I’ve been injured on the job. What should I do?
As a cleaner or building maintenance worker you might be faced with many situations that can put you at risk of injury. Lifting heavy equipment and containers, working with chemicals and around slippery surfaces can all result in workplace injuries. If you’ve been injured at work, you’re certainly not alone – we’ve helped hundreds of cleaners claim compensation for their work injuries. Injuries can be the result of accidents or they can start as something minor and get worse over time. If you’re employed by a company or cleaning business it’s important to tell your employer about your injury right away so that a compensation claim can be lodged for you. If you’re unsure about what to do, or whether your employer has lodged a claim for your full entitlements, you can call Law Partners and get advice from one of our specialist workers compensation lawyers – it’s a free call.
What do I do if I’m a sub-contractor?
If you’re a cleaner working as a sub-contractor and you’ve been injured at work, you can make a claim as long as you can show that you were working under the care and control of a “deemed employer”. If you’re not sure how to do this we can help you. Even if you’ve been paid in cash, you may still be eligible to make a workers compensation claim. If you have your own cleaning business and you’re set up as a sole trader with an ABN number, then you might need to make your claim under your own workers compensation insurance policy. If you don’t know if you have a valid workers compensation claim, our specialist workers compensation solicitors can answer your question over the phone, at no cost to you.
What's the claim process?
We make the claim process easy for you.
We get to know you
We'll get to know you personally, listen to your side of the story and give you free advice on your options.
We ask more questions
We'll look beyond the obvious and see if your injuries have led to other complications, to claim everything you're entitled to.
We build the evidence
Led by your lawyer, your dedicated team including hand-picked medical specialists will build strong evidence to maximise your claim.
We pursue your claim
We win over 99% of our cases and we'll fight until you receive the compensation you're entitled to and deserve.
You receive your compensation
Your compensation will be paid into your bank account.
What will it cost me?
There are no upfront costs. We’ll provide free claim advice, we’ll cover all the costs to prepare and run your case and we only get paid when you receive your compensation. Also, just like a mobile phone bill, we put a cap on our fees so there are no nasty surprises at the end of your claim. You should feel comfortable that you can speak to your lawyer any time, without worrying about the cost getting out of control.
Where can I find a work accident injury expert in my area?
Law Partners is Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm, and we have 25 local offices.
We have solicitors and legal teams who specialise in workers compensation claims.
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If you don't live close to one of our offices we can provide free advice over the phone, and we can represent you without you having to leave your home. Call 13 15 15 speak to a specialist.
What compensation benefits could I be entitled to?
- Income loss – Weekly payments to cover lost income as a result of your inability to work.
- Medical expenses – Payment of reasonable / necessary treatment expenses.
- Travel expenses – Payment of reasonable and necessary travel expenses.
- Domestic assistance – The cost of home help while you’re injured.
- Permanent impairment – A lump sum payment to compensate you for a permanent injury.
Pain and suffering – A lump sum payment to compensate you for your pain and suffering.
Can I get education or training assistance?
If you need to upgrade your skills in order to return to work, education or training assistance is available to help improve your readiness for work with the same employer or a new employer. You may be able to claim for expenses such as course fees, text books and travel.