Do You Have Grounds for a Comcare Claim?
If you have been hurt or injured at work, the Comcare Workers Compensation Scheme covers Federal government employees and employees of a company that has been granted a self-insurer's licence.
Below are some examples of licensed companies that are able to operate under the Comcare Scheme:
- Australia Post
- Border Express
- Commonwealth Bank
How to Make a Comcare Claim
If you have had a dispute with your employer and believe you are entitled to compensation, we strongly advise you seek legal help. You need to ensure that you act quickly as strict time limits are in place for all Comcare claims.
Many people believe they can deal with their Comcare claim on their own; however, without proper legal expertise and experience, handling a Comcare claim can quickly become a nightmare.
At LHD Lawyers, we have experienced accredited lawyers who specialise in personal injury law. Our experts will listen to your case, provide clear advice and a comprehensive plan for your claim.
What Can I Claim and How Much Compensation Will I Receive?
What you can claim for will depend on the situation and the injuries you sustained. During your initial consultation, we will be able to tell you whether your claim is legitimate or not; the same rules apply when trying to determine what compensation you will receive. Once your LHD lawyer has reviewed your case and has a clear understanding of what has occurred, we will be able to give you a rough estimate of what you can expect to receive.
Generally, compensation is payable for injuries such as:
- Physical injuries;
- Injuries suffered while working away from your usual place of employment;
- Injuries sustained travelling to work;
- Disease caused by work; and,
- Any pre-existing disease that is aggravated by work.
What is Your Potential Compensation?
Potential compensation, in respect to workplace injury or disease, includes:
- Weekly compensation for any past or future periods where you are totally or partially unfit for work;
- Medical treatment expenses;
- Rehabilitation expenses;
- Compensation for the provision of domestic services and attendant care services;
- Lump sum compensation if your injuries or disease have resulted in a 10% or greater permanent impairment; and,
- Lump sum compensation for 5% or greater hearing loss due to workplace noise.
What Happens if My Comcare Claim is Denied?
In the event that your Comcare claim is denied, a review application will need to be submitted to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Time limits are strict when requesting a reconsideration; however your personal injury lawyer will advise you of all relevant time limits in relation to your case.
How Much Will I Have to Pay?
LHD Lawyers believes every Australian deserves to have their Comcare claim properly heard.
We are so confident that we can win your case that we back ourselves with our No Win No Fee policy for all the compensation cases we manage; this means you only pay legal fees if we win your Comcare case.
Have you or a family member been involved in a workplace accident and would like to seek compensation? Call us on 1800 455 725 to arrange a free consultation and help get your life back on track.