Why is my IME report taking so long?

Why is my IME report taking so long?

Why is my IME report taking so long? During a WorkCover matter, you will likely be asked to attend an independent medical examiner or IME. This could be after you’ve lodged your initial claim during the claim determination period, or it could be after you’ve lodged an...
What’s the catch with no win no fee?

What’s the catch with no win no fee?

What’s the catch with no win no fee in WorkCover matters? When you engage a lawyer to assist you with a WorkCover matter in Victoria, in most instances that lawyer will represent you on a no win no fee basis. Sometimes they won’t, but you’ll find in most...
Moving interstate while on WorkCover

Moving interstate while on WorkCover

Moving interstate while on WorkCover (Vic) Just because you have a WorkCover claim does not mean that you need to continue to reside in Victoria. You are able to move interstate (and overseas) should you wish if you have a Victorian WorkCover claim on foot. However,...
How do I make a claim for loss of earnings?

How do I make a claim for loss of earnings?

How do I make a claim for loss of earnings? (Vic) If you have been injured at work, it is possible to claim for your loss of earnings. Generally speaking, there are two ways that the WorkCover system can compensate you for your loss of earnings. This article will...
What qualifies as a work related injury?

What qualifies as a work related injury?

What qualifies as a work related injury in Victoria? ‘ In order to be entitled to claim WorkCover, there are three criteria that must be met. 1. You are considered a ‘worker’ under the act. 2. Your employment must be connected to Victoria in some...
How does ‘no win no fee’ work?

How does ‘no win no fee’ work?

How does no win no fee work (Vic)? In Victoria, it is the norm for personal injury law firms to offer to act on a no win no fee basis in many WorkCover matters. But what exactly does no win no fee mean and how does it work? There are differences between law firms...
How much do no win no fee lawyers take?

How much do no win no fee lawyers take?

How much do no win no fee lawyers take? When it comes to WorkCover related matters in Victoria, the short answer is that it generally depends upon three factors: the amount of work required to be done the amount spent on disbursements the amount recoverable from the...
If I get injured at work do I get paid?

If I get injured at work do I get paid?

If I get injured at work do I get paid? If you get injured at work, and that injury is in some way related to your employment, then it is possible to be paid compensation for some of your lost earnings if your ability to work is impacted. In order to be paid, you must...
WorkCover return to work (Victoria)

WorkCover return to work (Victoria)

WorkCover return to work (Victoria) – answers to common questions The WorkCover legislation in Victoria requires the employer and the worker to cooperate to try and get the injured worker back into the workplace when it is safe to do so. This can be on the basis...
WorkCover claims process flow chart

WorkCover claims process flow chart

WorkCover claims process flow chart Below is a WorkCover claims process flow chart that outlines the WorkCover process in Victoria. On the left, you have the ‘no fault entitlements’. These are entitlements can be claimed by a person regardless as to...
Injured at work but still working

Injured at work but still working

Injured at work but still working?What you need to know. If you have a WorkCover claim It is possible to be injured at work but continue working with the injury employer while on WorkCover. It is in fact quite common for injured workers to continue working with the...
All about economic loss in WorkCover matters

All about economic loss in WorkCover matters

Economic loss and compensation for loss of income If a person suffers an injury at work and their ability to work is impacted, under the WorkCover scheme there are two ways that they can be compensated for their loss of income. The first is by the payment of weekly...
WorkCover and Centrelink payments

WorkCover and Centrelink payments

WorkCover and Centrelink payments – what you need to know (Vic) If you pursue a WorkCover claim in Victoria and you happen to be on Centrelink benefits – or have been on benefits, it’s a good idea to understand what impact your WorkCover claim could...