Workers Compensation Claim:

  1. Tell your employer/supervisor that you have had an injury.
  2. Record the injury in your employers Register of Injuries.
  3. Take photos of where and how you hurt yourself at work.
  4. Record the names and contact details of any witnesses.
  5. Visit your doctor for treatment and ensure the doctor records;
    1. How the injury occurred
    2. The body part/s are injured
  6. Ask your Doctor to complete a WorkCover Certificate of Capacity if you require time off work and/or medical treatment.
  7. To activate your claim;
    1. Give the Certificate of Capacity to your employer and send a copy to the Workers Compensation Insurer.
    2. Give any bills or accounts for medical treatment to your employer and a copy to the Workers Compensation insurer so they can be paid or reimbursed to you.
  8. The workers compensation insurer is required to respond to your claim within 7 days by either; Accept provisional liability within 7 days and commence to pay for medical expenses and any loss of income, or; Notify you in writing that the claim is reasonably excused, the reasons why and tell you what to do next.

Obtain the assistance of a lawyer who is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law, should you have any questions regarding your claim. There is no cost, as injured workers do not pay legal costs in workers compensation claims.

Do not speak to an investigator appointed by the insurer without speaking to an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.

Motor Vehicle Accident Claim:

  1. Obtain the registration details of the car at fault.
  2. Take photos of the accident scene and damage to both vehicles.
  3. Record the contact details of any witnesses to the accident.
  4. Report the accident to the Police within 28 days and obtain an event number.
  5. Visit your doctor for treatment and ensure the doctor records;
    1. That the injury was sustained in a Motor Vehicle Accident
    2. The body part/s injured in the accident
  6. Complete an Accident Notification Form within 28 days and send it to the CTP insurer of the vehicle you consider at fault*. This covers you for up to $5000.00 worth of treatment and lost income.
  7. If you have not recovered completely from your injuries within 3 months, or have incurred more than $5,000 in treatment or lost wages, then complete a Motor Accident Personal Injury Claim form within 6 months from the date of the accident and send it to the CTP insurer*. There are strict time limits so you must comply.

Obtain the assistance of a lawyer who is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law. You will not have to pay any legal costs until after your claim finishes and only if you get compensation.

Do not give a statement to an investigator appointed by the insurer without speaking to an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.

Do not settle your claim without consulting an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law. You will receive much less compensation.

*Claim forms and further information can be found at www.maa.nsw.gov.au

For further information call 1300 851 201