Accidents that happen at work can be hard to navigate, especially if you haven’t experienced one before. However, depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim.
But one of the first things you may ask yourself is, ‘Do I need a lawyer for workers’ compensation or work injury claim?’ or ‘How do I find great workers’ compensation or great work injury lawyers in Perth?’
Here we explain more about how to recognise when workers’ compensation applies, whether you need a lawyer, and how to find the best work injury lawyers in Western Australia.
What is workers’ compensation, and when does it apply?
Most employers are insured for Workers’ Compensation which is a no-fault compensation scheme. The scheme requires employers to provide financial assistance to workers if they are injured at work.
Workers’ compensation includes financial assistance to replace your wages whilst you can’t work, as well as providing medical benefits and vocational rehabilitation assistance.
Depending on your circumstances – apart from your workers’ compensation entitlements – you may also have the right to claim damages from your employer for breach of duty of care.
Do I need a lawyer for workers compensation?
The short answer is yes.
While it is possible to manage a claim on your own, there are advantages to hiring legal counsel to represent you.
Worker’s compensation may seem simple, but it is one of the most complex and technical areas of personal injury law. Without a lawyer, you may unknowingly make a decision that could result in a loss of your total entitlement to compensation.
Without proper legal advice, your claim might settle for far less than it is worth, or it will result in forever ending your ability to pursue a claim for damages.
Our work injury lawyers will break down the legal process and explain it to you in a simple, easy to understand way. They’ll also work closely with you to gather evidence to support your case and can communicate with the insurance companies on your behalf.
What should I look for in a lawyer?
Before choosing a workers’ compensation lawyer, here are some factors to think about:
- Is the lawyer licensed?
- Is the lawyer from Western Australia, and do they have experience in the unique local Western Australian workers’ compensation and personal injury law?
- Have you researched and checked reviews of the lawyer and the law firm they work for?
- Evaluate if the lawyer is a good fit for you:
- Can they answer every question you ask?
- Do they make you feel confident and give you a good feeling?
- Do you think they are overestimating your claim to try and hook you in, or are they being honest about their views of your claim?
Why choose Stephen Browne Personal Injury Lawyers?
Our legal experts here at Stephen Brown Personal Injury Lawyers have decades of experience in many areas of Western Australian workers’ compensation and work injury law. We are passionate about achieving the best outcomes for our clients, and we work hard to ensure we achieve the best result for your claim.
We promise to provide you with straightforward, frank advice to ensure you understand your claim and entitlements throughout the entire legal process.
The best work injury lawyers in Western Australia
Experience the very best workers’ compensation lawyer services in Perth, Western Australia, with a team that is passionate about transparency, communication and creating safer places to work.
To discuss your workplace injury claim, contact the team today.