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

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 workers compensation 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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If you’ve been injured at work and had any time off or treatment expenses, it’s likely you can claim workers compensation. If you’re not sure, you can call 13 15 15 and speak with one of our Sydney workers compensation lawyers. It’s a free service.

Our workers compensation lawyers have helped thousands of injured workers get their denied claims paid. You can call 13 15 15 and we’ll listen to your side of the story, tell you if you have a strong case and explain your options. If you decide to proceed, we’ll work hard to get your claim approved. We win over 99% of our cases.

We don’t just process claims. With offices around Sydney, Parramatta and Newcastle, we’ll match you with a specialist workers compensation lawyer, build a personal relationship with you and your family, and look beyond your obvious injuries to claim absolutely everything you’re entitled to. Including any lump sums you may not have been told about. This makes a big difference to the amount of compensation you receive.

Yes, you can call us and get free advice over the phone. And if you choose Law Partners to handle your claim, we’ll apply to IRO (the Independent Review Office) for funding to cover our fees so that there’s no cost to you.

Our workers compensations lawyers in Sydney and across NSW are here to help you with:

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New compensation claims.

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

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Existing claims and disputes.

Many clients come to us because they’ve had workers compensation payments or treatment denied.

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Lump sum settlements.

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

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Additional amounts.

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

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What workers compensation payouts and benefits can I claim?

We’ve handled thousands of successful injury claims for our clients. Read our Workers Compensation Payout Guide to learn more about your rights and entitlements.

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

Workers Compensation Payments NSW:
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 NSW is a no-fault scheme, which means you an 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.

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We’ll get to know you.

Our workers compensation lawyer 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 workers compensation and give you our ‘no win no fee’ guarantee. You decide if you want to proceed – there’s no obligation.

Workers compensation success stories.

Regina's story

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.

John's story

A freak work accident suffered years ago completely altered the course of John’s life. He could no longer work, he lost his family, suffered financially and effectively lost the will to live.

Trevor's story

Construction Manager Trevor, who had his life saved by a fast-thinking workmate after a horrific work accident, opens up about being pushed to the edge by his devastating injuries and how he managed to come out the other side.

Workers Compensation claim advice.

You can make a workers compensation claim without using a workers compensation 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.

Even if your case seems straightforward, getting the right legal advice could uncover additional benefits. To learn more, check out our guide Workers Compensation Legal Advice – Our Top Five Tips.

We’ll provide you with free advice, and if you decide to proceed with your claim the workers compensation insurer is responsible for paying your legal costs at the end of your case.

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 our fees if we win, and you receive your lump sum compensation.

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

Entitlement Period Entitlement
Weeks 0-13

Up 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 to 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 years

Weekly payments only available to people with permanent impairment >20%

If your workers compensation claim is denied, 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:

  • The insurer doesn’t consider the person making the claim to be a ‘worker’ (under the legislation).
  • The insurer considers that employment wasn’t the main contributing factor to the injury.
  • It wasn’t ‘reasonably necessary’ to have the medical treatment or to incur other expenses claimed.
  • The insurer has blamed your mental health condition on your transfer, demotion, promotion, performance appraisal, discipline, retrenchment or dismissal or provision of employment benefits.
  • The insurer is of the view that your employer’s actions were reasonable.

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:

  • Request an internal review by the insurer, who must respond within 14 days.
  • Lodge a dispute directly with the PIC.
  • Contact us on 13 15 15 and ask for free legal advice – it may be possible to get legal representation at no cost to you.

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.

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

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

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

Workers compensation claims in NSW should be made within six months of becoming aware of your injury. However, there are exceptions where you can exceed this time limit. For example:

  • A claim can be made up to three years after the injury in some situations (e.g. if you’ve been travelling or you make an honest mistake).
  • If a claim relates to serious and permanent impairment, the claim may still be made after three years, if there’s a reasonable cause for the delay.
  • If a period greater than three years has passed 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 it happened. 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.

You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.

Your workers compensation 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.

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

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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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Sarah King is an Associate at Law Partners. She specialises in Workers Compensation.

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If you truly empathise with your clients and understand what a successful outcome would mean to them, you’ll naturally be driven to succeed. Every client deserves a Solicitor who possesses this natural drive.

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Mimi Tuco


I live by the mantra that nothing great comes without hard work. And this is so true when it comes to personal injury law, as no great outcome can be achieved without putting in the work and building the best possible case.

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

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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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Angy Basal is an Associate at Law Partners. Her speciality practice area is workers compensation.

Angy Basal

Managing Solicitor

I firmly believe that honesty with great client care, is the best recipe for achieving the optimal outcome in every claim. And this is what I strive to achieve for every client.

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Bianca Azzopardi is an Associate at Law Partners. She specialises in Workers Compensation law.

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Senior Associate

My professional approach revolves around client transparency – ensuring clients are informed and always feel comfortable enough to be able to ask any questions or express any concerns. This for me, is a healthy client/solicitor relationship.

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Andrew Edward-Joy

Managing Solicitor

No matter what the case, my main priority is to always act in the best interests of my client, whilst never compromising on client service.

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Robert Hopper is a Managing Solicitor at Law Partners. His speciality practice area is workers compensation.

Robert Hopper

Senior Managing Solicitor

Without doubt, communication is the key to law, particularly when dealing with clients who are in stressful situations. It’s not just about giving good advice but equally, giving that advice in a way that is clear and easy to comprehend.

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Why should I choose a Law Partners workers compensation lawyer?

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

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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 work 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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After an injury that totally removed me from the workforce my future was bleak. I approached several Law companies receiving very little guidance, then I found Law Partners. With my settlement I keep my home and possessions and family intact. I also have good friends for life in the team at Law Partners.

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