Compensation for workplace injuries is intended for individuals who have suffered an injury either directly from their job or due to a pre-existing condition aggravated by their work.

This compensation covers full-time, part-time, and casual employees, as well as subcontractors.

What counts as a workplace injury?

Types of workplace injuries encompass:

1. Incidents resulting in cuts and lacerations
2. Fractured bones
3. Musculoskeletal injuries
4. Occupational hearing loss
5. Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
6. Harm caused by defective equipment.

What compensation can you receive from your work injury claim?

Typically, a workers’ compensation payment provides coverage for the medical costs related to the workplace injury and a weekly portion of your regular earnings.

If the injury renders you unable to work further, you might qualify for a lump sum payment.

If your employer has been negligent, you may be able to make a further claim against them for damages, so it’s worth having a chat with one of our work injury lawyers for more information on what you may be entitled to.

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