Each state has their own rules and regulations for claims that can be made for an injury sustained at work.
An injury under WorkCover Western Australia is classed as;
After sustaining an injury at work you are required to as stated by WorkCover Western Australia;
There is a 14 day period where you insurer will process your claim and must advise you of the out come. You claim will either be accepted, investigated further, or disputed. This is why it is necessary to obtain legal advice after sustaining an injury.
After you claim has been lodged and accepted you may be entitled to:
Depending on the severity on your injury you will either receive a rehabilitation program so you can gradually return to work or you may require more time off work for more serious injuries.
If you have an ongoing or permanent injury then you may be entitled to a Common Law Claim. You will be required to attend an assessment to determine if you reach these thresholds.
Please seek legal advice today so you can find out more about your individual rights.
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