Work Injury Damages Claim
A work injury damages claim is a common law action available to an injured worker if their injury arises as a result of the negligence of the employer and has resulted in a significant degree of permanent impairment. These can be difficult and complicated claims but need not be. Strict time limits apply. Brydens Lawyers are the experts in the prosecution of work injury damages claims so as to ensure that injured workers who qualify recover the maximum compensation to which they are entitled.
Who can claim Work Injury Damages?
In some cases, if you are injured at work, you may be able to make a Work Injury Damages Claim in addition to your Workers Compensation Claim for lump sum benefits resulting from the impairment which flows from an injury sustained at work.
Work Injury Damages Claims are different to Workers Compensation Claims in many respects. Most importantly, in a Work Injury Damages Claim you must establish that the injury arose as a result of the negligence of your employer and has resulted in a significant degree of whole person impairment.
What constitutes negligence?
Employer negligence can take many forms. For example, your employer is obliged to ensure that as a worker you are provided with a safe system of work, with adequate training, mechanical and physical assistance to perform your duties as well as providing a safe place to work. A breach of any of these obligations may constitute negligence on the part of your employer.
Brydens Lawyers are experts in Workplace Injury Damages Claims and will be happy to advise on your personal situation.
What can be claimed?
If you are eligible to make a claim, benefits may include:
- Past wage loss;
- Future economic loss;
- Past and future loss of Superannuation entitlements;
- Recovery of tax paid on weekly compensation benefits paid by the insurer.
How do I claim?
Brydens Lawyers are the experts in the investigation and prosecution of Work Injury Damages Claims. For over 40 years Brydens Lawyers has been prosecuting negligence claims on behalf of injured workers as against their employers and recovering the maximum compensation to which they are entitled. to ascertain whether you may have a Work Injury Damages claim available to you do not hesitate to contact Brydens Lawyers and call toll free on 1800 848 848 to speak with one of our specialist lawyers.