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
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 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.
04:15 08 Dec 20
I am so grateful to Matthew and his team for how they handled and helped to finalise my claim. I found them to be exceptionally knowledgeable, professional and responsive. I had another firm manage... my claim previously and am glad to have changed as I was finally able to settle the matter. Thank more
leonel R.
15:13 13 Nov 20
Kemp S.
08:09 12 Nov 20
What a team. You all worked with passion and empathy, yielding the mightiest army that marched forward, battling on behalf of my family and I. Thank you Matthew (The Man) Garling and the lovely... more
marena K.
04:17 12 Nov 20
I had Matthew handle my legal case. He was outstanding. His knowledge and fantastic attitude was awesome. He won my case and I was very pleased with the outcome. He always explained things in... simple, understandable terms, as legal issues can be complicated and complex. I would highly recommend using Matthew and his team.. He is honest, and tells things as they are, and returns calls very promptly. Allison and the team of Admin staff are excellent more
Katrina N.
22:16 04 Nov 20
Craig S.
06:05 10 Sep 20
I can not thank enough Garling and Co for their professional advice and expertise. They have provided me with a great outcome, far greater than I could ever have hoped for. This literally has changed... my life.Matt and Renee at Garling and Co were always available for advice and help, they provided clear and timely advice, explaining everything for me. Every advice provided came to fruition with a positive outcome for me. Each time I won a claim, Matt and Renee would then provide additional claim options for me, which resulted in further claims, each claim I would then go on to win.Again, I can’t thank enough Matt and Renee at Garling and Co, their professionalism and expert advice has literally changed my life.ThanksCraigread more

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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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