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Psychological Injury Claims

If you are suffering from a psychological condition or injury as a result of work, whether you developed the condition having witnessed or experienced a traumatic incident or otherwise, it’s possible you may have a claim for workers’ compensation.

Garling & Co have psychological injury claim lawyers who can help you bring about a claim for compensation.

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We specialise in Psychological Injuries at Work

What is a psychological injury?

A psychological injury is where a person has started to suffer from a psychiatric condition (such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder) as the result of a traumatic event.

Psychological injuries can be sustained anywhere and may present themselves anytime from weeks to months after the event has occurred. In the workplace, psychological injuries can be the result of overwork, bullying, intimidation, stress and as a by-product of a physical injury being sustained.

Read our successful Psychological Injury Claims here
Fangzhou T.
08:00 10 Jun 21
I could not thank Matthew and his team enough for the services and care provided over the last three years, and I could not be any happier with the outcome they have achieved which was well exceeded... my expectation.Matthew and his team had shown me not only they are experts in their fields, but also honest and down to earth to approach.I consider myself extremely lucky and grateful for having them in my journey.Joeread more
Sultan B.
02:17 10 May 21
Jim M.
10:35 28 Apr 21
In Sep 2019 after I received dispute letter of my works compensation liability claim from insurance I was devastated, it wasn’t easy to find a good lawyer willing to take my difficult case. But... fortunately, I find Garling and Co Lawyers after I reading very good article about workers compensation law by Mr Matthew Garling. And he had kindly accepted my case on my seconded attempt with new evidence. I forgot my first meeting with him, but he put me back in straight way after I rang him and took his time to explain process with details after carefully looked my file.Mr Matthew Garling who is very down to earth person with friendly and knowledgeable with the complexities of workplace injury law. And so is his team. Ms Renee lawes who also is a great lawyer have the skilful technique with her naturally calm voice but convincing to make clear point with detailed importance part after well preparation on my case to the Arbitrator and respondents. She is very approachable, professional, knowledgeable and always willing to help me with questions I had at the time on numerous events, put on a complete and absolute masterclass in workers injury law on my behalf. just 2 days ago she has delivered to me that Arbitrator had rule the case in my favour after 8 month of hard work of Ms Renee Lawes, Mr Metthew Garling and his term. .And I will most delighted to recommend Ms Renee Lawes and Mr Matthew Garling and his team to any vulnerable person who need workers compensation law service like me.by Julieread more
Shona L.
04:40 15 Apr 21
Matthew Garling saved my life. By the time I found him I was at the end of my rope and desperate for help.from the first time I spoke to him, he was attentive and professional and always had time to... answer my questions. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He made the entire experience bearable. I am so eternally grateful. I don’t know how I would have coped without you on my team. Thank you again.read more
Kevin S.
01:52 15 Apr 21
From my first contact with this company I have felt confidant, my first meeting with Mathew was open and very professional and I really felt that at last someone believed in me and would support... me.So far it has been over two and a half years and Garling & Co (Mathew and all of the staff) have supported me and represented me in the most exemplary manner.The courtesy provided by this company is beyond measure, nothing is to much for them. I am updated regularly, courtesy calls in-between to ensure I am ok. Everything is made clear and any questions or doubts are explained in a clear and concise manner.I cannot emphasise enough my praise for these people, I have had bad dealings with legal firms in the past but Garling & Co have re-ignited my faith in the legal system.read more
Alaa K.
22:34 25 Mar 21
Thank you Mr Galing for everything you’ve done for me and his team Allison Rebecca Kelli this man handle my case very professionally he’s got the insurance to pay for my treatment for life and he... got me money more than I expected I had a CTP claim I had an accident in 2018 I was hit by truck and I had a lot of injuries he got me to $2 million dollars walk away money more than 1 million I don’t know how to Repay this man and his team from the bottom of my heart thank you very much I wish you happiness and peace and you team kindly regards Alaa Kanjoread more
Megan W.
01:50 05 Mar 21
We worked with the team at Garling & Co for almost 6 years on a compensation claim for our daughter. Every member of the Garling team is professional, prompt and responsive. They were always... available to answer our queries or concerns and made the entire, lengthy process as stress-free as possible. They exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend their team and would not hesitate in using their services again in the future.read more
Edward P.
04:42 04 Mar 21
Mathew is great. He has good quick efficient advise. He has saved me from so much stress. Cannot thank you enough.
Valerie T.
06:39 12 Jan 21
Matthew Garling was not only professional, but a real people person. I always felt that he was being straightforward, honest and realistic with me, although in the end he negotiated a better outcome... than I had ever expected at the outset. Before meeting Matthew I had interviews with two other firms but didn't like either of them. So glad I chose Garling & Co!read more
Matt D.
08:33 09 Dec 20
If you require the service’s of an expert in Workers Compensation matters do not look any further, Matthew was always available to discuss my concerns and provided me with expert advice.
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I have a psychological injury claim?

You may be entitled to make a psychological injury claim if you have sustained a psychological injury or condition because of an injury you sustained at work.

To have a valid psychological injury claim, your lawyers at Garling & Co will need to be able to prove that have a diagnosable psychological injury and that such a condition has developed because of your employment.

Psychological injuries can be difficult to prove, so your lawyer will need to carefully analyse and assess the facts of your circumstances before they can draw any assumptions about whether or not you have a valid psychological injury claim.

Garling & Co lawyers will be able to efficiently and effectively let you know whether you have a psychological injury claim on your hands that could result in you being compensated for the distress caused to you.

2. What is the legal process for a psychological injury claim?

Psychological injury claims fall under the NSW Workers Compensation Act and can be quite complicated given the individual circumstances. Here is a brief explanation of the legal process for a psychological injury claim.

  1. You get in contact with Garling & Co
  2. We have an initial consultation and assess whether you have a case
  3. We build your case by collecting factual and medical evidence
  4. Commence a claim against the workers compensation insurer
  5. If a settlement can be reached, then the case concludes
  6. If a settlement cannot be reached, a determination of the claim is made by an independent Arbitrator.

3. Who pays me compensation for my psychological injury?

If you have made a psychological injury claim as the result of an incident in the workplace and your employer is found to be responsible, then your compensation will be paid for by your employer’s workers compensation insurance company. The individual employer at fault will not have to pay for your compensation.

4. How much compensation do you get for a psychological injury?

The amount of compensation you receive for your psychological injury claim will depend on the nature and extent of your injury, whether it stops you from working and what treatment you may need to recover. The amount payable varies in each case but can include, weekly payments of compensation, medical expenses, and a lump sum for whole person impairment (WPI).

In NSW it may also be possible to sue your employer for negligence and obtain a lump sum payment for what is known as work injury damages.

5. How long will a psychological injury claim take?

Psychological injury claims can often be very complex matters, so the amount of time your psychological injury claim will take to reach resolution will depend on the individual circumstances of your case. Getting in touch with the lawyers at Garling & Co will be your first step in understanding how long your psychological injury claim may take depending on the unique facts surrounding your case.

6. What are the time limits for making a psychological injury claim?

Psychological injury claims are governed by strict time limits, so it’s important that you contact Garling & Co as soon as possible to discuss whether you have a claim so we can lodge it for you. In New South Wales for example under the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW), individuals must commence a work injury damages claim no later than three years after the date of the injury.

7. Why choose Garling & Co lawyers?

At Garling & Co, our lawyers believe in the rights of the individual; a person’s right to fight for what is just and fair. We also believe that psychological injuries can be just as harmful (and are just as valid) as physical ones.

Doyles Guide and Three Best Rated have consistently awarded Garling & Co as a leading compensation law firm in Sydney. Doyles Guide has recognised Garling & Co in both the Recommended and Leading categories for Accident Compensation Law Firm and Personal Injury Law Firm since 2015.

Our customer service ethos for psychological injury claims is to support our clients through every stage of the process, and to deliver them with the best financial outcome in the shortest period of time.

Our modern law practice is conveniently located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, within easy walking distance of Town Hall, Wynyard and Martin Place train stations. Parking is also available at the Queen Victoria Building (QVB), so it’s easy for you to come and see us for an initial consultation to discuss your psychological injury claim.

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