In South Australia most workers' entitlements to compensation for workplace injuries are governed by the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA). These claims are often referred to as "WorkCover claims". We advise and represent workers on all aspects of their entitlements to workers compensation including:
Some workers' entitlements to workers compensation are governed by federal legislation, namely the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth). These claims are often referred to as "Comcare claims" and we also advise and represent workers in relation to these claims.
You might also be entitled to pursue a "common law claim" for damages. Although in South Australia it is only possible to pursue such claims against your employer in very limited circumstances, such claims cam be made against third parties. Your entitlement to compensation at common law might be greater than the level of compensation provided by the workers compensation scheme. It is important that you obtain advice from solicitors who have the experience and expertise to properly advise you on this important aspect of your claim.
In workers compensation matters, practical advice at an early stage can make a big difference to the claims process and the time it takes to sucessfully return to work. Strict time limits apply to workers compensation claims and dispute proceedings. If you have suffered an injury at work, contact one of our expert solicitors to find out where you stand.