Claims & compensation
To claim the above benefits no one needs to be at fault as long as you were injured in a situation that is covered. For example, while actually undertaking the activities for which you are employed.
In certain circumstances a worker will also be entitled to a common law claim for damages where an injury has arisen as a result of the negligence or fault of a third party or parties.
Additionally, from 1 July 2015 common law claims for damages against an employer have been reintroduced if you are a seriously injured worker. A seriously injured worker is a worker who has been assessed as having a permanent whole person equivalent impairment of at least 30%. A Common Law claim will often give rise to more generous compensation. If you have been injured at work you may be unaware that such a claim is available to you.
Our experienced lawyers will advise you of all options available to you at an initial obligation free consultation.