Workers compensation protects workers in Australia in the case of a workplace accident, injury or medical issue. Eligible workers who are injured can be entitled to a lump sum payout as well as weekly and medical bill payments.
All employers in NSW that are paying wages (over $7,500 per year) are required to have a workers compensation policy for their employees. Information for employers on providers of workers compensation policy’s can be found at the NSW Work Cover Website.
The legal side of the program is covered by the Workers Compensation Act 1987 and the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998.
If you are injured you should consult an independent lawyer that can can advise you on your rights to make a compensation claim, the process and the time frames in which you need to make a claim and may receive compensation. In most cases an initial consultation will be free and you will not pay any professional fees if your claim is not successful.
You can read more information online on the NSW Work Cover website, if you are looking for a Workers Compensation Lawyer that can provide you with a free expert consultation on your situation, call Antony on 02 9546 8835.