A more personal approach to your office injury claim.
Many workplace accidents occur in hazardous environments like construction sites and warehouses, but there are a significant number of accidents that happen in offices or working from home.
We’ve helped many office workers get compensation for work injuries, but we understand your situation is unique, and you’re different from every one of them. Getting you more compensation starts with building a personal relationship with you, to truly understand your situation.
There’s no cost to speak to a workers compensation lawyer, tell your side of the story, and find out how much you can claim.
What can I claim for an office injury?
The amount you can claim for your office injury depends on your whole person impairment (WPI) assessment. Here’s a summary of entitlements:
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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.
|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.
To qualify for a permanent impairment lump sum for an office injury, you’ll need to be assessed as having a WPI of 11% or more. Our specialist workers compensation lawyers can make sure your assessment is done correctly and that you receive your full entitlements, including any lump sums you’re eligible for.
How we can help you.
Here are four ways our workers compensation lawyers can get you more compensation for your office injury:
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.
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.
Peter NaddafManaging Solicitor
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert HopperManaging 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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“It was the best decision I’ve ever made. It’s just good to know that there are people out there who actually care that I’m injured. And that’s what Law Partners is about – they care.”
Frequently asked questions.
Yes, you can. To be successful in your claim you need to prove two things:
- Your injury arose out of the course of your employment.
This means that the accident that caused the injury happened during work hours and at a place (home) which you were expected to be at in connection with your job. So as long as the accident happened during the agreed work hours and your employer approved you to work from home – then you would meet this requirement.
- Employment was a substantial contributing factor.
To meet this requirement you need to prove that if you hadn’t been performing your work duties from home, the accident wouldn’t have occurred.
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.
If you’ve made a workers compensation claim, your employer can’t legally terminate you within the first six months after your injury purely because you’re unfit to resume work.
In NSW, an employer can only terminate an injured worker six months after the date of injury if they’ve met all their obligations to you. But even so, under the NSW Workers Compensation Act, you would still be eligible for benefits and there are still avenues for reinstatement.
Yes, if you’re a casual employee injured at work in NSW, you’re entitled to claim workers compensation. Workers compensation for casual employees is not only limited to citizens and permanent residents. If you’re on a visa that permits you to work in Australia and you’re injured at work, you’re still eligible to claim workers compensation benefits.
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.
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I would like to give a huge sincere thank you to Chantille and her team who helped me with probably the most difficult period of my life, Chantille was caring, honest, thoughtful, understanding and listened to me without judgment and importantly was supportive, I was updated every step of the way and informed of all the proceedings, time frames and possible outcomes.
Chantille was professional and made me feel comfortable at all times, she is caring and worked diligently with me to achieve the best possible outcome, I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. Every person I came in contact with was genuine and eager to assist in every way possible from the receptionists all the way up, absolutely wonderful people.
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Unfortunately The company that I had the injury with are stating they have no information or records or video now of the accident so I have to withdraw my case because of them stating they have no information or records on my case but they’re not telling the truth because it really happened and I can’t fight goliath I’m only the little person needless to say Sarah has been really wonderful in trying to fight goliath for me so if anyone ever needs to have a good representation of a solicitor I recommend this company very very well it’s just a shame I have had to withdraw through the people saying where the accident happened they have no record it never happened but it did.
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