If you’ve been injured at work, the prospect of dealing with our workers compensation system can be quite daunting. You might just want to know what your rights are and what lies ahead for you when you’ve been injured, what obligations you have and what you are entitled to expect from your employer and its insurer. We are happy to sit down with you to explain all of these things in clear and simple terms, and will do so free of charge.
If your employer has disputed your treatment expenses, or threatened to cut off or reduce your payments of compensation, we can help.
Do you have a right to lump sum compensation? What is the difference between this and a payment that is offered to you in “full settlement” or for a “full release”? You may have rights and entitlements you’re not aware of, and we can tell you about these and help you to obtain them. Accepting a lump sum offered to you by an insurer, or signing a document in return for such a payment can have far more serious consequences than you might imagine. What rights do you lose, what are the tax consequences, what amounts have to be paid out of what you receive? Will you still be able to rely on social security benefits if you need to?
In many cases you may just need some simple advice which we can provide free of charge. If you need representation, if you become involved in workers compensation tribunal proceedings, or if you simply want to put an end to the workers compensation nightmare and settle your claim, we can help.
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