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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 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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But your situation is unique, and your 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.

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 everything you’re entitled to. This can make a big difference to the amount of compensation you receive.

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 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.

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.


What can I claim?

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:

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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 Victoria 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.

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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.


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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.

Angy Basal

Associate

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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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.

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Peter Naddaf

Managing 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Robert Hopper

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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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 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 PeriodEntitlement
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:

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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?

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.

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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.

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.


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