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Worker's Compensation

Victorian Workers Compensation

The Victorian Worker’s compensation system is a complex statutory insurance system that covers Victorian workers for any injury, illness or disablement sustained in the course of their employment regardless of who is at fault and their employment status.

Within this system, if worker’s suffer serious injuries, the Victorian WorkCover Scheme provides an avenue for injured workers to seek damages for their injuries and losses caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of their employer or third party.   In short, the Victorian WorkCover system is a split system comprising of:

  • Statutory Benefits (No Fault Benefits); and
  • Common Law Benefits / Serious Injury Claims (Negligence).

All Victorian WorkCover recipients are entitled to claim Statutory Benefits and compensation under the scheme however, not all WorkCover recipients are entitled to seek damages for their injuries. The key distinction between the two systems is causation.

At Karlos Lawyers, we are a team of technical expert litigants who understand the Worker’s Compensation Scheme in great detail. We have a keen attention for detail and are skilled in Common Law Compensation Claims. We use our unparalleled knowledge and expertise to maximise our client’s entitlements and hold those accountable for their actions. 

If you have been injured at work, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible to formulate a case strategy to ensure you obtain the maximum compensation available. Do not leave it too late. The insurers are in the business of minimising loss; we’re in the business of maximising your entitlements. If the insurers minimise their loss its almost always to the detriment of injured workers.

You could be entitled to:

  • Weekly Payments of Compensation.
  • Medical and Treatment related expenses.
  • Occupational Rehabilitation and retraining expenses.
  • Compensation in the form of ongoing Superannuation Contributions.
  • Impairment Lump Sum payments.

If you believe your injuries are serious and severely impacts your life and those injuries are caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of your employer or another party you could also be entitled to large lump sum payments for your Pain, Suffering and loss of enjoyment of life as well as Loss of earnings and Economic Consequences.

It is important to note that you only get one chance to bring forward a claim for negligence. It is therefore critical you get it right. At Karlos Lawyers, we can help you claim what’s yours and obtain the best possible results whilst maintaining your dignity so you can move forward.

ComCare and SeaCare (Seafarers) claims

At Karlos Lawyers we are experts in worker’s compensation claims this includes ComCare and SeaCare claims.

ComCare and SeaCare claims are notoriously complex; if you are covered by these schemes, it is important that you seek legal advice early to maximise your entitlements and to preserve your rights as there are strict deadlines and processes that must be followed.

If you are a commonwealth employee, work for a national employer or are employed as a seafarer and suffered injury because of your employment, you may be entitled to compensation if you sustain injuries in the course of your employment. Under these schemes, Compensation comes in many forms and may include:

  • Loss of income or incapacity benefits.
  • Medical Expenses.
  • Rehabilitation Expenses.
  • Superannuation Benefits.
  • Permanent Impairment Benefits.
  • Potential Common Law, Pain & Suffering damages.

The ComCare and the SeaCare claim process is quite unique and differs significantly form the state-based compensation systems.

At Karlos Lawyers, we understand the ComCare and SeaCare schemes. We have successfully negotiated hundreds of lump sum settlements for our ComCare and SeaCare clients, empowering them to get on with the rest of their lives and focus on what is important to them.

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