If I Want To Make A Workers Compensation Claim What Do I Do?

What Is The Process For Making A Claim?

Following an injury at work you should:

  1. Get first aid as soon as possible on site;
  2. report the accident to your employer;
  3. seek medical attention from your own preferred doctor as soon as possible to get a First Medical Certificate (also known as a First Progress Certificate); and
  4. Follow your doctors advice on whether to return to work or seek further treatment.

To make a claim you should fill out a workers compensation claim form and attach your 1st progress certificate to the form and hand it to your employer. You should make sure any claim is made within 12 months unless you have good reason not to.

We have prepared a short video for you to have a look at before you fill out the form


If you have not gone back to work you should send the claim form by registered post to your employers listed business address as required by the Act, however, if you are unable to do that you could also fax or email the claim form to a published fax number or email address and follow it up with a phone call.

Your employer must give the completed claim form to their workers compensation insurer within 5 working days.

The employer must give the claim form to the insurer within 5 working days and the insurer has 14 days to notify you that either the claim is accepted. there is not enough information to make a decision and they need more time or the claim is denied.

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.

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