Injuries in the workplace are far too common and can have major consequences. If you have been injured in an accident at work or during travel to or from work, you may be entitled to a Workers Compensation claim receiving benefits under the work injury compensation scheme. For free advice call 1300 188 784 our Compensation Lawyers will free Case Review.
Many people are unaware of their rights when it comes to injuries or issues at work and suffer unnecessarily. The fact is work injuries do not have to be in a physical form. If you are suffering stress, anxiety, bullying or symptoms of depression, you may also be entitled to claim Workers Compensation.
Lets say you are injured on the job and unable to work. How will you receive income while being laid up? How will you pay your bills and put food on the table for yourself and your family? What would happen if the injury turned into a long term disability leaving you unable to work again? These are all issues that can be taken care of under Workers Compensation as it is specifically developed to address such needs.
Unfortunately, there are many employees who have suffered a work injury but are simply too afraid to make a claim because of the negative stigma around Workers Compensation. They feel that their family or fellow workers may doubt the validity of their claim or fear they will be the victim of gossip and ill treatment when and if they do eventually return to work. The fact is failure to report and address this situation immediately can lead to major long term problems for both you and your family.
If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, there are independent services available that can provide you with all of the information you need to determine your eligibility to make a claim. An Injury Helpline can answer any questions you may have and make you aware of all your entitlements which can include some of the following;
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering and loss of amenities
- Loss of superannuation entitlements
- Out of pocket expenses
Making a claim is not a difficult procedure. There are many details that you need to be aware of so it can become overwhelming. An Injury Helpline is a free service that can help you find a lawyer who can guide you through the correct course of action and make the process a whole lot easier.
Counselling is also available to help you deal with any ongoing fear, anxiety or personal issues that may arise as a result of your Workers Compensation claim. There are several options available to you but first and foremost you must report the injury to your employer and see a doctor immediately.
A work injury can turn into a complex and extremely stressful situation if it is not taken seriously so do what is right for you and your family. All of the information you need is available to help you with your claim and ease your fears, allowing you to heal yourself and get your life back on track.
Know your Workers Compensation Rights today!