If you have been injured while you are at work, you may have considered seeing a Personal Injury Lawyer. If you’ve never made a claim for compensation before, you may be unsure as to what is involved or what to expect. You may not know how a Personal Injury Lawyer can help you and how much they will cost. We can help answer some of these questions at Cairns Injury Lawyers. We have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process and we can help you to understand your legal rights.
Who Needs a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Anyone that has been injured at work should consider hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer. Even if you are at fault, if you have been injured at work, travelling to or from work or in any way connected to your work, you have the right to claim statutory compensation through WorkCover’s no fault scheme.
What a Personal Injury Lawyer Does…
The main goal of a Personal Injury Lawyer is to help you receive the maximum compensation for the injuries that you have sustained. Our experienced, knowledgeable team at Cairns Injury Lawyers will help you to understand your rights and guide you through the process with skill and expertise.
What is Workers Compensation?
Workers compensation is a payment that you may receive from WorkCover Queensland as compensation for your work related injury.
How much can I claim?
If you have been injured at work, you will usually be placed on statutory compensation benefits from the time you are injured until you return to work. This will cover medical and rehabilitation costs associated with the injury and about 75% to 85% of your salary.
If you can prove that your employer was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation through common law. This compensation is usually significantly more than what you would receive through statutory compensation. Cairns Injury Lawyers can offer you advice on whether to accept WorkCovers statutory lump sum compensation offer or proceed with a common law compensation application. Common Law compensation may provide payment for:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Past medical treatment
- Past care and assistance
- Future loss of wages
- Future medical treatment
- Future care and assistance
How much will a Personal Injury Lawyer cost?
At Cairns Injury Lawyers, we are proud to operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means that you won’t pay anything until you receive compensation. If you don’t win anything from your claim, you won’t pay anything!
Contact us today:
Cairns Injury Lawyers
1/15 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870
Ph 4052 0700