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Work can be a dangerous place! According to statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in the 2021 – 2022 financial year 497,300 people in Australia had a work related injury or illness.
The most common type of injury was “Lifting, pushing, pulling or bending” (24%) with 66% of people requiring time off work.
Of the people who experienced a work-related injury or illness in 2021-22:
More than half of the people who experienced a work-related injury or illness were men (58%).
The only good news when you have a work injury is that you are probably entitled to workers compensation, which can cover you for:
In addition, you may be able to claim a lump sum payment, if you have a permanent injury (Second Schedule Payment).
Every worker in Western Australia is covered for workers compensation The Western Australian workers’ compensation and injury management scheme is based on a ‘no-fault’ principle. This means you do not have to establish that your employer was at fault or negligent to make a claim. You are entitled to compensation if you are a worker, suffer an injury or develop a disease at work and require medical treatment or time off work as a result. We can help you as follows:
The workers compensation insurer is your employer’s insurer and not your insurer so it’s not independent and will not look after your interests. The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 is the applicable law.
Dan has represented injured workers against insurance companies for over 35 years, and in all jurisdictions including the old Workers Compensation Board and the current Workers Compensation Arbitration Service. In addition, we handle Comcare claims as well. We also undertake appeals from decisions of Arbitrators.