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WINNER Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year

Workers Compensation Lawyers.

More personal, more compensation.

We take time to get to know you personally. It’s how we spot the things others don’t, so you get more compensation.

We’re rated 4.9 from 1099 reviews1.

Work-related injuries and illnesses often mean time off work, unplanned expenses and financial stress. But your situation is unique, and your injuries may have led to other health issues and complications. We’ll take time to get to know you personally, identify all your issues and claim everything you’re entitled to. That’s why you’ll get more compensation with Law Partners, Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

What can I claim?

It’s hard enough to cope with an unexpected injury – you shouldn’t have to deal with financial pain too. Depending on your injuries, you may be entitled to payments for lost income, medical expenses, domestic assistance, permanent impairment and future losses. Call us for free advice on how much you can claim.

Common claims include:

If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, you might be entitled to claim workers compensation. Law Partners can help you claim everything you’re entitled to.

If you’ve developed an illness because of your work, you might be entitled to claim workers compensation. Law Partners can help you claim your full entitlements.

If you’ve developed a psychological injury or condition because of your work, you might be entitled to compensation. Our workers compensation specialists have an excellent track record of successful claims for psychological injuries.

If you have a work-related injury that resulted from your employer’s negligence, then you may be able to sue for work injury damages. These lump sums can be substantial, and our workers compensation specialists can advise you over the phone whether you’re likely to have a valid claim.

How it works.

We can start your claim by phone or video call today.

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Our solicitor will ask more questions and get to know you personally to work out everything you’re entitled to by phone, video call or in person.

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We’ll explain how we can claim all your compensation and give you our ‘no win no fee’ guarantee. You decide if you want to proceed – there’s no obligation.

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We win over 99% of our cases and pride ourselves in winning more compensation.

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Frequently asked questions

Workers compensation claims in NSW should be made within six months of the accident or injury.

However, there are exceptions where you can exceed this time limit. For example:

  1. A claim can be made up to three years after the accident in some situations (eg if you’ve been travelling or you make an honest mistake)
  2. If a claim relates to an injury resulting in death or serious and permanent impairment, the claim may still be made after three years, if there’s a reasonable cause for the delay
  3. If it’s been more than three years since the accident then a claim may still be made with SIRA approval

There are also special arrangements if you become aware of an injury a long time after the accident. In these cases, the time limit for workers compensation claims starts from the time you become aware of your injury and the reasons for it.

After your claim is submitted by your employer, the insurer has 14 days to notify you whether:

  1. Your claim is accepted
  2. There’s not enough information to make a decision and they need more time
  3. Your claim is denied

If your claim is accepted, you should start receiving payments straight away.

The following table summarises the weekly workers compensation payments in NSW you may be eligible to claim for injuries that have occured after 21 October, 2019:

Entitlement PeriodEntitlement
Weeks 0-13Up to 95% of pre-accident earnings
Weeks 14-130 (no work capacity)Up to 80% of pre-accident earnings
Weeks 14-130 (some work capacity*)Up to 80% of pre-accident earnings (payments increase to 95% if working 15 hours per week and earning at least $200 per week)
Weeks 141-260 (no work capacity)Up to 80% if no work capacity is likely to continue indefinitely
Weeks 141-260 (some work capacity*)Weekly benefits stop for most, some exceptions apply
After 5 yearsWeekly payments only available to people with WPI** >20%

*Able to return to suitable employment but not pre-injury employment

**WPI is whole person impairment – a scale used to measure the extent of your injuries

The maximum weekly compensation amount is capped and indexed in April and October each year.

The maximum amount from 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021 is $2,242.40

There are two ways you can get a workers compensation lump sum settlement:

Permanent impairment payoutA lump sum compensation payout to cover a permanent impairment as a result of a work-related injury or illness.
Work injury damages payoutAlso known as a common law claim, this is a lump sum payout for damages if your injury was caused by your employer’s negligence.

If your workers compensation claim is rejected, there are options open to you to dispute the decision. The insurer that has denied your claim must notify you in writing of their reasons for the denial and provide information on the next steps available to you.

Here are some examples of common disputes:

  1. The insurer doesn’t consider the person making the claim to be a ‘worker’ (under the legislation)
  2. The insurer considers that employment wasn’t the main contributing factor to the injury
  3. It wasn’t ‘reasonably necessary’ to have the medical treatment or to incur other expenses claimed

On 1 March 2021, the Personal Injury Commission (PIC) became the central body for resolving all workers compensation disputes.

If you have a dispute with an insurer, here are some options:

  1. Request an internal review by the insurer, who must respond within 14 days
  2. Lodge a dispute directly with the PIC

You can call Law Partners on 13 15 15 and we’ll provide free advice over the phone, including whether you’re entitled to legal representation at no cost to you

You can claim workers compensation without using a lawyer. However, every workers compensation claim is different, and it can be hard to know if you’re getting everything you’re entitled to. It’s also common for insurers to deny part or all of a compensation claim. Our workers compensation lawyers can review your claim and make sure you receive your full entitlements. If you find yourself in a dispute with an insurer, having a lawyer on your side will give you a much better chance of success.

Law Partners will provide you with free advice, and in NSW we can often get all your legal costs covered by IRO (the Independent Review Office) so that there’s no cost to you.

We’ll apply to IRO (the Independent Review Office) for funding on your behalf, and this may cover all your legal fees. If you’re pursuing legal action (such as a work injury damages claim), we’ll offer to work on a no win no fee basis, so you only need to pay us if you win.

NSW legislation stipulates the fees lawyers can charge to assist with your claim. Law firms can’t charge a percentage of your compensation – they must charge an hourly rate, or a fixed fee for each service they provide to you. We’ll carefully explain our fixed fee cost structure to you in a costs agreement, to make sure you’re completely comfortable with it, prior to starting work on your claim.

Caring for our clients drives everything we do – that’s why thousands of Australians every year choose Law Partners.

  • We’ll match you with a lawyer who specialises workers compensation claims like yours.
  • We’ll build a personal relationship with you and your family to make sure we understand the true impact of your injuries.
  • Your workers comp team will check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case.
  • We win over 99% of our cases and pride ourselves in winning more compensation.

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Our compensation specialists.

With Law Partners, you don’t just get a personal injury specialist – you get a lawyer who specialises in workers compensation claims just like yours. So, you’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

Chantille Khoury is a Principal at Law Partners. She specialises in motor accident injury, public liability and workers compensation.

Chantille Khoury

Principal

Many lawyers have the technical ability to run a successful case but being able to connect with your client through a personal approach is what separates the great lawyers from the good lawyers. And it’s this combination that my team and I bring to every case.

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Natalie Pawlikowski is a Senior Associate at Law Partners. Her speciality practice area is workers compensation.

Natalie Pawlikowski

Managing Solicitor

I strive to always deliver a level of client care that I’d want for my family if they needed compensation. And it starts with communication and using plain language that’s easy for my clients to understand.

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Our clients are at the heart of everything we do.

4.9 star rating from hundreds of Google reviews.

I can highly recommend Law Partners for Personal Injury Insurance. My lawyer Ivana Moconja worked endlessly on my very complicated case, she kept never gave up pushing my case forward with so much determination and persistency with both my insurance companies.

The communication was wonderful, Ivana kept me updated every step of the way with her progress and letting me know of how the case was going, she is great with her communication and was determined for a great outcome for me.

Without Ivana I would not have been able to deal with the 2 Insurance Companies, to win against the two insurance companies shows me or anybody else what a strong and brilliant lawyer she is.

From day one, I felt so comfortable communicating with her and knew I could trust her and believe she’d win my case.

Thank you Ivana for taking my case on, winning it, and making me feel I had a close bond with you throughout this. I truly value you, your help and will forever be thankful for helping me.

You’re truly an amazing lawyer!

Aileen Lewer gave Law Partners a
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My husband and I spoke with James David. He patiently listened to our situation and was very understanding, asked the right questions and gave us various options to consider.

Thankfully, with James’ advice and support I was able to come to a financial settlement with the concerned party without the need to pursue it legally.

James still supported us through that process even though we hadn’t formally engaged Law Partners.

James was very responsive the whole time and communicated clearly and empathetically. I wouldn’t hesitate engaging James in future should the need arise and would recommend Law Partners. If you think you have a claim it’s certainly worth giving them a call.

Amie Charlett gave Law Partners a
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Incredible law firm. I have been with them from the very beginning and they have been hugely supportive, with continued open communication throughout the process. Special mention goes out to my lawyer Angy who has helped me navigate through the legalities flawlessly, you are amazing!
Law Partners have delivered the goods and I would highly recommend them to anyone considering any type of legal advice. Hands down 5 star firm. Thanks to the entire team who have been there for me all the way. Extremely happy client!

Brigita Walker gave Law Partners a
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I would like to thank Law Partners so much for all their help and support throughout my claim process . I choose Law Partners because they specialise in Medical Negligence claims.

Elizabeth, James and Airlie were wonderful in working to get the best outcome for me. They kept me up to date throughout the whole process and were very understanding and empathetic during this very difficult and life changing time for me and my family.

I highly recommend Law Partners to anyone needing a good Legal team and again thank them so much.

Meg H gave Law Partners a
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Tanja, Sarah and Jessica have been amazing! Nothing but exceptionally professional and supportive throughout proceedings. Clear communication and superb advice with prompt replies to any questions I may have. Would highly recommend.

Nick gave Law Partners a
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Antonela was accommodating, reassuring and simply just kind and considerate. She made me feel as if I was making the right decision by moving forward and contacting them for help. I can’t thank you enough.

Keesh Buckley gave Law Partners a
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I’m writing to express my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for your highly professional and incredibly competent services.
The help, support and guidance I’ve had from Angy Basal has been second to none! Not only has my injury claim taken place whilst I had to move back overseas, but it was negotiated and mediated seamlessly though-out, even being in complete opposite time zones! Making the seemingly impossible, possible..I will forever be grateful for your determination and kindness, thank you so much Angy!

Hannah Nicol gave Law Partners a
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I just wanted to say thank you for everything Law Partners have done for my family and I over the last 18 or so months. Thank you so much for handling our case with the utmost professionalism and thank you for always being just a phone call or email away to answer our questions and give us a great result.

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