At Monaco Compensation Lawyers (MCL) we have a team of highly trained lawyers who deal only with Commonwealth workers compensation (Comcare) claims.

This practice group is supervised by senior lawyers who are accredited as specialists in personal injury law and have many years of experience in this field.
We are dedicated to supporting our clients at every stage of the process, from the initial consultation through to a resolution. We note that the expenses of preparing a claim can cause great concern, so we cover all expenses.

Common Questions

Do I have a Comcare Claim?

The Commonwealth workers compensation scheme (“Comcare”) covers employees of Federal Government Departments, employees in the ACT public sector and some national companies who are licensees under the Comcare system. Licensees include companies such as Australia Post, Commonwealth Bank, DHL, Linfox, National Australia Bank, Optus, StarTrack, Telstra, TNT and Wilson Security.

If you have been injured at work, as a result of or during work activities, you will likely be eligible to make a workers compensation claim under the Commonwealth Compensation System. Benefits of this system are available regardless of who was at fault. The benefits extend to:

  • Casual employees
  • Full time and part time employees
  • People who may be deemed to be workers

If you are unsure or just want to find out about your rights, contact Monaco Compensation Lawyers ('MCL') for a free consultation on 1300 769 665 or use this contact form.

What do I do if I have been hurt at work or during work hours?

There are several steps you should take if you have been hurt at work, including:

  • Get medical attention right away, even if your injuries appear to be minor;
  • Notify your employer as soon as possible of your workplace accident and/or injury;
  • Ask your treating doctor for a Medical Certificate for Compensation; and
  • Complete a Workers Compensation Claim form which your employer is required to provide on request.

To avoid losing your right to claim compensation, it is important to seek prompt legal advice sooner rather than later. Call us for a free consultation today to see how we can help you on 1300 769 665.

How can MCL help me?

MCL specializes in workers compensation. Over the years, we have finalised thousands of claims on behalf of our clients. Our specialist legal team is in constant contact with our panel of medical and other experts, who assist us in investigating and preparing our clients’ claims. Following the initial conference, our lawyers will:

  • Evaluate your potential entitlements, including statutory and/or common law claims;
  • Gather necessary evidence, such as records relating to your employment, vocational history;
  • Help you prepare the necessary documents to put the insurer on notice of your claim;
  • Obtain all the necessary medical and other expert evidence in support of your claim;
  • Request Comcare or the insurer review their decision if your claim is declined
  • File an Application for Review in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • Ensure that you receive thorough and comprehensive advice at every stage of your claim, including telephone conferences, conciliation and AAT hearings and;
  • Ensure you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve to ease your pain and suffering

Can I get free advice over the phone?

At MCL, our lawyers are more than happy to provide you with free initial advice over the phone. In fact, you will be able to speak to one of our specialists the very first time you call our offices.

After your free initial phone consultation with one of our lawyers, we can arrange an appointment with you at any of our offices.

In some cases, we understand that it may be difficult for you to travel. In this situation, we can always arrange a home or hospital visit.

Things you need to know about the claims process

Under the Commonwealth compensation system, Comcare acts as the insurer for Federal and ACT government employees as well as regulating the Commonwealth workers compensation system. Some national employees are licensees under this system and are either self-insured or have an external insurer.


If Comcare or the insurer have determined they are not liable for a claim, there is a 30-day time limit to request they reconsider their determination. If Comcare or the insurer maintain their decision there is a 60-day time limit to commence proceedings in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

What compensation am I entitled to under the law?

The law allows you to recover compensation with respect to the following:

  • Incapacity payments for loss of earnings;
  • Medical expenses;
  • Traveling expenses;
  • Rehabilitation expenses;
  • Permanent impairment in certain circumstances or
  • Further compensation where there was negligence involved

The aim of the law is to put a monetary value on the losses suffered by an injured person. Call us for a free consultation today to discuss your possible entitlements on 1300 769 665.

What else can I claim? Superannuation and TPD

Many superannuation insurance policies provide cover if you are totally and permanently disabled.

Payments under these policies will usually be in the form of a lump sum and are provided on top of any other claims, such as a claim for compensation.

In addition, you may be able to make a claim under a personal insurance policy. For example, you may be able to claim compensation if you have life insurance, income protection insurance, or sickness and accident insurance.

At MCL, we have a team of lawyers who specialise in superannuation, TPD and life insurance claims. They have the skills and experience to determine whether you are covered under these policies.

If you'd like to find out more about making a superannuation or TPD claim , then please call us on 1300 769 665.

Why choose MCL?

MCL is one of Australia’s premier workers compensation law firms.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in handling these kinds of claim. This means that your case will be assessed, valued and prepared expertly and efficiently.

We also know how to navigate your case through the court system in order to get the best possible result for you as quickly as possible.

Our lawyers have the expertise and experience to take on the large insurance companies that usually represent the medical service providers in these claims. Just as importantly, we have the financial muscle to go the distance against the limitless resources of these large insurers.

Our reputation for being tough, experienced and well-prepared means that the insurance companies respect us and are more likely to offer you fair and reasonable compensation for your injury or loss.

We provide a ‘No Win No Fee’ guarantee to all our clients. This means that you only pay us for our work after the successful conclusion of your claim.

Finally, if you entrust your matter to us, you will have your own lawyer, who will always be available to answer your questions and support you through the claims process.

Would you like a free initial consultation with a lawyer who is an expert in Comcare? If so, call us now on 1300 769 665.

What it will cost - No Win No Fee Guarantee

Work-related injuries can often leave scars both physical and psychological. They can also lead to financial hardship. Add to this the pressures and uncertainty of litigation, and it can all be a bit too much. It is for these reasons:

  • We offer No Win No Fee Guarantee;
  • We offer free advice at your initial consultation;
  • We do not charge for any expenses and will cover all expenses including medical reports and court filing fees, unless we successfully resolve your case;
  • Unlike other firms, you do not have to pay us back the money we have spent on your case if you do not win;
  • We provide you with a simple and easy to understand contract before we begin the work; and

We provide a clear estimate of our legal fees before we begin the work.

10 Reasons To Choose Us

20 Years of experience

For 20 years we have been the leaders in the industry. What does it mean for you? Here is a short summary:

  • we are here for the long term;

  • we have the resources to take on large insurance companies;

  • our lawyers are the best in the field.

We are specialists in compensation

Unlike other law firms, we only do compensation claims. Our lawyers are some of the best trained and qualified in the industry. They are able to assume full control of your claim, no matter how complex, and ensure that all work is carried out in a professional and effective manner.

Free advice from a solicitor

Yes, you can get free advice from one of our expert lawyers both on the phone and in person. How does it work? You simply call us and you will be transferred to 1 of our lawyers who will provide you with clear and comprehensive advice free of charge. You can also submit an enquiry online and, again, our written advice to you will be obligation free.

We maximise the value of compensation

We understand that whatever you recover as a result of your claim needs to offset your losses, heartache and pain. Our lawyers are experts at recovering every dollar to which you may be entitled as part of your claim. They have the training and expertise to ensure that no stone is left unturned when preparing your claim. The result – maximum compensation recovered in every case.

We are in for the long haul

Compensation claims can be expensive to run. We have the financial muscle to go the distance against the limitless resources that can be deployed by the insurance companies. If we take your case, we’ll run it on a No Win No Fee basis, so you have nothing to lose.

Award winning law firm

Our achievements have been recognised by a number of awards which the firm has earned over the years. What does it mean for you? It means that you will be dealing with the lawyers who take pride in their work. They work tirelessly to be the best in the industry.

4.6 Star rating on Google

Don’t just take our word for it – look at independent Google reviews from our clients. In fact, we have the highest Google rating within the industry.

Home and hospital visits

We have dealt with severely injured and disabled people over many years and understand that sometimes they find it difficult to travel. That is why we offer a home and/or hospital visit service. Yes, we can arrange for one of our lawyers to come and visit you wherever you are. All you need to do is ask.

No Win No Fee Guarantee

If you have a valid claim, we will offer you a no win no fee contract, which will state in black and white that you are covered by our no-win no figure guarantee. No successful outcome, no fee owing. It is as simple as that.

98% cases won

We have won the majority of over 8000 cases we have taken on, so if we take your case, there is a big chance you will get the compensation you deserve. And if not, there is nothing to lose as we work on No Win No Fee Guarantee basis.

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