Car Accidents at Work
If you have been involved in a car accident while travelling to or from work or during the course of your employment you are entitled to WorkCover statutory benefits. Our car accident compensation lawyers can provide you with advice concerning the best course of action for you to take. As an injured worker entitled to make a WorkCover claim, you will receive statutory benefits meaning, wages and medical expenses irrespective of who is at fault for the incident.
If however you are not at fault for the accident e.g. there was another person at fault or you are a passenger in an at fault vehicle, then you are also entitled to make a compulsory third party claim against the at fault driver’s compulsory third party insurer.
Under the compulsory third party scheme you are entitled to the payment of an amount for your pain and suffering together with an amount for past economic loss representing the difference between the amount you might have received from WorkCover and the amount that you would ordinarily receive and future economic loss.
You might also be entitled to an amount for care and assistance.
You are entitled to claim both the WorkCover statutory benefits and also a lump sum compensation payment under the CTP scheme. We claim the WorkCover statutory benefit’s on top of the damages that you would ordinarily receive, and that amount is simply refunded to WorkCover and does not come out of the compensation to which you are entitled ordinarily under the compulsory third party scheme.
Our personal injury lawyers are able to provide advice to you concerning your entitlements on a no win no fee basis. Please contact the WorkCover Helpline if you have any queries concerning journey claims or have been involved in a car accident at work or in any circumstances, in which case, we will provide you with obligation free advice.
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