Workers Compensation

In New South Wales the Workers Compensation system is a no fault system. This means that you do not have to prove your injuries were caused by someone else’s fault to claim compensation. As long as your injuries occurred at work or on your way to/from work then you will be entitled to compensation.

There are certain time limits that apply to lodging a workers compensation claim. It is therefore important that you notify your employer as soon as possible after you become aware of your injury. Once the claim is lodged and accepted by the workers compensation insurer you will be entitled to the following compensation:

  1. Medical expenses for the remainder of your life relating to your work injuries
  2. Wage loss up to a certain amount. You need to provide to your employer/insurer WorkCover medical certificates to receive weekly compensation
  3. If you have suffered a permanent injury you may be entitled to additional compensation.
  4. In some cases you may receive paid help with the housework if you can not complete your household chores due to your injuries.