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Workers Compensation & Personal Injury Lawyers Townsville
If you have had an accident or your health has been affected at work, you may be able to claim compensation. This includes injuries occurring at work or as a result of work, including an aggravation of a pre-existing injury.
If you have suffered an injury or illness at work, you must first report it to your employer. You should also complete a WorkCover claim form and seek a medical certificate.
Time limits apply and delays could prevent you from making a claim. Prompt expert legal advice is essential.
Get in touch with the leading worker's compensation lawyers in Townsville, at Connolly Suthers to ensure your compensation claim is handled diligently and professionally. You can make an enquiry now and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please note that if your injury prevents you from travelling to see us, we'll travel to see you.
The Workplace Accident Lawyers Townsville Trusts
At Connolly Suthers, we take a compassionate approach to all workplace injury and compensation claim cases in Townsville. If you have been injured in the workplace or if you have been affected psychologically, it is very important to treat these issues with care.
We understand that making any form of workers' compensation claim for injuries in the workplace can be a stressful and time-consuming process - particularly whilst you are still injured or unwell. Connolly Suthers’ compensation team of personal injury lawyers specialise in claims of this nature; we have the experience and the know-how to handle these cases effectively, ensuring that all needs are met.
Who can make a claim?
Employers must have compulsory Workers' Compensation insurance covering their employees in the workplace or on-site.
The Workers' Compensation scheme covers:
- All employees
- Some self-employed workers;
- Those deemed to be workers (e.g. some volunteers, work experience students)
If you are an injured Commonwealth Government employee or an injured employee of a large national company, you can make your claim under the Federal Comcare scheme.
What can I claim?
WorkCover compensation can include wages, medical expenses, and an impairment lump sum, regardless of who was at fault.
In addition to WorkCover compensation entitlements, workers injured in unsafe workplaces can bring claims for additional sums of money for things such as:
- Future loss of wages
- Future medical, rehabilitation and other expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Home help in some circumstances
Are there time limits?
Yes - there are strict time limits to when you can make a claim. In most cases, there is a 3-year time limit from the date you were injured.
However, even so, you should consult a personal injury lawyer in Townsville immediately to protect the rights of you and your family after the incident.
What will it cost?
We work on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you will only pay our legal fees if we win your case.
The cost of a personal injury lawyer will depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim and every claim is different. We are happy to advise you on your situation during a free consultation. Contact us now to make an appointment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why Do I Need a Lawyer for Workers Compensation?
Without an experienced legal expert on your side, it can be extremely difficult to recognise and present the evidence in your case and you may miss out on much more compensation than you are entitled to under the compensation scheme in Queensland. To partner with the worker’s compensation lawyers Townsville trusts, partner with Connolly Suthers.
Why Choose Connolly Suthers?
Connolly Suthers provide a seamless, hassle-free approach to getting the compensation you are entitled to after an accident or injury. A personal injury can be quite traumatic and have a significant impact on your quality of life. It’s stressful enough having to deal with the pain and recovery, let alone any financial hardship that comes with it.
Our compensation team of personal injury lawyers will ensure you receive the maximum compensation required for your case as detailed by WorkCover in Queensland. We will gather all evidence and gain all the necessary reports on your behalf to ensure we have a thorough understanding of the situation before proceedings begin.
Our personal injury law team is made up of dedicated, Townsville locals who have been members of the community for years and are passionate about giving back to the local community. At Connolly Suthers, we feel honoured when entrusted with the legal affairs of someone else and obliged to make a lasting, positive difference.
Your journey to getting the right compensation following a workplace accident starts with a free consultation from the expert personal injury lawyers in Townsville. Our Townsville team has four accredited specialists in the field of personal injury under Queensland Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation Program. Our team has completed an advanced, peer-reviewed assessment program specific to this area of expertise, demonstrating their high level of knowledge within this space.
Do Connolly Suthers Offer Other Services?
There are many circumstances in our everyday lives where we may need to call on the services of a lawyer. With Connolly Suthers, our team of knowledgeable and friendly workers compensation lawyers are ready to assist you across a wide number of legal issues.
The Connolly Suthers team of solicitors offer considerable expertise and experience in all aspects of compensation law, family law, wills and estates, conveyancing, criminal law, property law, business law, and dispute resolution.
Where Are the Connolly Suthers Offices Located?
Connolly Suthers are the personal injury lawyers Townsville residents turn to. We can be found at 416 Flinders Street, Townsville.