Their negligence shouldn’t cost you.
If you have been injured at work because your employer was negligent, then you may have the right to claim what’s known as Work Injury Damages.
When you claim for Work Injury Damages you can seek compensation for past and future net loss of earnings up until the age of retirement. The damages are paid as a tax-free lump sum and can include the loss of superannuation and the costs of utilising a financial manager to assist with managing a potential payout.
There are a number of things you need to know before you can make a Work Injury Damages claim and they include:
- A claim can only be made if you have a minimum of 15% whole person impairment (as assessed by an Approved Medical Specialist or as agreed by the insurer on the basis of a medical assessment).
- A claim must be made within 3 years of the date of injury but can be extended in some cases.
- You must have received all lump sum compensation payable for your injuries before you can receive Work Injury Damages.
For more information on what you’re entitled to or to find out what your next steps are, please contact us on 4227 6833 at your earliest convenience.