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If you're in need of Western Sydney's best workers compensation lawyers, then you need to find McDonnell Schroder; Sydney's premier compensation lawyers.

McDonnell Schroder

The Best Workers Compensation Lawyers In Sydney

Found yourself in need of the best workers compensation lawyers in Sydney? Look no further than McDonnell Schroder. As the leading compensation law firm in Blacktown and Schofields, our team of experienced lawyers specialise in workers compensation cases. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with the best possible legal representation and ensuring that they receive the compensation they deserve. Schedule a consultation with one of our WorkCover lawyers today.

Anthony McDonnell

Accredited Workers Compensation Lawyer

McDonnell Schroder’s team of experienced workers compensation lawyers in NSW is led by Principal Lawyer Anthony McDonnell, an Accredited Specialist with over 20 years of experience as a legal advisor and over 15 years specifically in the field of workers compensation. Let us help you navigate the complex world of workers compensation and ensure you secure the appropriate compensation for your injuries and damages.

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A Team of Workers Compensation Lawyers Are on Your Case

When you come to McDonnell Schroder and see one of our compensation lawyers, not only are you getting a workers compensation lawyer reviewing your claim, but you’re also getting a team of associates and paralegals, who all strive for the best outcome for your case.

Here at McDonnell Schroder, we live by the motto “Omnium Jura Defendimus”, “we defend the rights of all”. When you employ the services of McDonnell Schroder’s compensation lawyers, you can be sure you’re hiring someone who will always be in your corner to help you fight your legal battles, armed with the best knowledge in the business.

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More Than Just Workers Compensation Lawyers

At McDonnell Schroder our team of legal advice experts are not just limited to compensation lawyers and workers compensation law NSW. We offer Schofields and Blacktown the best service and advice on a range of legal matters.

Our team are experts in the legal areas of; conveyancing, family law, commercial law, property law, Wills and estates, franchise agreements, debt recovery, criminal law and many, many more.

Contact McDonnell Schroder today

If you find yourself in a situation and you need the very best workers compensation lawyers in Sydney, then drop by one of McDonnell Schroder’s offices in Schofields or Blacktown, or give us a call so we can further discuss your matter.

McDonnell Schroder has been providing Sydney with all of their compensation lawyer needs for the past 50 years. In that time, we have built a strong base of clients through our dedication to the highest possible level of customer care and satisfaction.

Through the combination of the highest level of customer care and the most expert and experienced legal team in the business we ensure that our customers get the very best outcome for their individual cases.

McDonnell Schroder offers a first-time free consultation, so you really have nothing to lose by coming to see one of our professional and friendly compensation lawyers today.

Workers Compensation NSW FAQ's

There are a number of benefits offered by workers compensation in NSW.

  • Wage or salary replacement for up to 104 weeks.
  • Rehabilitation or retraining program
  • Specialist medical treatment, rehabilitation or counselling
  • Disabilities program for participants who have a total and permanent disability and are therefore unable to return to their pre-injury duties.
  • Loss of support and attendant care services
  • Support and attendant care service program for dependents of participants who have a total and permanent disability and are therefore unable to return to their pre-injury duties.
  • Allowance for support persons with a Disability Living Allowance or similar payment.

Workers Compensation is a system that provides income and medical care to workers who are injured or become ill because of their work. It is a form of social insurance provided by the government, which subsidises the losses faced by people who are injured at work.

The workers compensation system in NSW covers all employees in NSW including full-time, part-time, casual and self-employed people.

Yes, worker’s compensation and WorkCover refer to the same thing, but it’s important to note that WorkCover was the former name for the workers’ compensation scheme in New South Wales.

Over time, the terminology has evolved, and now it is commonly known as workers’ compensation across Australia. The workers’ compensation system provides financial and medical benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses.

So, whether you hear it referred to as workers’ compensation or WorkCover, it explains the same program designed to protect and support workers in case of work-related incidents.


If you sustain an injury or develop an illness at work, it’s crucial to take immediate action. 

Firstly, seek medical attention promptly for your well-being and to document the details of your condition. 

Next, report the incident to your employer as soon as possible, ensuring they are aware of the situation. Your employer should provide you with the necessary paperwork to initiate a workers’ compensation claim. It’s essential to complete and submit this claim accurately and within the specified timeframe. 

Additionally, consider consulting with a workers’ compensation lawyer like McDonnell Schroder, who can guide you through the process, protect your rights, and ensure you receive the full compensation and benefits you are entitled to under the law.

In New South Wales, workers’ compensation covers a range of injuries that occur in the course of employment. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Physical Injuries: Such as fractures, burns, cuts, or any other physical harm sustained while performing work-related activities.
  • Work-Related Illnesses: Conditions developed over time due to work environment or activities, like repetitive strain injuries, respiratory conditions, or hearing loss.
  • Psychological or Psychiatric Conditions: These include stress-related illnesses, anxiety, or depression, provided they are directly related to the workplace or work activities.
  • Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: If a pre-existing condition is worsened by workplace activities or environment.
  • Injuries Sustained During Work-Related Travel: This covers injuries occurring while traveling for work, not including the commute to and from home.
  • Injuries Occurring During Breaks or Work-Related Events: Such as injuries sustained during lunch breaks, while on work premises, or at company-organised events.

Workers’ compensation is designed to provide support and financial relief if you’re injured or become ill due to your job. Generally, workers’ compensation covers:

  •  medical expenses
  • lost wages
  • rehabilitation costs
  • permanent disability benefits
  • payments in the event of death
  • travel expenses
  • vocational rehabilitation

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