Are you eligible to claim?
You can make a claim for workers’ compensation whether you have needed to take time off work or not.
A claim for workers’ compensation may include lost wages, medical and hospital expenses and rehabilitation costs.
Workers’ compensation legislation is complex and you may not be aware of your full rights and entitlements, particularly with regards to a common law claim for damages. Essentially there are two main claims you may be eligible to make if injured at work:
- A statutory claim under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act (1981); or
- A common law claim against your employer for causing the injury due to its negligence in failing to provide a safe system of work.