Workers Compensation Western Australia (WA)
What is Workers Compensation?
If you are injured at work in Western Australia, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries under the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981.
There is also cover for people who are traveling to or from work and also in connection with their employment.
If your employer or other person is found to have negligently caused your injuries, you may be able to seek common law damages independent of the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981.
There are stringent guidelines - contact Legal Injury today to discuss whether your claim meets these thresholds.
When Can I Claim?
You must lodge a claim as soon as is reasonably possible after sustaining the work related injury.
You must advise your employer as soon as possible of the injury. An injury claim must be lodged by your employer to the insurance company within three (3) days of receiving the completed claim form.
Once your claim is accepted, you will be eligible to receive weekly compensation.
What may I be Entitled To?
If you are injured at work, you may be entitled to -
- Loss of earnings
- Reasonable medical expenses
- Reasonable rehabilitation
- Lump sum entitlements
Lump sum Compensation
If you have sustained a personal injury you could be entitled to lump sum compensation, irrespective of fault or responsibility. You should contact Legal Injury today for advice on your particular circumstances and entitlements.
If the injury was sustained as a result of negligence of your employer or another party you may be able to pursue a claim in common law, although there are thresholds and time limits to be considered. You should contact Legal Injury for advice on your situation today.