Weekly payments of income, compensation and medical treatments as a result of injuries can be claimed by injured Australian workers.
If you have been injured at your workplace, you are eligible to claim workers compensation.
It’s important to note that work injuries don’t only impact your physical health. They can result in psychological and financial strain as well.
Workers compensation applies to those who have sustained injuries at work or as a result of their job. It also includes any pre-existing injuries, diseases, or illnesses that have been made worse.
If you have had to take time off work because of a workplace-related injury, you may find that you have used up all your leave entitlements. It is worse, if your injury affects your ability to work, you may feel uncertain and concerned about your financial future. This is why seeking legal assistance as early as possible is so important.
Here at JD Legal, we understand that claiming workers compensation for injuries in the workplace can be a strenuous and stressful process, especially if you are sick or injured. Our team of experienced Adelaide workers compensation lawyers have years of experience dealing with workers compensation claims. They will guide you through the whole process, allowing you to have peace of mind and take back control over your work and personal life.
Am I Eligible to Claim Workers Compensation?
South Australian employers must provide compulsory insurance to protect their employees, even if they are a casual worker, in the unfortunate event of a work-related injury. Every worker’s compensation circumstance is different. Our compensation lawyers will help you to determine if you are eligible to make a claim.
Workers Compensation Insurance (WCI) provides work cover for the following types of employees:
What Am I Able to Claim For?
What you can claim will depend on your situation. In most cases, if you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, you can claim for the following:
Medical expenses, including:
- Rehabilitation expenses, therapeutic aids, domestic assistance (including home and/or vehicle modifications)
Financial Aid including:
- While on WorkCover, you will be paid a weekly salary and provide treatment until you have recovered and can go back to your pre-injury duties.
Why Choose JD Legal?
At JD Legal, we are a leading law firm that specialises in personal injury and workers’ compensation, having helped thousands of South Australians in claiming their rightful work cover treatment and compensation.
We understand the process of claiming compensation through work cover can be complicated, which is why our compensation lawyers are committed to guiding you throughout the entire process, by providing you with the right information and helping you through the claim process.
Our team of expert lawyers can provide you with professional advice on:
- Your claim entitlements
- Duration of your work cover claim
- Your rights to overtime payments
- Accuracy of your weekly financial entitlements
- Your rights if your work cover claim is rejected.