13 15 15
No win, no fee.

Workers compensation lawyers.

More personal, more compensation.

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 if you decide you need help, our workers compensation lawyers will take care of the whole process for you, backed by our no win fee, no disbursements guarantee.

Call for FREE advice
Worker With Injured Arm from Work Accident Seeking Compensation

No win no fee guarantee.

Find out where you stand.

Over 99% success rate.

Maximum compensation.

Two Workers on Work-Site After Being Injured in a Work Accident

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 match you with a specialist workers compensation lawyer.
  • We’ll build a personal relationship with you and your family to make sure we understand the true impact of your injuries.
  • We’ll look beyond the obvious to make sure you get more compensation.
  • And we’ll apply to IRO (the Independent Review Office) for funding to cover our fees so that there’s no cost to you.

Your workers compensation claim is in safe hands with Law Partners – Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

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

New claim icon

New claims.

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

TPD claim rejected by Insurer

Existing claims and disputes.

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

Lump sum settlements.

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

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.

Learn more about:

Call 13 15 15 for free expert legal advice or

Request a callback

What can I claim?

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 Payment NSWDescription
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 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.

Tell us about your claim.

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

Help Understanding TPD Entitlements icon

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.

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.

Regina's story

I was assaulted at work

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

I shouldn't be alive after my accident

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

We didn't know what was going to happen to us.

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.

Our workers compensation lawyers are backed by a team of specialists including paralegals, medico-legal experts, forensic accountants and barristers. So you’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

Chantille Khoury bio pic

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.

Get to know Chantille

Peter Naddaf bio picture

Peter Naddaf

Senior Associate

For a client dealing with a serious injury, there’s nothing worse than being kept in the dark without any understanding or knowledge of their claim. That’s why I establish an open communication pathway with every client, to ensure they’re always fully aware of the status and direction of their case.

Get to know Peter

Sarah King bio picture

Sarah King

Solicitor

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.

Get to know Sarah

Mimi Tuco bio picture

Mimi Tuco

Solicitor

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.

Get to know Mimi

Natalie Pawlikowski

Associate

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.

Get to know Natalie

Angy Basal bio picture

Angy Basal

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.

Get to know Angy

Bianca Azzopardi bio picture

Bianca Azzopardi

Solicitor

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.

Get to know Bianca

Andrew Edward-Joy bio picture

Andrew Edward-Joy

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.

Get to know Andrew

Robert Hopper bio picture

Robert Hopper

Senior Associate

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.

Get to know Robert


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 with an insurer, having a lawyer on your side will give you a much better chance of success.

We’ll provide you with free advice, and if you decide to proceed with 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.

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 NSW for injuries that occurred after 21 October, 2019:

Entitlement PeriodEntitlement
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%

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

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

The maximum amount from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 is $2282.90.

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.

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 for you to get full legal representation at no cost to you.

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

PayoutDescription
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 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:

  • A claim can be made up to three years after the accident in some situations (e.g. if you’ve been travelling or you make an honest mistake).
  • 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.
  • 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 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:

  • 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.


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.

Help Understanding TPD Entitlements icon

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

Your workers compensation 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.

Do I have a case?

Our senior lawyers will assess your case for free.


Find out more about Workers Compensation.


Choose Empathy

As a personal injury law firm, we see first-hand every day the psychological damage that a lack of empathy can cause. So we’re committed to promoting more empathy in the world, and sharing stories of the positive impact it can have.

Meet some of the people whose stories inspire us