Work Injuries

Work Injuries

If you have been injured at work, you may be entitled to compensation.

If you are employed or contracted to work, you may have a claim for workers' compensation for an injury or illness that occurs at work or is related to work.  It is sometimes also possible to pursue a claim against a third party in relation to an injury at work if you can prove that the third party has been negligent.

If you have any questions about the compensation payments that you are (or are not) receiving, you should seek immediate legal advice. We have a team of lawyers who can act for you to ensure your rights are protected. The workers compensation scheme can be confusing and many workers are not aware of their fully range of entitlements.

Return to Work SA

The Return to Work SA scheme replaced the WorkCover scheme on 1 July 2015. Even if you have a current work injury before this date, your claim will be managed under the new laws.

If you have suffered an injury connected to your work, we can assist you to obtain:

  • income support to cover your wages;
  • reasonable and necessary medical treatment and care;
  • return to work services like job placement and retraining;
  • lump sum payments for permanent impairment;
  • lump sum payments for economic loss.

In the event of a compensable workplace fatality, we can assit family members to obtain:

  • weekly payments;
  • lump sum compensation;
  • funeral benefits;
  • counselling services.

Our services are tailored to your situation:

Contact Us

If you have received a decision affecting your entitlements, want assistance in obtaining your permanent impairment lump sum, or you have any other queries about Work Injuries, contact us on 08 8523 8400 or email us at legal@rudalls.com.au.

Downloads

  Work Capacity Certificate

  Claim Form

  Impairment Assessment Guidelines

Blogs

"Lump sum entitlements under the Return to Work Act" by Alexander Dollman (06/12/2016)

"South Australian Employment Tribunal" by Nick Pullman (02/07/2015)

"Medical Expenses under the New Workers Compensation Law" by Nick Pullman (15/01/2015)

"New WorkCover Laws" by Nick Pullman (31/10/2014)

"A New WorkCover System" by Nick Pullman (05/08/2014)

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