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More personal, more compensation.

If you have a work-related injury or illness you may be entitled to WorkCover.

It costs nothing to find out how much you can claim or get advice on an existing claim. And when you choose Law Partners, your WorkCover lawyer will take time to get to know you personally and uncover all your entitlements. So you’ll get more compensation with Law Partners on your side.

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But your situation is unique, and your your injuries may have led to other health issues and complications. For example, a knee injury can cause a limp, leading to a back injury.

We’ll match you with a specialist WorkCover lawyer, build a personal relationship with you and your family, and look beyond your obvious injuries to claim everything you’re entitled to. This can make a big difference to the amount of compensation you receive.

Our WorkCover lawyers in Melbourne and across Victoria are here to help you with:

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New claims.

If you’re in the early stages of a claim, it costs nothing to get advice from one of our WorkCover lawyers.

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Existing claims and disputes.

Many clients come to us because they’ve had entitlements or treatment denied by insurers.

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Lump sum settlements.

We’ve negotiated thousands of WorkCover settlements for our clients, and we win over 99% of our cases.

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Additional amounts.

Our WorkCover lawyers will tell you if you can make additional claims for compensation or lump sums on top of your workers compensation benefits.


What can I claim?

If you’re injured at work in Victoria, the following table outlines the weekly payments, medical expenses and lump sum payouts you may be eligible to claim:

Workers Compensation Payment Description
Weekly payments

These are payments to compensate you for lost income while you’re off work.

Medical expenses

Payment of your medical, hospital, ambulance, rehabilitation (including home help) and travel expenses.

Permanent impairment payout

A lump sum compensation payout to cover permanent impairment as a result of work-related injury or illness.

Work Injury Damages payout

Also known as common law claim, this is a lump sum payout for damages if your injury was caused by your employer’s negligence.

The workers compensation scheme in Victoria is a no-fault scheme, which means you can make a claim regardless of who was at fault for your accident.

If you’ve made a claim and had payments denied or cut off, there’s no cost to have one of our workers compensation lawyers provide advice over the phone.


Getting started.

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Tell us about your claim.

Speak to one of our friendly solicitors today and find out if you can claim.

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We’ll get to know you.

Our solicitor will ask more questions and get to know you personally to work out everything you’re entitled to.

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We’ll offer to start your claim.

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.


Watch our clients’ inspirational stories.

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Former nurse Regina suffered a horrific work assault that turned her world completely upside down. Her drive to regain control of her life is nothing short of inspiring.

Pedro's story

Pedro sustained a traumatic brain injury after a terrible fall at work. His strength and determination to get his life back on track is remarkable.

Terry’s story

A horrible 5 metre fall left former chef Terry with the unenviable decision to battle through infection or amputate his leg.


You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.

Your WorkCover lawyer is backed by a team of specialists including paralegals, medico-legal experts, forensic accountants and barristers. Your team will work hard for you, check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case. You’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

Rhiannon Templeton

General Counsel

It is important to ensure my clients are comfortable when dealing with me, which I encourage by establishing open lines of communication for them with me and my team. My role is to make people feel supported, understood, and secure in the knowledge that we’re working to achieve the best outcome possible.

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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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Tahnee Parlby is a Senior Paralegal at Law Partners. Her practice area is Motor Accident Injury.

Tahnee Parlby

Senior Paralegal

My professional philosophy is always ensuring the client is well informed. Navigating the compensation system can be daunting without the appropriate guidance, which is why I always make myself available to answer any questions throughout the claims process.

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Lydia Wheatley is a Managing Solicitor at Law Partners. Her practice area is Motor Accident Injury and Personal Injury.

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Practice Group Leader

The best thing about being a personal injury solicitor is also the thing that drives and motivates me to be the best I can be and that’s the opportunity and ability to positively change the life of someone in need.

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Shane Butcher is a Principal at Law Partners. He specialises in medical negligence, public liability and TPD.

Shane Butcher

Principal

With over 15 years’ experience in personal injury law on my side, I’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of injured people and their families claim all the compensation they’re entitled to.

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Harry Christofides is a Senior Solicitor at Law Partners. His practice area is Personal Injury Law.

Harry Christofides

Senior Solicitor

Striving to secure maximum compensation should be a given. For me, the measure of a great personal injury solicitor is the ability to truly understand the impact of the client’s injury in order to ultimately help them get their life back on track.

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Frequently asked questions.

You can make a claim without using a workers compensation lawyer, or a ‘workers comp lawyer’ as they’re often called. 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 over your claim, having a lawyer on your side will give you a much better chance of success.

We’ll provide you with free advice. If you decide to proceed with your claim we’ll recover as much of your legal costs as we can from the insurer, and you’ll only need to pay the gap after you’ve received your compensation.

If we find that you’re entitled to Permanent Impairment or Work Injury Damages lump sum payments, we’ll work on a no win no fee, no disbursements basis, so you’ll only need to pay us if we win, and you receive your lump sum compensation.

The following table summarises the weekly workers compensation payments you may be eligible to claim in Victoria.

Entitlement Period Entitlement
Weeks 0-13 (returned to work)

95% of pre-injury average weekly earnings, up to $2570, minus what you currently earn at work.

Weeks 0-13 (not yet returned to work)

95% of pre-injury average weekly earnings, up to $2570.

Weeks 14-130 (returned to work)

80% of your pre-injury average weekly earnings, up to $2570, minus 80% of what you currently earn at work. If your PIAWE include overtime this drops off after 52 weeks.

Weeks 14-130 (not yet returned to work)

80% of your pre-injury average weekly earnings, up to $2570. If your PIAWE include overtime this drops off after 52 weeks.

After 130 weeks (no work capacity)

80% of your pre-injury average weekly earnings, up to $2570. If you have no capacity for any work this is likely to continue indefinitely.

After 130 weeks (some work capacity)

Weekly payments may continue if you meet all of these criteria:

  • have returned to work
  • are working at least 15 hours per week earning at least $220 per week
  • your work related injury or illness means it’s unlikely you’ll be able to work any more than this in the future

Payments: 80% of your pre-injury average weekly earnings, up to $2570, minus 80% of what you currently earn at work.

Lump sum compensation entitlements are outlined in a separate FAQ (below).

If your claim is denied and you want to dispute the decision, here are some options:

  • Ask your WorkSafe agent to have the decision reviewed by a senior person that wasn’t involved in the original decision.
  • Contact the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service and ask them to help resolve the dispute.
  • Contact us on 13 15 15 and ask for free legal advice.

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

Payout Description
Permanent impairment payout

A lump sum compensation payout to cover a permanent impairment as a result of a work-related injury or illness.

Work injury damages payout

Also known as common law claim, this is a lump sum payout for damages if your injury was caused by your employer’s negligence.

To learn more about permanent impairment lump sum payments, you can refer to our whole person impairment compensation calculator and guide.

To find out of you qualify for a Work Injury Damages payout, you can call 13 15 15 and get free legal advice from a workers compensation lawyer.

Workers compensation claims in Victoria should be reported to your employer within 30 days of the accident or injury.

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

  • You didn’t report it due to being unaware of this requirement, or by mistake
  • You were under undue influence or duress
  • You were absent from Victoria
  • To avoid prejudice to your employer caused by your delay
  • If there’s any reason why it would be unjust not to accept your claim

There are other important time limits to be aware of, so it’s best to call us as soon as possible after your accident.

For most claims, you’ll receive a liability decision on your claim from WorkSafe within 28 days. If your claim includes a work-related mental injury, your entitlement to provisional payments will be determined within five business days.

Your WorkSafe agent will let you know in writing if your claim has been accepted and the amount of the weekly payments you’re entitled to.


Why should I choose Law Partners?

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 workers compensation lawyer who specialises in claims like yours.

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We’ll build a personal relationship with you and your family to make sure we understand the true impact of your injuries.

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Your workers compensation team will check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case.

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

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Our senior lawyers will assess your case for free.


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