Injuries sustained in the workplace can be life changing. Most may heal up on their own, however, some more severe injuries caused in the workplace can directly stop you from working indefinitely. Trying to get your life back on track can often be hard, especially financially.
If you have been affected by a workplace injury, no matter how big or small then you may be entitled to Workers Compensation. Workers compensation is designed to help you receive any treatment that may be needed in order to get you back working full time or as healthy as possible. Compensation all depends on your injury and how it was sustained.
What are Common Types of Workplace Accidents?
Workplace accidents can be caused by many different things. Below are some of the most popular reasons workers seek compensation.
- Slips, trips and falls
- Vehicle accidents
- Injuries caused by another person
- Falling objects or dangerous contact with work equipment
If you have been affected by any of the above and suffered a workplace injury then you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. When you have been hurt at work, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and out of your depth when it comes to dealing with management.
Seeking legal advice will ensure that you know your rights and what to expect if you decide you want to seek compensation for your injuries.
Who Can Claim Workers Compensation?
It is often a misconception that if you are not employed full time that you cannot claim compensation for work related injuries. Any of the below are eligible to claim for workers compensation:
- Full-time employees – this includes current and previous employees
- Part-time employees
- Temporary employees and subcontractors
Strict time limits apply to workers compensation cases, so, if you do fall into one of these categories make sure you speak to a legal professional before time runs out.
What Entitlements Can You Receive?
This all depends on your situation, when you speak to a legal expert they will be able to give you more of an idea of what entitlements you can expect if your claim is successful. Generally, you can receive compensation to cover:
- Pain and suffering caused by your injuries
- Medical and/or rehabilitation costs
- Loss of wages
Workers compensation cases can be complex and no two cases are the same. At the time of your initial consultation, if you have a case, your legal expert will be able to give you a rough idea of what you can expect and how long it may take to receive your entitlements.
How AJB Stevens Can Help
AJB Stevens are the experts in Workers Compensation. Our team ensure you receive sound advice that you can trust. No matter what your situation we will be able to advise whether you have a sound claim or not. We can also help you if:
- Your workplace injury has been incorrectly diagnosed.
- You have been injured on someone else’s property while doing your work.
- You have been injured on your way to or from work.
If you would like to learn more about Workers Compensation and believe you may have a claim then contact AJB Stevens today.