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Worker's Compensation

Being injured at work can be a daunting experience, especially when you’re unable to return to work for an extended period of time.

As the trusted name in law, you can rely on us at D’Angelo Legal to help you get the compensation you deserve when Workers’ Compensation isn’t working out.

WHAT IS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?

Workers’ Compensation, or ‘Workers’ Comp’ is a form of insurance payment to employees if they are injured at work or become sick due to their work. Employers in each state or territory have to take out Workers' compensation insurance to cover themselves and their employees.

Workers’ Compensation is a no fault system. This means if you are injured at work, regardless of the circumstances, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation.

WHO CAN CLAIM?

injuries and medical conditions sustained or aggravated as a result of an accident that occurs in the course of their employment.

Workers and some Contractors are entitled to compensation for injuries and medical conditions sustained or aggravated as a result of an accident that occurs in the course of their employment.

If you have sustained an injury at work then you may be entitled to compensation even if you sustained the injury resulting from your own actions.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Each state has its own Workers’ Compensation system. In Western Australia, there are two possible claims arising from your workplace workers injury:

  • A Negligence claim against your employer or other negligent person (also known as the Common Law); or
  • A Workers’ Compensation Claim against your employer or “deemed” employer (also known as the Statutory Entitlements).

It is important you seek legal advice as soon as possible as there are strict time limits to comply with if you choose to elect Common Law, which is generally 12 months from the date the claim is accepted.

In addition to the time limit for Common Law claims, there are also injury thresholds known as ‘Total Body Impairments’. To elect Common Law you must have injuries that are equal to or greater than 15% Total Body Impairment.

In the event you are out of time or have not sustained injuries greater than 15%, you still may be entitled to the Statutory Entitlements under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981(WA).

We recommend contacting our team at D’Angelo Legal today for a no obligation free first consultation (should you not proceed), to obtain further advice as to whether you qualify to claim at Common Law or to remain on the Statutory Entitlements. We will provide you with our advice and recommendations and discuss the costs and risks involved.

For more information about Workers’ Compensation in Western Australia, visit www.workcover.wa.gov.au

HOW WE CHARGE (FEES)

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At D’Angelo Legal you do not pay any legal fees (except for some disbursements) unless you receive a lump sum settlement. - 'No Win No Fees'.

If you receive a lump sum compensation, the insurer, generally, in addition to your settlement sum, also pays a contribution towards your legal costs (referred to party/party costs).

Our legal fees are charged according to the Scale Rates allowed by the relevant legislation.

For a name you can trust, contact D’Angelo Legal today for a no obligation free first consultation (should you not proceed), to determine your rightful compensation to which you may be entitled.

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