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A Guide To Understanding Workers Compensation NSW

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Understanding workers compensation NSW can be difficult and tiresome as there are several legalities and specifics involved. It is important to understand what workers compensation claims may entail, and how they will benefit you.

At McDonnell Schroder, we have a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers, superannuation lawyers, wills and estate lawyers who will provide the best possible outcome for your case. compensation lawyers will review your case alongside our team of paralegals and associates who will support you and assist in achieving the best outcome for your case. 

What Is Workers Compensation In NSW?

Workers Compensation can be difficult to understand with all the legalities involved, especially considering each state in Australia has specific workers compensation laws and processes which are governed by the individual states and territories.

 Workers compensation NSW provides support to people who have a work-related illness or injury. The support provided by workers compensation may include assistance with recovery and returning to work, alongside several other benefits. The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is the NSW Government agency which is responsible for the workers compensation system within NSW.

Workers Compensation NSW Benefits

Once you have had a successful workers compensation claim, you will receive the benefits of your case. The main benefits of workers compensation NSW may include: 

●       Compensation for lost wages whilst off work

●       Medical, hospital and rehabilitation treatment

●       Lump sum compensation

●       Work capacity decisions

When you are claiming for workers compensation NSW, you will have a support team that will support, provide advice and answer any questions you may have about your work-related illness or injury and the recovery and return to work process. Your support team will consist of:

●       Your case manager – this is the key person who will answer any questions you may have and will provide advice and support. They will contact you shortly after your claim has been processed and will be assigned by your employer’s insurer.

●       Your doctor – your doctor will diagnose and treat your condition. Your doctor will complete your certificate of capacity, communicate with other members of your support team, and support your recovery.

●       Your employer – your employer will nominate a support person within your workplace who will support you in your return to work. 

How To Apply For Workers Compensation Benefits In NSW 

If you have been injured at work and require workers compensation benefits, it is important to notify your employer as soon as possible about the injury. From here, your employer will record your injury or work-related disease in the registry and will notify their insurer. Your claim will be assessed by the insurer, and once it has been approved you will receive workers compensation benefits.

Reaching out to an experienced team of compensation lawyers is beneficial in understanding the process of applying for workers compensation benefits in NSW and the legalities involved. Get in contact with the team at McDonnell Schroder today!

Working With A Workers Compensation Lawyer

A workers compensation lawyer will be able to assist you when you have suffered an injury at work. When you reach out to the team of lawyers at McDonnell Schroder, our team will ensure you understand the ins and outs of workers compensation NSW, and answer any questions you may have.

McDonnell Schroder’s personal injury lawyers, superannuation lawyers, wills and estate lawyers and compensation lawyers have been assisting clients with their legal needs for over 50 years. Due to our extensive experience, our team of compensation lawyers can provide high quality knowledge and support for our clients to ensure you get the best outcome for your specific case. 

Reach Out To McDonnell Schroder Solicitors And Conveyancers Today! 

McDonnell Schroder Solicitors and Conveyancers are an Australian-owned law firm with over 50 years of experience in the field. Mr Anthony McDonnell is a personal injury accredited specialist who has over 25 years of experience as a legal advisor in a wide range of practice areas. We are proud to say we can meet all of our clients’ legal issues on a day-to-day basis. 

The team at McDonnell Schroder can assist with Wills & Estates, Conveyancing, Negligence Lawyers, Workers Compensation, Insurance Claims, Employment Law, Car Accident Claims, Superannuation & TPD Claims and more. We have a team of experienced personal injury lawyers, superannuation lawyers, wills and estate lawyers, negligence lawyers, workers compensation lawyers and much more!

Our team keeps up with developments in law practices and legal requirements and general cultural development to ensure we provide the most up to date knowledge and advice to our clients as we are committed to providing our community with a high standard of legal service.

To find out more about the services we offer or about how our team can help you, call our friendly team on (02) 9622 1155 or reach out for a free first consultation

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