Workers Compensation Lawyer
for Union Members
Workers Compensation Lawyer
for Union Members
Any worker, part of a union, has an entitlement to engage the lawyer of their choice for the purpose of bringing a claim if injured at work. Any worker injured at work is entitled to lodge a workers compensation claim. If you, or someone you know, has suffered an injury at work and requires legal assistance – our team of expert workers compensation lawyers are ready to assist.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE
TO MAKE A CLAIM?
Any worker injured at work, whether it be a physical or psychological injury, is entitled to lodge a workers compensation claim.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT A LAWYER ABOUT MAKING A CLAIM?
Following an injury at work it is important that the worker report the injury at the earliest opportunity. The claim is then required to be passed on by the employer to the workers compensation insurer without delay.
If the insurer accepts the claim, as occurs in most cases, the worker will be paid for periods of absence from work and reimbursed medical expenses.
In the event that the insurer disputes the claim and declines same, a review of the decision can be sought. Should the insurer maintain the decision to decline the claim, proceedings can be brought in the Workers Compensation Commission.
DO I HAVE TO PAY ANY LEGAL FEES FOR A WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM?
There are no legal fees payable by an injured worker making a claim for statutory benefits in NSW. All costs are paid by the Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO). An application is made to WIRO on behalf of the injured worker upon receipt of instructions. Upon approval of the application, WIRO will provide funding which includes payment of all legal costs. WIRO does reserve to itself the power to decline an application for funding if it is of the view that the claim to be prosecuted does not enjoy reasonable prospects of success.
WHY ARE BRYDENS LAWYERS THE RIGHT REPRESENTATION FOR YOU?
Brydens Lawyers has for over 50 years been successfully pursuing Workers Compensation claims on behalf of union workers. Brydens Lawyers has a dedicated team of compensation lawyers that specialise in Workers Compensation claims, as well as all other aspects of personal injury law, ensuring our clients receive the maximum compensation to which they are entitled. Our team of expert lawyers are ready and willing to assist all union members when it comes to all aspects of their workers compensation claims together with any other employment matters requiring expert legal advice and representation.
For over 50 years now Brydens Lawyers has been operating a ‘No Win – No Fee’ policy which, simply put, provides that if a personal injury or compensation client is unsuccessful in their claim, Brydens Lawyers will not raise a tax invoice for having acted on behalf of the client. That is, if the personal injury claim is unsuccessful we do not get paid. The provisions regarding costs in a workers compensation claim is set out more fully below. More information about how all of this works can be found on our No Win – No Fee page.
In addition to Workers Compensation claims, Brydens Lawyers is a full-service law firm- other legal services offered include all personal injury law matters including medical negligence claims, motor vehicle accident claims, public liability claims, superannuation and TPD claims.
No matter what your time of need calls for, our team of specialised lawyers are ready to
WHAT ARE YOU
ABLE TO CLAIM?
The Workers Compensation Commission has jurisdiction to deal with the following disputes which may arise as between a worker and insurer:
– Claims for weekly benefits (wages);
– Allocation of suitable duties following a work injury where there has been disagreement about the type of duties or the extent of the duties to be performed;
– Medical, hospital and related expenses;
– Liability and quantum of claim for permanent impairment compensation;
– Pain and suffering compensation which is available for exempt workers;
– Compensation for death of a worker;
– Compensation for damage to any personal property;
– Compensation for domestic assistance required by the injured worker;
– Degree of permanent impairment resulting from the injury.
WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP?
Simply telephone Brydens Lawyers on 1800 848 848 and make an appointment to discuss your matter with a workers compensation specialist.
Alternatively, to make a free* initial consultation over phone, Skype, or Zoom, click here to be directed to our bookings scheduler.
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.