Have you been injured at work in Victoria?
If you have suffered a physical or mental injury at work, you may be entitled to compensation under Victorian WorkCover law.
BP Lawyers are experts in WorkCover law. At BP Lawyers we represent injured clients with claims for compensation with compassion, integrity and professionalism.
We are committed to providing our clients with the best advice, so that injured workers know where they stand. We explain your legal options and let you know what compensation is available.
Then we pursue compensation for your work injury on your behalf.
BP Lawyers can assist injured workers receive just compensation for their work injury.
Why choose BP Lawyers?
BP Lawyers find Better Solutions, for a Brighter Future, with Best Results.
BP lawyers are a team of expert lawyers that have detailed knowledge and experience of WorkCover law. We provide our clients with the best advice and achieve the best outcomes in the shortest space of time. At the same time our experience assisting clients allows us to provide first-class legal services to injured workers with empathy and understanding.
We advise injured workers on whether they have a claim for common law damages and if they do, pursue that claim on their behalf.
BP Lawyers offer a free initial consultation. We can act for injured Victorians on a “no-win, no-fee*” basis, should your claim for compensation have reasonable prospects of success.
We are centrally located on Melbourne’s St Kilda Road.
If you have been injured at work in Victoria contact us now for a free initial consultation.
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Some More Information For You
What is WorkCover and how does the scheme work?
Victorian WorkCover law provides that injured workers in Victoria are entitled to compensation. The WorkCover scheme and the compensation provided to injured Victorian workers is administered by the Victorian WorkCover Authority who appoint WorkSafe Agents to manage WorkCover claims. In some instances, employers who are self-insurers manage WorkCover claims directly.
Who is covered by WorkCover?
All Victorian workers who suffer a compensable injury at work are eligible for compensation. Even where an employer has not taken out workers compensation insurance a worker will still be covered under Victorian WorkCover laws.
What sort of benefits are injured Victorian workers eligible for?
Under Victorian WorkCover law an injured worker may be eligible for the following benefits:
To receive medical and like services for a work injury a worker must have an accepted WorkCover claim.
What should you do if you suffer an injury at work?
If you suffer an injury at work, you should report your injury to your employer as soon as possible and lodge a WorkCover claim by filling in a WorkCover claim form and giving it to your employer.
The WorkCover claim form is a claim for medical and like services and weekly payments. If you are not able to work because of your injury, you should consult a doctor and obtain a WorkCover certificate of capacity and submit the certificate with your WorkCover claim. You should keep any relevant information and evidence regarding your injury and its circumstances which you may later wish to rely on.
You should seek legal advice as soon as possible following an injury as to your WorkCover entitlements, including your right to claim damages for your work injury. Strict time limits apply for common law damages for a work injury.
Once you have submitted a WorkCover claim, WorkCover or the self-insurer will decide to accept or reject your WorkCover claim. If you disagree with a decision of WorkCover to reject a claim or to terminate or reduce your weekly payments or reject to pay for medical and like services, you can challenge this decision.
Should your WorkCover claim be rejected, or you disagree with a decision of WorkCover you should seek legal advice as to the decision as soon as possible as time limits apply to challenging decisions of WorkCover.
BP Lawyers can provide you with expert legal advice regarding WorkCover compensation and disputes.
Should I seek legal advice and representation if I suffer an injury at work?
Suffering a work injury can have profound consequences on an injured worker’s quality of life and ability to work. In our view it is essential that an injured worker obtain legal advice, so they are fully informed of what compensation benefits are available and whether they have a claim for damages in respect of their work injury.
How BP Lawyers will help you
At our initial conference we will take detailed instructions about your injury, how it happened and the impact it has on you. We will provide you with advice about the WorkCover system and common law damages. We will evaluate your prospects of bringing a successful claim. If we believe you have reasonable prospects of success we will offer you a “no-win, no-fee*” costs agreement to act on your behalf.
Once we act on your behalf we will further investigate your claim by obtaining relevant documents and further information. We will update you as to our investigations and our ongoing advice about your claim. We will pursue your claim as quickly as possible to ensure you get the best outcome for your claim.