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

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5-Star Client Rating

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

Free Case Assessments

Free Case Assessments

We provide confidential, free case assessments.

Industry Experts

Industry Experts

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

No Win No Fee

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 utmost 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.

If you need assistance with your claim, please do not hesitate to contact us as follows;

  1. Complete our FREE case assessment form HERE
  2. Email us at info@garlingandco.com.au
  3. Give us a call on (02) 8329 9500 and talk to our specialised lawyers

Insurance companies and their employees won’t tell you everything you need to know to get all the compensation you’re entitled to. You need to fight back by arming yourself with all the knowledge you can. Read this 6-point guide which will help you understand your rights and entitlements under Workers’ Compensation legislation when making a successful claim for work injury compensation or damages.

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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 by phone and email. Please contact our experienced accredited specialist personal injury lawyers to find out how we can help.

No Win No Fee

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

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

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

Kimberly B.
23:14 14 Feb 24
Mathew is very knowledgable and has been of great assistance to me. All the staff are friendly and helpful. I'm so happy I found this firm.Thank you Mathew and team for your great work in my case.... I am 100% happy with what you achieved for me.read more
Julie M.
10:16 16 Jan 24
My last stage of Workers compensation claim was managed by Emma Perkins, Natasha Stojanovic, Rebecca Dunshea and Kelli Robinson at Garling and Co. Lawyers who went the extra mile with their service... from the beginning to the end of 3 years of my case. I have become very anxious with almost everything after a workplace injury and a lot of times I probably ask more questions than I need to, but Emma Perkins always finds clear answers to my questions in a short time and explains to me patiently even using her mealtime or between her meeting and make me feel that I have been very well take care and supported. I am so grateful and extremely satisfied. The excellent service, attitude, and culture of Metthew Garling and his team are second to none with a very high success rate. If you going to battle with your workplace injury for a short or long period, you are better off with Garling and Co. lawyers who are able back you up every step of the way. I strongly recommend it to anybody who needs their service like me. Julieread more
patrick P.
01:46 19 Dec 23
I like to say that I had a very wonderful experience,And the support, and also understanding with all my requests,I could not ask for a better team!Thank you Emma and also her assistant Rebecca... thank youread more
Kazi H.
13:38 13 Dec 23
Work cover fund is GOVT’S money but insurer think that it is from their 14th generation. So only they can have it. Not only that, people from the work, IME doctor from insurer, back to work... coordinator from work, Rehab provider from any side push the worker as hard as possible that the worker (doesn’t matter how the workers mental or psychical condition) either go back to his pre injury duty or leave the job.More over on that very bumpy any difficult journey some of them only treat the worker as a MONEY MAKING MECHINE .in some point worker feels like, no rooms to breath. On that moment need someone to support legally, someone to care, someone to relive.On my case I believe that, somehow, I manage to make my God happy. That’s why God sends me to Matthew Gerling and his team Allison, Rebecca and Nathan, and all of GARLING & co Lawyers.I am not good enough in English, can’t express my gratitude.Matthew, Allison, Rebecca and Nathan, please accept my appreciation and pass it to others.read more
Carol L.
01:32 29 Nov 23
Professional, understanding and friendly
Sean G.
23:21 14 Nov 23
Matthew Garling and everyone I spoke to at Garling and Co were kind, caring and compassionate. They were sensitive to my psychological condition and were patient in explaining everything to me, so... that I clearly understood the legal process. I am exceptionally grateful for the settlement outcome that Garling and Co obtained for me. Many thanks.read more
waqas A.
08:33 13 Nov 23
Great Experience with Garling & Co. Matthew explained everything in detail during the first appointment. Allison, Nathan, Rebecca and the staff have been extremely helpful. Thank You to the team and... lawyers at Garling & Co. for making the long process easy for me and getting an excellent outcome for my compensation claim.I would highly recommend Garling & Co. Lawyersread more
Saskia L.
21:42 08 Nov 23
The world of workers compensation is long, hard and confusing, but Emma and Rebecca at Garling & Co always treated my case with kindness, respect and understanding. No question was ever silly and... they always had time to make sure I knew what would happen next and how we could best prepare. I am so thankful for their expertise and could not have chosen anyone better to represent me.read more
Antonio P.
08:46 06 Nov 23
Thank you Matthew and his team for taking care of my case couldn’t ask for a better results and couldn’t have better team to do that thank you
Julie M.
00:40 06 Nov 23
Garlic & Co Lawyers have been wonderful, supporting me through some difficult times. With their assistance, positive outcomes were achieved. Many thanks to the Team.Julie

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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