I’ve been injured on the job. What should I do?
As a nurse or an aged care worker you’re faced with many situations, such as patient handling, that can put you at risk of injury. We understand that you work in an environment where you need to deal with situations as they arise and you can’t always be prepared for them. But getting injured is not part of your job, so if you’re suffering from pain or an injury that has resulted from your work in nursing or aged care, you should notify your employer right away so that a workers compensation claim can be lodged. Once you have done that, it’s a good idea to talk to a specialist workers compensation lawyer who has experience with claims similar to yours, to get a better understanding of your entitlements.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
As a nurse or aged care worker you’re regularly in situations that can cause physical injuries, but these injuries don’t necessarily happen as a result of an accident – they can occur over time. Many injuries result from incidents like lifting a patient after a fall, especially when patient lifting equipment isn’t available, and other situations where your own safety is compromised. We also understand that issues like back pain can get gradually worse over a long period of time – but with the right medical evidence this can be linked to work-related activities. At law Partners we have extensive experiencing helping nurses and aged care workers claim compensation, and our specialist lawyers are available to provide free advice over the phone on what you can claim.
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 that 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.
Are there time limits for treatment I can claim for?
The length of time the insurer has to pay for your treatment costs is dependent on your level of whole person impairment (WPI).
If your level of WPI has not been assessed, the insurer will pay for treatment for at least two years from the date of your injury or two years from the last date you received weekly benefits (whichever is later).
Once your level of WPI is assessed, this entitlement may be extended depending on the extent of your impairment.
What's a section 74 notice?
The insurer is not required to simply accept and pay for your claimed injuries without question. If it’s not prepared to admit liability, it can issue you with a notice under section 74 of the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 (NSW) and deny liability for your claim.