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Workers’ Comp Lawyers in Sydney

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At The Firm Law Group, we understand the critical importance of workers' compensation in safeguarding the rights and well-being of employees in New South Wales. Workers' compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement, lump sum damages and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment. This system aims to ensure that workers who are injured or become ill due to their jobs receive appropriate medical care and financial support.

Our expertise in handling workers’ compensation claims in NSW is unparalleled. With years of dedicated service, we have honed our skills to offer the best legal support, including dealing with WorkCover in NSW, to ensure our clients receive the right support and compensation.

What is workers' compensation in NSW?

Workers compensation in NSW is a statutory scheme designed to protect workers who suffer injuries or illnesses related to their employment. Under this system, employees are entitled to various forms of compensation, including medical expenses, income support, rehabilitation services and lump sum compensation, without the need to prove fault or negligence on the part of their employer.

Our role is to ensure that you fully understand your legal rights and entitlements under the Workers Compensation Act 1987 and the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998. Our workers’ compensation lawyers provide comprehensive advice and representation to help you navigate the complexities of workers compensation claims, ensuring that you receive the full benefits you are entitled to.

What Can You Claim For?

Under NSW's workers' compensation system, you are entitled to various types of benefits if you have been injured or fallen ill due to your work. These benefits are designed to support you throughout your recovery and return to work. Here's what you can typically claim for:

  • Medical and Treatment Expenses: Coverage for all reasonable and necessary medical, hospital, and rehabilitation expenses related to your work injury or illness.
  • Income Support: Compensation for lost wages if you're unable to work due to your injury or illness. This includes payments for partial loss of earnings if you're able to work only in a reduced capacity.
  • Permanent Impairment Compensation: If your injury results in permanent impairment, you may be eligible for a lump-sum payment.
  • Return to Work Assistance: Support to help you return to work, which may include workplace modifications, retraining, or rehabilitation services.
  • Travel Expenses: Reimbursement for travel expenses incurred to receive medical treatment or attend rehabilitation sessions.
  • Legal Costs: In all cases, your legal costs associated with making a workers compensation claim is covered.

It's important to understand that each claim is unique, and the specific benefits you're eligible for will depend on the details of your case. At The Firm Law Group, we guide you through the process of identifying and claiming all the benefits you're entitled to under the law.

Who Can Make a Claim?

In NSW, any employee who has suffered an injury or illness due to their work can make a workers' compensation claim. This includes full-time, part-time, casual, and temporary workers across various industries such as construction, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. It also covers injuries that occur while travelling for work or during work-related activities.

Even if you are a contractor or a worker in a less traditional employment arrangement, you may still be eligible for compensation under certain conditions. It's crucial to seek legal advice to understand your specific rights and entitlements based on your employment status and industry.

Learn more about what you could be entitled to

Comprehensive Compensation Claim Services

At The Firm Law Group, we provide a range of comprehensive services to assist with your workers compensation claim in NSW. Our services include:

  • Claim Handling: We manage all aspects of your claim process, from initial filing to negotiation and settlement.
  • Legal Advice: Our experts offer tailored legal advice to ensure your rights are protected and you understand every aspect of your claim.
  • Representation: We represent you in all legal proceedings, ensuring the best possible outcome for your case.

Why Choose Us for Your Workers' Compensation Needs?

Our firm stands out with its unique approach to workers' compensation claims. Choose The Firm Law Group for expert guidance and dedicated support in your workers' compensation claim.

No Win No Fee

We charge on a 'No Win, No Fee' basis for common law damages claims, meaning you don't pay unless we win your case.

60 years of experience

Proven Success Rate

Our track record of successful claims speaks to our expertise and dedication.

Client-Centric Focus

We prioritise your needs, providing personalised service and support throughout your claim process.

Our Satisfied Clients

I had the privilege of working with James Charara and I couldn’t be more impressed with his exceptional service. From the very beginning, James demonstrated a strong commitment to being customer-focused. James took the time to listen to my concerns, providing personalized attention that made me feel valued as a client. His politeness and professionalism was truly noteworthy. James consistently treated me with respect and courtesy, creating an atmosphere of trust that put me at ease throughout the legal process. What stood out the most was his responsiveness. Whether it was a quick question or a more complex issue, I always received timely and thorough communication. James proved himself to be not only a skilled legal professional but also a reliable and trustworthy advisor. James attention to detail and dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for my case was truly commendable. I would highly recommend James to anyone seeking legal assistance. It’s rare to find someone who combines legal expertise with such a customer-driven approach.

CM Hawkesbury

Thank you and your law firm for all of your hard work throughout my case over the past few years. Throughout the time you worked on my case, you were kind, patient, supportive and remained professional, you also made me feel heard and that meant a lot to me, through the mediation and dealings with my case. I am very appreciative to have found the best lawyer in Australia and would recommend you to anyone needing to be heard and supported.

FLW

I wish to thank James Chrara and the team at The Firm Law Group, for their perseverance and sincerity in dealing with my motorcycle claim.

I was deeply concerned and worried about what the future held as a result of the injuries I suffered in my motorbike accident.

The insurance company threw up many obstacles, but James and his team were able to overcome them and progress my matter despite the impact on my claim from COVID. The Firm Law Group did not take a backward step.

It has been difficult and uncertain three years but having my claim settled will make a huge difference in my life.

This result will help me move forward and secure my future.

Thank you again I am so very much forever grateful.

I have no hesitation in referring The Firm Law Group’s services to any injured clients, knowing your capabilities and desire to obtain maximum damages for your clients.

Wayne S, QLD

“I couldn’t be happier with the support and representation I received from James Chrara and the team at the Firm Law Group. In 2018 I was the recipient of severe neck and shoulder injuries due to a motor vehicle collision that was not my fault. I originally chose a very well-known, prominent law firm Y believed would have my best interest in mind. After a period of time, with very little progress I felt this was not the case. This lack of progress and communication made me feel as though my best interests were not being looked after and I was not a priority, just another injury claim that they would get around to. After receiving both severe physical and mental trauma the last thing I needed was the added stress of not knowing what was going on with my third-party claim. I lost all confidence in the people representing me. Smallest entity house coming by countryside for his size. Due to this, I decided to sign with James Chrara and the team at The Firm Law Group who from day one put my mind at ease. James and the team’s approach was always positive with excellent customer service, up-to-date communications, reliable advice and unwavering professionalism. Thank you to James and the team at The Firm Law Group taking charge of my claim, confidently progressing it forward to the very best outcome achievable. I can’t recommend James Chrara and the team at The Firm Law Group highly enough.”

Wayne Baker, QLD

“Just wanted to send you all a thank you email for everything you have done for me over this entire ordeal!! After working hard for so many years I can honestly say I never saw this coming. The settlement that was reached today is one that myself & my family Are very happy to accept. I will be forever upset by the way I was unfairly treated by my employer, but at least now I will have back payments, spinal surgery & recovery costs all paid for. For this I am forever grateful. Thank you, Chris, for your guidance & especially your counsel in all matters with my case. And thank you, Fay, for all your hard work behind the scenes as well.”

Steve, NSW

James Chrara represented me during my claim against my insurer due to a motor vehicle that caused a severe aggravation of a previous back injury. Right from the moment James took on my case, he was incredibly supportive and understanding of my situation, he took me through each step of the process again and again and would communicate with me on a regular basis. He informed me of the difficulties that were ahead, especially due to the fact that there was a previous back injury prior to the accident.

James and the rest of his team remained incredibly professional right throughout the process. They were communicative, provided advice each and every time I needed it and were with me every step of the way. The end settlement result truly went above and beyond my expectations and I couldn’t be happier. Even with the settlement being recently concluded, I still receive check in messages from James to see how I am doing with it all being over with.

I can’t thank James, Soren and Fay and their team for all of their help, support, advice and for helping me get through a truly tough time. I can’t recommend The Firm Law Group highly enough!

Sarah H, Sydney

I want to say Soren how much you helped me, you made a complex process easy, and stood up to the insurer right to the end, it helped our family so much.

Kristie P, St Ives

Soren and his team were amazing. They took the time to listen to me and understand my situation. The outcome they achieved put me back in control when things seemed so uncertain.

Charlotte N, Annandale

Just wanted to send you all a thank you email for everything you have done for me over this entire ordeal!!

After working hard for so many years I can honestly say I never saw this coming.

The settlement that was reached today is one that myself & my family are very happy to accept.

I will be forever upset by the way I was unfairly treated by my employer, but at least now I will have back payments, spinal surgery & recovery costs all paid for. For this I am forever grateful.

Thank you, Chris, for your guidance & especially your counsel in all matters with my case.

And thank you, Fay, for all your hard work behind the scenes as well.

Steve M, Brisbane

“I couldn’t be happier with the support and representation I received from James Chrara and the team at The Firm Law Group. In 2018 I was the recipient of severe neck and shoulder injuries due to a motor vehicle collision that was not my fault. I originally chose a very well known, prominent law firm who I believed would have my best interest in mind. After a period of time, with very little progress I felt this was not the case. This lack of progress and communication made me feel as though my best interests were not being looked after and I was not a priority, just another injury claim that they would get around to. After receiving both severe physical and mental trauma the last thing I needed was the added stress of not knowing what was going on with my 3rd party claim. I lost all confidence in the people representing me.”

“Due to this, I decided to sign with James Chrara and the team at The Firm Law Group who from day one put my mind at ease. James’s and the team’s approach was always positive with excellent customer service, up to date communications, reliable advice and unwavering professionalism. Thank you to James and the team at The Firm Law Group for taking charge of my claim, confidently progressing it forward to the very best outcome achievable. I can’t recommend James Chrara and the team at The Firm Law Group highly enough.”

Wayne Baker

Steps to File Your Workers Compensation Claim

  1. Report the Injury: Inform your employer about the injury or illness as soon as possible.
  2. Seek Medical Attention: Obtain necessary medical treatment and keep records of all visits and treatments.
  3. Complete a Claim Form: Fill out the Workers Compensation Claim Form and provide it to your employer.
  4. Lodge the Claim: Your employer should submit the claim to their insurer, who will then assess it.
  5. Follow-up: Ensure all necessary documentation is submitted and follow up on the status of your claim.

Maximising Your Compensation

The Firm Law Group offers free case assessments and consultations for workers compensation claims. Our expert team at The Firm Law Group will work with you to navigate the WorkCover system, maximising your compensation and ensuring your claim is handled efficiently and effectively. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation and ensure you get the support and compensation you deserve.

Contact Us for Your Work-Related Compensation Needs

If you or someone you know has been affected by a work-related injury or illness, The Firm Law Group is here to assist. Our team of experienced lawyers is committed to guiding you through every step of your compensation claim.

Our comprehensive personal injury law services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring a personalised and effective approach to every workers' compensation claim.

    Can I file a claim for a repetitive strain injury acquired over time at work?

    Yes, workers compensation covers both immediate injuries and those developed over time, such as repetitive strain injuries.