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ComCare claims

for Government Employees

ComCare claims

for Government Employees

ComCare Claims

The Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act, 1988 provides for a workers compensation scheme to cover all workers employed by either a Federal agency or pursuant to a Federal award. This has historically included workers employed by organisations such as Telstra, Australia Post, Commonwealth Bank and Linfox. Any workers compensation claim brought under the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act, 1988 are commonly referred to as “Comcare Claims”.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE
TO MAKE A CLAIM?

Any person who has been injured during the course of their employment with an employer who comes under the auspices of the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act, 1988 is entitled to make a claim for benefits for any injury sustained. The Comcare Scheme provides for benefits for both physical and/or psychological injuries which impact upon the ability of a worker to partake fully in their employment duties and/or require medical treatment.

WHY ARE BRYDENS LAWYERS THE RIGHT REPRESENTATION FOR YOU?

Brydens Lawyers are experts in the prosecution of Comcare Scheme claims in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, having experts available in the prosecution of these sorts of claims.

Brydens Lawyers has, for over 50 years, been successfully prosecuting claims for injured workers including Government and Federal employees. Brydens Lawyers has a dedicated team of compensation lawyers that specialise in Comcare Scheme and Workers Compensation claims as well as all other areas of personal injury law, ensuring that our clients receive the compensation to which they are entitled.

For over 50 years, Brydens Lawyers has been operating a “No Win – No Fee” policy which, simply put, provides that if a compensation claim is unsuccessful, then Brydens Lawyers will not raise a tax invoice for having acted on behalf of the client. That is, if the workers compensation or personal injury claim is unsuccessful, Brydens Lawyers do not get paid. More information about how this works can be found on our “No Win – No Fee” page.

More information about how this works can be found on our No Win – No Fee page.

WHAT ARE YOU
ABLE TO CLAIM?

Under the Comcare Scheme, an injured worker is entitled to make a claim for all reasonable and necessary medical and treatment expenses. This would include attendances upon doctors, specialists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation providers and the like. In addition, the injured worker, under the Comcare Scheme, is entitled to recover the cost of any medical aids required including wheelchairs, walking frames, hearing aids etcetera.

Additionally, an injured worker making a claim under the Comcare Scheme, is entitled to recover benefits (wages) for periods of absence from work. The worker is also entitled to recover make-up pay in the event that the worker is unable to work full-time hours. Additionally, there are benefits available to injured workers who suffer a permanent impairment as a result of an injury, subject to statutory restrictions, and can claim compensation accordingly. There are also instances where an injured worker can prosecute a common law claim for damages against their employer under the Comcare Scheme where it is established that the injury arose as a result of the negligence of the employer.

In order to find out more about your claim and the process involved in recovering benefits to which you are entitled, contact our team today on 1800 848 848.

Alternatively, to make a free* initial consultation over phone, Skype, or Zoom, click here to be directed to our bookings schedule. 

    DO I HAVE TO PAY ANY LEGAL FEES IN A COMCARE SCHEME CLAIM?

    Brydens Lawyers will act on your behalf on a “No Win-No FEE” basis. That is, if proceedings are brought on your behalf and, in the unlikely event, they are unsuccessful, then Brydens Lawyers will not raise an invoice. That is, if you do not win your claim, Brydens Lawyers do not get paid.

    In the event that the claim is successful, then the insurer will be called upon to pay a significant proportion of your legal costs as well as any judgment in your favour. The differential between the costs payable by the insurer and the actual costs incurred in the prosecution of the claim is simply adjusted from the judgment sum.

    WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT A LAWYER ABOUT MAKING A CLAIM?

    You should consult a lawyer as soon as possible following the suffering of any injury so as to enable us to explain to you fully what your rights and entitlements are. Strict time limits may apply in relation to the making of any claim under the Comcare Scheme so it is imperative to begin the process with an experienced law firm, such as Brydens Lawyers, once you are able to do so.

    WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP?

    In order to find out more about your entitlements in a Comcare Scheme claim, simply telephone Brydens Lawyers on 1800 848 848 and make an appointment to consult with one of our experts in person.

    Alternatively, to make a free* initial consultation over phone, Skype, or Zoom, click here to be directed to our bookings schedule.

    WHAT OTHER SERVICES DOES BRYDENS LAWYERS OFFER?

    In addition to Comcare Scheme and Workers Compensation claims, Brydens Lawyers as a full-service law firm able to provide to you services for the prosecution of all personal injury claims including medical negligence claims, motor vehicle accident claims, public liability claims, superannuation/TPD claims.

    Additionally, Brydens Lawyers is able to offer legal representation in Family Law matters, Wills & Estate matters, Conveyancing and Commercial disputes and Commercial transactions.

    No matter what your time of need calls for, the experts at Brydens Lawyers are available to assist by way of expert legal advice and representation.

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    Brydens Lawyers were the only people to stand by me offering support and encouragement to get me through my injury. I have been a client since 2016, and the service has been amazing throughout both of my cases. Without Brydens Lawyers I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere near the results that were achieved. I can’t thank them enough.

    Sue from Sydney, a client of our Workers Compensation division.

    Thank you so much for helping out with my case over the last few years. Henry Zhang was extremely helpful. Without his referral, this case would not have been possible. Silva Ishac was also instrumental in helping secure this case in my favour- thank you so much for your unwavering commitment and support.

    A client of our Workers Compensation division.

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