Neck injuries affect a high number of people across a wide range of industries every year in Australia. These types of injuries can not only be painful but, inhibit a person’s ability to work and live a comfortable lifestyle.
Injuries can be caused by a number of reasons including but, not limited to slips, falls, performing repetitive actions and lifting or carrying heavy objects.
We often speak with people who are unsure on what they should do if they suffer a neck injury and if they can make a compensation claim for a neck injury.
Can I claim compensation for a neck injury at work?
Sometimes people are hesitant advising their employer that they have sustained this type of injury and are concerned that their employer my disregard their claim, resulting in a loss of regular income and high medical expenses. It’s important to know that avoiding medical treatment can cause more complications and discomfort over time.
It’s also important that people should be aware that personal injury compensation claims should be made as soon as possible after the incident or accident and within three (3) years of the incident Claims outside the three (3) year period are typically difficult to win outside of this limitation period but the lawyers at Main Lawyers specialise in these limitation issues and may still be able to bring a claim on your behalf.
The good news is that there are laws in place to help injured people receive a workers compensation or claim vehicle claim payouts for a back injury with the help of a compensation lawyer acting on your behalf.
What are the compensation amounts that can be claimed?
There are different levels of compensation depending on the category of the injury being minor, moderate and serious.
A compensation lawyer at Main Lawyers will be able to assess the extent of the injury sustained and help develop a claim based on the findings.
In order to obtain an estimate of what you may receive, speak with one of our experienced compensation lawyers now.
How do I make a claim for workers compensation?
If you are injured at work, the first thing to do is report to it to your employer. Your employer should then allow you to complete a WorkCover form detailing the incident and your injury. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident (whether or not you are on your to or from work), you may also need to lodge a claim with a CTP insurer.
Second, visit your Doctor to obtain a Work Capacity Certificate and or Medical Certificate for CTP insurance claim detailing the extent of your injuries and certified reasons for not returning to work while injured.
Third, make copies of all WorkCover/medical documents and retain these for yourself and complete a NOAC form (if you are in a motor vehicle accident). You will then need to provide these documents to WorkCover and or the CTP insurer to commence your claim.
If you face difficulties in making a claim at this stage or any stage, contact a qualified personal injury lawyer at Main Lawyers for assistance. The Lawyer will assess your case and advise how to move forward and gain a compensation payment. The first consultation is FREE and we work on a no win, no fee arrangement.