Workers Compensation Lawyers

Accidents happen in the workplace and our team at Garling & Co specialise in helping people like you claim the workers compensation they deserve. Our expert workers comp lawyers have over 20 years of experience and are Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law.

Even if you’re a sub-contractor or worker who’s deemed to be employed, our team will assist you if there’s a claim to be made on your behalf.

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You’ll receive outstanding service. We maintain a 5-star client rating.

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We provide confidential, free case assessments.

Industry Experts

We’re industry experts with over 20 years of experience.

No Win No Fee

You won’t be required to pay any fees until we win your case.

5-Star Client Rating

You’ll receive outstanding service. We maintain a 5-star client rating.

Free Case Assessments

We provide confidential, free case assessments.

Industry Experts

We’re industry experts with over 20 years of experience.

No Win No Fee

You won’t be required to pay any fees until we win your case.

We specialise in Workers Compensation Claims

What is workers compensation?

All employers are required by law to have workers compensation insurance. This insurance provides compensation to employees who get injured at work. The benefits available to injured employees under workers compensation are determined by the Workers Compensation Act (NSW 1987) and the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act (NSW 1998).

The acts also outlines the rights and responsibilities of both the injured worker and the employer to ensure the injured worker receives their benefits and assistance to recover and return safely to work.

Why choose us for your workers compensation claim?

At Garling & Co, we’re here to take you through the process honestly, without leaving you in the dark. Before anything begins, our team will help you determine if you have a workers compensation claim and explain what’s required to make one. We’ll let you know exactly what kind of compensation you’re entitled to and if successful, how long the claim will take.

With Garling & Co, you’ll have expertise on your side. We offer:

  • Outstanding service, with a 5-start client rating
  • Confidential, free case assessments
  • Legal costs and disbursements paid by WIRO
  • A team of industry experts, with over 20 years experience
  • Award winning compensation lawyers

What are the benefits of a successful workers compensation claim?

While the claims process may seem overwhelming, our specialist workers comp lawyers won’t stop fighting to protect you and your family’s future. If you’re eligible for workers compensation in NSW, the benefits may include:

  • Your reasonable and necessary medical expenses
  • Payment of weekly compensation if you cannot work
  • Work Injury Damages if the whole person impairment resulting from the injury is at least 15%
  • Lump-sum benefits if you have suffered a whole person permanent impairment as a result of your injuries

We win our clients the workers compensation payments they deserve

Handling workers compensation claims can be complex and requires the upmost expertise to ensure success.

The team at Garling & Co has built a reputation on winning clients the workers compensation payments they deserve. Take a look at our proven track record in winning our clients huge workers compensation claims.

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Would you like assistance with your claim?

Complete our free, no obligation confidential case assessment form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Alternatively, we are available to talk through phone and email. Please contact our experienced workers compensation lawyers to find out how we can help.

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No Win No Fee

You won’t be required to pay any fees until we win your case.

Industry Experts

We’re industry experts with over 20 years of experience.

Maximum Compensation

Our team of expert injury lawyers will help you get maximum compensation.

Yanthi S.
01:51 18 May 22
I engaged with Garling and Co to assist me for my weekly payment dispute with the insurance. I was upset with Natasha, as she didn't prepare me to the worse outcome or kind of negotiation in the... hearing. I assumed that as a Lawyer she should experience with the process or the way to solve the case. Even though I asked her what should I do or what would be happened in the hearing a week before but she didn't mentioned anything, and told me not do anything. But in the hearing she and the Arbitrator only gave me less than 5 minute to make decision and pushed me to accept the disappointed outcome and what she said totally different with what she said earlier. I don't trust her at all, her words is not consistent.I would like to express my appreciation to Matthew Garling who had stepped in to handle my weekly payment issue with the insurance. He is very professional, knowledgeable, easy to talk to and very humble. My disappointment earlier has melted away by his kindness and caring to resolve my issue which has came out the great outcome. Now I am satisfied with his expertise therefore I would not hesitate to let him to handle the case I might have in the more
Lynda S
00:34 04 May 22
For such complicated matters, it is extremely important to have a good team in your corner. The right team.Garling and co is just that and much more.They listen to you and care. They support you... during the entire process. You will have so many questions and they always return your calls and reply to your emails.Thank you so much to Renee, who explained everything to me and what to expect in details and really reassured me. The process felt less heavy and stressful because she was there. She was professional and so efficient. She took over my case from previous lawyer and I wish I could have met her first. She was available to answer the many questions I had along the way. There is also Kelli, she was the first person I got on the phone most of the time when I called and she is nice and very helpful, I had so many questions and doubts, I was stressed yet she had the patience to explain and seek answers to my questions.Natasha took over my case towards the end and she also was great in listening and supporting me and made sure to defend my best interests against the other side at all time.The Worker’s compensation process is very stressful, it can last for a long period. In my case it was three years and it is to the upmost importance to have people who treats you well, are professional and efficient.I am very satisfied with the outcome and I hope that this reviews helps the next person.Your assistance made the difference and I would have not been able to do it without your precious more
Melinda B.
23:57 04 Apr 22
Workers compensation and the medical-legal process is a complicated and a difficult process.If you are looking for a highly professional compensation/personal injury lawyer, I would without... hesitation definitely recommend Matthew Garling who is a genuine, caring & dedicated lawyer.Matthew, Allison Luck and co. are extremely professional, clear and concise with all communication and an exceptional support during the whole process of my claim, I felt confident and secure that I had made the right decision having Matthew represent me, they worked tirelessly and where 100% committed to getting me the best possible outcome.My case was complicated and Matthew never gave up fighting for me, he didn’t just take the first option for a quick and easy resolution.He and his team got me the best possible outcome for my WPI and I will be forever grateful for their hard work and diligence. I now have peace of mind knowing I have lifetime medical assistance and payment till retirement more
Jim M.
12:25 27 Mar 22
Garling and Co lawyers you have done again with Success for my TPD claim! Ms. Emma Perkins and her team have assisted my TPD claim with great success after the hard work, She is a very down-to-earth... person, professional, and highly knowledgeable with insurance claim law. She is very approachable and always willing to help and often reply my question of email after business hours. I will most delighted to recommend Garling and Co Lawyers. Ms. Emma Perkins and her team to any person who needs insurance claim law service like me. by Julieread more
Anthony N
22:13 17 Mar 22
I had Garling & Co Lawyers handle my workplace dispute, I could not be happier with the outcome, handled in such a professional way with excellent communication throughout the entire process.Natasha... and Kelli were very understanding in every aspect, requesting information via phone or email was never an issue, fast response times and helpful in every way. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the team @ Garling & Co Lawyers. 👍read more
Yvonne M.
05:03 21 Jan 22
14:20 15 Jan 22
I would like to thank the entire team at Garling and Co for being in my corner throughout the worst years I've experienced in my life.I chose Garling and Co in the end after being seriously injured... at work and needing representation, something I should have done years prior.I met with over 12 other legal firms in Sydney. Large,medium, small and all in between. Some were friends, some family, some were sharks, many were pressuring, many promised the world, Matthew was not like that.Matthew was the benchmark as he was one of the first I spoke with and ultimately he stood out in the end as I felt he was the most genuine.From the outset to the conclusion, I found Matthew to be very polite, easy to communicate with and extremely down to earth.He explained everything simply, he had answers for any questions along the way. He told me it how it was, not just what I wanted to hear.Matthew is a genuine nice guy that runs a very efficient and professional law firm. I made the correct choice engaging him in my claims and would not hesitate in recommending him.Renee was also terrific in handling my TPD claim which was literally finalised faster then international postage.Allison, Rebecca and Kelli were all great, always.Thanks again Garling and more
mark S.
06:30 23 Dec 21
I found from my very first meeting With Matthew that he was upfront honest and to the point . He thoroughly investigated my claim and we agreed too proceed.The staff at Garling and Co are wonderful... and helpful and I was kept informed and upto date from day one till the end .They made me feel confident and secure and I know I had the best team possible for my best outcome .I can’t thank Matthew and the team for their wonderful serviceread more
Daniel F.
08:48 10 Nov 21
My wife suffered psychological injury.Never having similar experience she had to get legal advice.Workers compensation law is complex and she needed someone to help her navigate her way through.... There are many compensation lawyers but not all with enough experience and strong reputation . We have finally decided to go with Matthew and his team based on the independent website reviews .Looking back now we have made the right choice .There is lot of hurdles and having trustworthy lawyer with great communication skills on your side can make huge difference .My wife can now try to move on with the compensation she deserved.Thanks to Matthew ,Allison ,Emma,Rebecca and rest of the team. Thank you again.Daniel and Veerayaread more
K B.
07:35 28 Oct 21
When you work for an employer for a number of decades and suffer a debilitating injury, you expect compassion, support and belief that you are genuine. When you don’t get that and then also have to... deal with Workers Compensation Insurers it slowly breaks you.That's when you need amazing support like Matthew Garling and his team. From my first meeting with Matthew I was confident I was referred to the right guy. I couldn’t be more pleased with my outcome. Matthew is the Guru of workers compensation, he is professional, easy to work with, nothings a bother and most importantly he gets great results. Do not think twice about using Garling and Co Lawyers.Thank you Matthew, Renee, Allison and Kelli for your invaluable more

Frequently Asked Question

1. How do I make a worker’s compensation claim?

If you have sustained an injury in the course of employment, you must undertake the following steps:

Step 1.    Notify the employer of the injury as soon as possible
Step 2.    Record the injury in the employer’s register of injuries
Step 3.    Obtain a Work Cover Medical Certificate of Capacity from your general practitioner or hospital
Step 4.    Notify the insurer of the injury (get the insurer’s details from your employer who must provide the name when requested)
Step 5.    Ensure that the Work Cover Certificate of Capacity and all Medical bills or expenses are given to the employer and a copy to the insurer

Once the scheme agent/insurer has been notified of an injury, the following will occur:

  • The insurer will contact the worker and employer;
  • The insurer will review the claim and commence provisional liability payments which must start within 7 days of receiving notification of the injury

If the insurer has a reasonable excuse not to commence provisional liability payments, the insurer must notify the worker within 7 days of receiving the notification of injury.

A claim form is only required if:

  • The insurer has a reasonable excuse not to commence provisional liability payments
  • Weekly payments exceed the 12-week provisional liability period
  • Provisional expenses exceed $7500, and there is not sufficient information to determine ongoing liability
  • The injury has been notified, but there is insufficient information to determine liability

2. Is there a time limit for making a worker’s compensation claim?

A claim for Workers Compensation should be made as soon as possible following an injury or otherwise within 6 months of the injury, accident, or death.

If there is a failure to claim within 6 months and that failure is the result of ignorance, common mistake, or absence from the State, then a claim for workers compensation can still be made.

If the claim is not made within 3 years of the date of injury, accident, or death, then the claim cannot be made unless the injury resulted in the death or serious injury of the worker.

3. How can I claim workers compensation?

Claiming for workers compensation is quite simple.

If you believe you were injured while at work, then to claim compensation, you need to see your general practitioner and obtain a WorkCover Certificate of Capacity. The form that your doctor completes certifies that you have sustained an injury in the course of your employment, the type of injury, and whether you are unfit or partially fit for work. This certificate needs to submit to your employer. Your employer is then required to forward a copy to the workers compensation insurer to commences your claim.

4. What can I claim under workers compensation?

Once you have provided a copy of the medical certificate to your employer, the insurer will decide within 7 days if they accept your claim. Once the claim has is accepted, the insurer can pay compensation in the form of:

  • Weekly payments of compensation for loss of income.
  • Payment of all medical expenses.
  • Lump sum compensation for permanent impairment.
  • Potential claim for damages if the negligence of your employer caused your injury.

If the claim gets declined, they need to provide written notice of the reasons why it has been declined and provide a copy of any documents they rely upon in making that decision. This is called a S.78 Notice.

5. Do I need to pay legal costs in workers compensation claims?

The simple answer is no. The NSW Government has adopted a legal aid type scheme known as ILARS. This service pays for all legal costs associated with making a worker’s compensation claim. Your lawyer will make an application to ILARS for funding to pay for your legal costs.

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