Workers Compensation Common Law Claims
You may have seen a notice from the insurer telling you that your common law termination date is about six (6) months away. We receive a few calls a month from workers worried that the words ‘termination date’ in that letter mean that they are going to be sacked on that date. This is not necessarily the case!
The termination date is the date your ability to start a common law action in negligence against your employer is abolished unless you are eligible to start a common law claim and you lodge the right paperwork with WorkCover.
The Workers Comp Act limits your ability to start a claim in many ways and you should speak to us immediately by calling us on 08 6143 5200 if you are unsure of what it is all about but want to protect your common law rights.
More Info on Workers Compensation Common Law Claims?
Due to the high number of calls we get in relation to common law questions we have provided further information in the Faq’s below if you want to have a look, some of it is so important that we are happy to discuss your claim over the phone as well if you give us a call.
Common Law Frequently Asked Questions
- WHAT IS A COMMON LAW CLAIM?
- WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN INJURED WORKER ELECTS TO MAKE A COMMON LAW CLAIM?
- WHAT IS NEEDED TO SUCCEED WITH A CLAIM IN NEGLIGENCE?
- WHAT KINDS OF DAMAGES CAN BE CLAIMED?
- WHAT IS THE COST OF A COMMON LAW ACTION?
Your common law termination date is so important that if you cant wade through what we have written on 93O notices, termination dates, whole person impairment percentages, AMS doctors and the Workers Comp Act we are offering you a free Appointment so we can explain it to you in detail and answer any questions you might have.
A common law claim may give you access to full compensation, however, even if it turns out you are able to make a claim you need to examine all the circumstances leading to your injury with a critical legal eye to establish your chances of success at court. Besides, you will have to be informed fully as to the costs of running a claim and the complications that can arise.
What Can You Do To Protect Yourself Now
While the information in these pages is relevant to your claim you could speak to a lawyer obligation free and at no cost instead of spending the next week looking around the web for more concise information.
It’s easy, you can call us on 08 6143 5200 or fill out an enquiry form here and we would be happy to discuss your claim, at no cost to you, over the phone or at your free appointment.
We guarantee that you will not have to pay for your consultation and if you are eligible for our No Win No Fee Solution* (as most work injuries are) we can continue to help you through the life of your claim without you having to pay for our legal advice out of your own pocket.
If you have already spoken to other lawyers about workers compensation and they haven’t been able to take on your claim please give us a call to see if we can help you.