When can you claim pain and suffering?

When can you claim pain and suffering?

When can you claim pain and suffering under a WorkCover claim? There are two points under a WorkCover claim in Victoria where you can claim for pain and suffering. The first is an impairment lump sum claim and the second is a common law claim. An impairment claim in...
The WorkCover settlement process

The WorkCover settlement process

The WorkCover settlement process (Vic) This page will look at the WorkCover settlement process in relation to each of the main WorkCover entitlements that a person may claim. Medical and like expenses and weekly payments settlement process If the WorkCover insurer has...
WorkCover settlement conference

WorkCover settlement conference

WorkCover settlement conferences (Vic) When you refer to a WorkCover settlement conference, in most cases what you’re referring to is a conference that occurs in relation to a WorkCover common law claim. This page will explore WorkCover settlement conferences in...
WorkCover entitlements (Vic)

WorkCover entitlements (Vic)

WorkCover entitlements (Vic)  Our entire site is devoted to WorkCover entitlements in Victoria, with each blog answering different questions about the various entitlements you have through the scheme. Here we summarize all of the major entitlements and give you links...
WorkCover and offers of settlement

WorkCover and offers of settlement

WorkCover and offers of settlement (Vic) There are a number of occasions during a WorkCover claim where WorkCover may offer you a settlement. This article will explore those occasions and will discuss what you need to know in relation to each. Medical and like...
All about WorkCover statutory counter offers

All about WorkCover statutory counter offers

All about WorkCover statutory counter offers (Vic) During a WorkCover claim you may have heard the term WorkCover counter offer or WorkCover statutory counter offer referred to. This is an offer made on your behalf (usually) by your lawyer, during a common law lump...
All about WorkCover mediations

All about WorkCover mediations

All about WorkCover mediations  (Vic) If you’ve been in the WorkCover system long enough, you may have heard a WorkCover mediation being mentioned. This article will explore the WorkCover mediation process, and when a mediation may occur. What is a WorkCover...
I got hurt at work – can I sue?

I got hurt at work – can I sue?

If I get injured at work can I sue? You are able to sue if you get injured at work in some cases. After suffering an injury at work, some people wonder whether they are able to sue. They may want to sue their employer, a manufacturer of a defective piece of machinery...
WorkCover claim settled: now what?

WorkCover claim settled: now what?

WorkCover claim settled: now what? When most people refer to their WorkCover claim having settled, what they’re usually referring to is that they’ve settled a lump sum claim. This article will look at what happens once your claim has settled. Impairment benefit...
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...
Workers compensation case study

Workers compensation case study

Workers compensation case study (Vic) This case study is designed to give you an idea as to how a workers compensation claim in Victoria could progress. Keep in mind that the case study is an example for illustrative purposes. Every case has its own unique set of...
Compensation for workplace bullying

Compensation for workplace bullying

All about obtaining compensation for workplace bullying in Victoria. Workplace bullying is behaviour that is repeated and unreasonable, and is directed towards a worker or a group of workers, and creates a risk to health and safety. Workplace bullying can occur...
WorkCover payouts for neck injury

WorkCover payouts for neck injury

WorkCover payout for neck injury If you suffer an injury to your neck at work there are a few different options open to you to pursue compensation. We have covered compensation that relates to medical expenses and income replacement benefits elsewhere. The two types...
All about WorkCover Common law

All about WorkCover Common law

All about WorkCover WorkCover Common law damages claims in Victoria What is common law? The term ‘Common law’ refers to precedents and authority set down by court decisions developed over hundreds of years. When courts make decisions, in certain cases...