If you’ve been injured at work, or on the way to or from work, and the injury has resulted in a degree of permanent impairment, you will be entitled to a lump sum of compensation for your injury from WorkCover. But one of the most important things you should do is get good legal advice before you accept any offer.
If you accept a lump sum offer from WorkCover, it usually means you abandon any rights to common law damages. The amount injured workers recover for common law damages is often many times more than the offer of lump sum compensation.
The degree of permanent impairment as a result of an injury is often underassessed by WorkCover doctors. The lower the assessment, the lower the offer. We can help you to maximise the amount of compensation you recover for your work injury.
Sometimes injured workers decide to accept low lump sum offers from WorkCover, because they’ve had a bad experience with WorkCover and they want to end the stress and uncertainty around their claim.
But this is where we can help you. We can support you through the process and make sure you and your family get what you’re entitled to.
If you would like advice about where you stand, please feel free to call us on 1300 302 318 or complete an online enquiry form, and we will call you. We represent all our clients on a no win no fee basis and your initial consultation is free with no obligation.