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Common Questions

Do I have a claim?

If you have been injured at work, as a result of work or during work activities, you will likely be eligible to make a workers compensation claim.

Employers in New South Wales are required to have compulsory workers compensation insurance for employees in their workplace. Benefits are available under this scheme regardless of who was at fault.

The benefits extend to:

  • Casual employees;
  • Full time and part time employees;
  • Self employed individuals in some cases; and
  • People who may be deemed to be workers.

If you are unsure, or just want to find out about your rights, call us now for a free consultation on 1300 769 665 or use this 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 specialises 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;
  • Liaise with the WorkCover Independent Review Office (WIRO) through which funding for your legal costs can be obtained (our lawyers are approved legal services providers by WIRO);
  • Obtain all the necessary medical and other expert evidence in support of your claim;
  • Lodge a claim with the Workers Compensation Commission ('WCC') in the event of a dispute with the insurer;
  • Ensure that you receive thorough and comprehensive advice at every stage of your claim, including settlement conferences, mediations, court hearings;
  • Ensure you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve to ease your pain and suffering; and
  • Advise you on a potential ‘Work Injury Damages' claim.

It is important to speak with one of our workers compensation lawyers early on. Call us on 1300 769 665 today for a free consultation on your rights.

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 office. Call us on 1300 769 665 for a free consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your options.

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 to help you understand the claim process

In New South Wales, disputes don't go through the courts. There are a number of independent bodies that together manage the no-fault scheme for compensation. Some key points:

  • You may be entitled to compensation even if you were at fault;
  • Legal funding for preparing your claim can be obtained from the Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO). This means that WIRO pays your legal costs and expenses directly to your lawyer and you bear no liability for legal costs;
  • You may have a further claim against your employer if negligence was involved. See our Work Injury Damages section for further information.

If you think you might have a case, call us on 1300 769 665 for a free consultation with one of our lawyers.

What sort of compensation am I entitled to under the law?

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

  • Weekly compensation for loss of earnings;
  • Medical expenses;
  • Travelling expenses;
  • Rehabilitation expenses;
  • Permanent impairment in certain circumstances; and
  • Further compensation where there was negligence involved - Work Injury Damages claims

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/Total and Permanent Disability and WID

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.

In addition to possible superannuation benefits, you may also be able to make a claim for damages against your employer. Such claims are usually referred to as ‘Work Injury Damages’. Your entitlement to make such a claim depends on establishing that your employer was negligent and that you have suffered a significant injury as a result of such negligence. At MCL we have a specialised legal team dealing exclusively with work injury damages claims. Please see our Work Injury Damages page for further information.

Why choose MCL?

MCL is one of Australia’s premier medical negligence 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 medical negligence claims? If so, call us now on 1300 769 665.

Claim Process in 4 Simple Steps

Free consultation
We listen to your story and provide Free Case Assessment and advice on all your potential claims.
Preparation of your claim
We obtain your medical records and consult our medical experts.
Lodging a claim
We lodge a claim with the insurer and manage its progress until final determination.
Additional entitlements/claims
We provide advice regarding additional claims you may have against the employer or a third party.

10 Reasons To Choose Us

No Win No Fee Guarantee

You can afford high quality legal representation without having to pay any upfront costs. We will never charge unless we successfully recover compensation. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you don’t have to reimburse us for any of the legal fees and expenses associated with your case.

Free advice from a solicitor

You can get free advice from one of our expert lawyers both on the phone and or in person. How does it work? You simply call us at 1300 769 665 and you will be transferred to one 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.

98% cases won

We win the overwhelming majority of our cases. Obviously, this doesn’t happen by chance – only hard, diligent work gets results. What does it mean for you? It means that nothing is left to chance and no stone is left unturned in getting you the successful result you deserve.

Award winning law firm

At MCL we take pride in our work and work tirelessly to be the best in the industry. We have been voted Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year 2018 (ACQ5 Global Awards) and Most Outstanding Australian Compensation Law Firm (AI 2019 Excellence Awards).

4.8 Star rating on Google

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

Leaders in our field

For over 20 years MCL has been a leader in the field of compensation law. With 43 offices nationwide, we can deliver our services to you wherever you are. No matter how big or small your claim, we have the expertise to handle it successfully.

We are specialists in compensation

At Monaco, our lawyers are some of the best trained and qualified in the industry. We have a team dealing exclusively with Workers Compensation claims, headed up by an Accredited Specialist. So no matter how complex your claim, we have the expertise to handle it successfully.

Maximum compensation

Don’t let insurance companies pay less than your claim is worth. You deserve substantial compensation for your suffering and it is our responsibility to get it for you. We have the training and expertise to ensure that nothing will be left to chance 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.

Home and hospital visits

We have dealt with injured people over many years and understand that sometimes travelling to see a lawyer can be difficult. This is why we offer our free home and/or hospital visit service. All you need to do is ask!

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