If you have been injured at work, this may result in a life-changing scenario.
Essentially there are two types of legal rights:
1. Statutory claims; and
2. Common law claims
A worker is entitled to a statutory claim and this does not depend upon the issue of "fault". You are entitled to certain benefits including lost income and medical expenses.
If your employer is at fault then you will be entitled to commence a common law claim which includes significant entitlements for pain and suffering, future medical expenses and future lost income. We recommend strongly that you consult a lawyer as early as possible following an injury at work and before you are assessed by WorkCover. By seeking legal advice at an early stage, you will have the best opportunity to achieve the optimum result.
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