WorkCover claim acceptance letter

WorkCover claim acceptance letter

WorkCover claim acceptance letter – what does it actually say? Once you’ve lodged a WorkCover claim, the WorkCover insurer will spend some time processing the claim before ultimately making a decision to either accept or reject the claim. If they accept...
Can you withdraw a WorkCover claim?

Can you withdraw a WorkCover claim?

Can you withdraw a WorkCover claim? Yes, you can withdraw your WorkCover claim. However, there’s a few things you should keep in mind. The rest of this page will look into how that works and what that actually means. If your claim has just been lodged but not...
WorkCover claim accepted

WorkCover claim accepted

WorkCover claim accepted Once your WorkCover claim has been accepted in Victoria, that will entitle you to two things only.  That is, the payment of weekly payments of compensation if your ability to work has been impacted, and the payment of reasonable medical and...
WorkCover lawyers

WorkCover lawyers

WorkCover lawyers in Victoria If you’ve suffered an injury at work and if you’ve lodged a WorkCover claim (or perhaps you’re thinking of doing so), you may have considered hiring a lawyer to help you. We (Michael and Peter) are both lawyers, but we...
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...
I hurt my back at work what should I do?

I hurt my back at work what should I do?

I hurt my back at work what should I do? (Vic) Work related back injuries are very common. In Victoria, recent WorkSafe Victoria data shows that around 15% of all injuries suffered at work are to the back. Here are your options if you suffer a back injury at work. Get...
Is WorkCover a salary?

Is WorkCover a salary?

Is WorkCover a salary? (Vic) In one sense, WorkCover is a salary. If you have an accepted WorkCover claim in Victoria, one of your potential entitlements is the payment of weekly payments to cover some of your lost wages. However, it is important to keep in mind that...
How do I claim WorkCover?

How do I claim WorkCover?

How do I claim WorkCover (Vic)? This page outlines the step-by-step process to lodge a WorkCover claim as an injured worker in Victoria. Unfortunately, this page only applies to Victorian claims. If you are wishing to lodge a claim relating to another state or...
Can a doctor lodge a WorkCover claim?

Can a doctor lodge a WorkCover claim?

Can a doctor lodge a WorkCover claim (Vic)? No, a doctor is not able to lodge a WorkCover claim on your behalf in Victoria. A doctor can provide you with the WorkCover claim form, a WorkCover certificate (called a certificate of capacity) and they can help you to...
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...
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...