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Workers Compensation

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:

  • 85% continued to work in the job where their injury or illness occurred.
  • 8% changed jobs.
  • 7% left or lost the job where the injury occurred and were not working.

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:

  • Loss of wages
  • Medical and hospital expenses

In addition, you may be able to claim a lump sum payment, if you have a permanent injury (Second Schedule Payment).

Connor Legal will help by doing the following:

  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Representing our clients in court
  • Maximizing compensation to cover all related damages including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering
  • Minimizing fault for an accident on behalf of the victim
  • Collecting and organizing witness statements, police reports, medical documents, and all other paperwork requirements
  • Filing claims on the victim’s behalf
  • Keeping our clients up-to-date on their lawsuit’s progress with constant communication

We will usually take injury claims on a “no win – no fee” basis.

Workers Compensation

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:

  • Negotiating with you employer’s workers comp insurer
  • Representing you at Conciliation and Arbitration
  • Helping you to make a claim and completing the Form 2B Notice of Occurrence of Disability
  • Giving you advice as to whether you have a Common Law claim in addition to a workers’ compensation claim.
  • Investigating the circumstances of your accident or injury
  • Collecting and organizing witness statements, police reports, medical documents, and all other paperwork requirements

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.