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Workers compensation lawyers Melbourne.

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 when you choose Law Partners, your workers compensation lawyer will take time to get to know you personally and uncover all your entitlements.

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Speak to our team. 8400 3100

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Opening hours.

Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5.30pm. Sat-Sun By appointment

Getting here.

Our Melbourne office is located in the heart of Melbourne’s legal precinct on Lonsdale Street, a short walk from Flagstaff Station.

Level 11, 456 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Meet our workers compensation Melbourne team.

Your workers compensation lawyer is backed by a team of specialists including paralegals, medico-legal experts, forensic accountants, and barristers. We’ll make sure we understand the full impact of your injuries, support you through the legal process, and help you claim absolutely everything you’re entitled to.

You’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

But your situation is unique, and 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.

At Law Partners, our specialist workers compensation lawyers in Melbourne look beyond the obvious to help maximise your claim. We bring our expertise to every case, managing WorkCover and WorkSafe Victoria processes on your behalf, so you can focus on recovering with extra peace of mind.

Our workers compensation 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 Melbourne workers compensation 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 workers compensation and WorkCover settlements for our clients, and we win over 99% of our cases.

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Additional amounts.

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


What workers compensation can I claim in Victoria?

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:

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

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

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

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

Victoria’s WorkCover insurance is no-fault workers compensation 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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne workers compensation lawyers today and find out if you can claim.

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We’ll get to know you.

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


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We’re rated 4.9 from 1095 reviews on Google.

What can I say? Absolutely amazing support and results from Lydia and her team at Law Partners. Dealing with an accident claim since 2019 and have had nothing but the best service.

I’d like to thank Lydia and the team for going above and beyond through the whole process of the claim. This will definitely help with the process of getting back on track with life after a traumatic accident.

Thank you again.

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I would like to thank Law Partners for all their help and support through out my claim. Every member of Law Partners from start to finish were so helpful, and went above and beyond keeping me updated and well informed of any changes.

Very professional team that kept my best interest and what would be best for me at all times in mind. Cannot thank them enough; would highly recommend them in an instant.

Made me feel like part of their family. Thanks for everything again guys.

Adam Gollnitz gave Law Partners a
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I am lucky enough to have Angy Basal and Georgia McPherson on my side all the way through to my worker compensation claim. Since they took over my case, I never worried about legal side. Very professional and very easy to reach and understand a situation really well and finally they have won a legal battle with my insurer.

I will highly recommend Law Partners to those who are struggling with legal battles with insurance or with their employer. Thanks very much for treating me with dignity and respect.

Zulqarnain Ahmad gave Law Partners a
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Chantille and Scarlett made this whole experience for me as smooth as something like this could be. They were very quick to respond to my questions or concerns and were very up front about the costs involved. I would recommend them.

Peter gave Law Partners a
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I am very pleased with the services provided by Law Partners and would highly recommend their service. Minaa and Vicky are incredibly professional and are ready to go beyond expectations. Thank you very much.

Minaa is an incredible Lawyer with patience and compassion and always has a sense of urgency in responding to queries. Communication was always clear and professional and I have always felt looked after.

Initially I was hesitant to go down a legal matter but my experience with Law Partners has made me feel very supported. Minaa and Vicky have worked hard to ensure a best possible outcome on my behalf to settle my case. I am very grateful for all the efforts made from the team and a special thank you to Minaa and Vicky.

Vida G gave Law Partners a
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I truly can’t thank the team at Law Partners enough. The amazing work that Jennifer and her team and Elyse and her team are doing for me is appreciated beyond what I can convey here in a short review.

The friendly, thorough and professional manner in which they’ve all approached my case has helped me tremendously during this difficult period in my life.

Adam gave Law Partners a
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Very satisfied with the outcome of my claim. Gillian, Melissa and all staff I dealt with during my case were professional and caring and did an amazing job dealing with an insurance company to get my compensation payout. So glad I chose Law Partners.

Jacquilyne T gave Law Partners a
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​Thank you for the final paperwork and the transfer of funds into my account. After my car accident I was advised by my grandson’s girlfriend who is a solicitor, to get the services of a compensation law firm. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your company to anyone who might need a law firm in the future.

D Barnes gave Law Partners a
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I came to Law Partners because they specialise in compensation. My lawyer made me feel very comfortable and gave fantastic advice. I am 110% satisfied with the result, I got a better result than expected after following my lawyer’s advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending Law Partners to others.

Marseill W gave Law Partners a
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I came to Law Partners to pursue a compensation claim and I found their delivery of service excellent and efficient. They constantly kept me up to date with the progress of my claim. I couldn’t imagine finding a better solicitor to handle my claim.

Janette C gave Law Partners a
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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.

Derek H gave Law Partners a
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I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to my solicitor and the other Law Partners’ staff who assisted my children and myself since our car accident in 2012. I am certain that any positive and useful result would not have been achieved without your efforts, assistance and dedication to our cases.

Kylie J gave Law Partners a
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Thank you and all your staff for the help you have provided in these trying times. I was feeling pretty negative about my future but after my first meeting with my lawyer I knew I had someone on my side who really wanted to help me. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending you to anyone who needs your services.

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I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Law Partners for their services. The outcome was excellent and right from the first meeting to the last, Law Partners made the whole process feel seamless and effortless! I was pretty uncertain at first choosing a lawyer but so glad I chose Law Partners.

Shani D gave Law Partners a
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I just wanted to say thank you for everything Law Partners have done for my family and I over the last 18 or so months. Thank you so much for handling our case with the utmost professionalism and thank you for always being just a phone call or email away to answer our questions and give us a great result.

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WorkCover FAQs.

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 Melbourne?

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 match you with a Melbourne workers compensation lawyer who specialises in Victorian WorkCover 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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Our Melbourne 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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