worker's compensation lawyer will ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Our specialist workplace injury lawyers take the stress off your shoulders and use all our experience to get you the best we can for your claim, leaving you to concentrate on getting better again.

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If you have suffered a work-related illness or injury, a worker's compensation lawyer will ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Our specialist workplace injury lawyers take the stress off your shoulders and use all our experience to get you the best we can for your claim, leaving you to concentrate on getting better again.

The Victoria Workcover system

By law, all employers must have workers' compensation insurance. If you have been injured at work in Victoria, you are entitled to claim compensation under the state's WorkCover system. It is a 'no-fault' scheme, which means that you may still have a claim even if the accident was your fault.

Who can make workers' compensation claims?

  • Permanent employees
  • Casual employees
  • Full-time employees
  • Part-time employees
  • Self-employed workers
  • People deemed to be workers

How to claim workers' compensation?

To be covered by workers' compensation, you must initially report your accident and see a medical professional, who will issue you a Certificate of Capacity confirming the legitimacy of your injury. Subsequently, you must complete a Worker’s Injury Claim Form and provide your employer both documents to substantiate your work-related injury. This request should ideally be filed within three months of your accident. It is important to remember stringent time limits apply when you are intending to lodge a WorkCover claim. In Victoria, there is a six-year limitation period from the date of injury.

It is recommended to make a claim as soon as possible to avoid missing the six-year time limitation.

Types of claim

Claims may be made for both physical and psychological injuries, including (but not limited to):

  • injuries caused by a technological malfunction
  • injuries from a fall or accident
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • RSI (repetitive strain injury)
  • lifting injuries or strains
  • diseases caused by work
  • pre-existing injuries or illnesses made worse by work

Potential entitlements

If a work-related incident caused your illness or injury, you might be able to claim for the following:

  • Medical, hospital and nursing expenses
  • Loss of wages
  • Travelling expenses
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Return to work services
  • Common law damages
  • A lump-sum compensation (usually only if you are unable to return to work)

How is the claim worked out?

Several factors determine the level of compensation you or your loved one may be entitled to.

A calculation is made that focuses on the impact the accident had on your life path and any expenses resulting from it.

However, a consultation can help us get a much better understanding of your particular circumstances.

Why choose Ajak and Associates?

As an experienced personal injury law firm in Melbourne, we comprehensively understand compensation law and its application to the workplace.

Ajak & Associates also has extensive experience representing injured workers before government agencies such as Workcover, Workforce Melbourne and The Industrial Relations Commission of Victoria.

Our personal injury lawyers know how to deal with both simple and complex workplace injury claims, so you can be confident in our ability to resolve matters quickly, cost-effectively and without fuss.

We offer fixed-fee appointments, flexible payment options and a range of fixed fees depending on the nature of your employment or workplace law issues.

If you have had a work-related accident or illness, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation and review of your case.

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