Degenerative disc disease refers to a condition that is caused by wear and tear on a spinal disc. Disc degeneration is inevitable by age but it’s not always painful for each individual. Severe symptoms of degenerative disc disease may prevent you from working, in that case, you might be eligible to claim workers compensation.
Degenerative disc disease workers compensation benefits
Injured at work
Degenerative disc disease workers compensation settlements in Australia
Labour-intensive jobs, heavy lifting and poor posture may increase the risk of degenerative disc disease. If you have suffered from degenerative disc disease during the course of work, you may be eligible for a personal injury settlement depending on your case such as the severity of the injury, the amount of loss suffered, age and the time required to recover. Based on our estimated calculations using multiple averages we estimate that the average degenerative disc disease workers compensation settlement is $120,000. However, if your whole person impairment is assessed at being greater than 15%, you might be entitled to a significantly higher amount of a lump sum payout.
Once our personal injury lawyers have a better understanding of your injury claim, we can assist you and provide you with guidance on what to expect, the usual ranges of compensation you could be entitled to, and the time it may take for your personal injury matter to resolve.
How to claim workers compensation for degenerative disc disease?
You can simply reach our workers compensation lawyers that helped hundreds of people who suffer from degenerative disc disease. Our lawyers provide a free claim assessment!
Alternatively, you may follow the steps below to claim workers compensation.
Report the incident to your employer as soon as possible.
Seek medical treatment and request your General Practitioner (GP) complete a Certificate of Capacity. This document should include your GP’s opinion on the injury and its connection to your occupation.
Submit a Work Injury Claim Form to your employer or the insurer as soon as possible.
What are the time limits?
In NSW, workers compensation claims should be lodged within 6 months after the injury is discovered. Also, if you need to commence court proceedings, such court proceedings must be commenced within 3 years from the date of the injury. It is important to start the legal process right after the accident to receive maximum entitlements as soon as possible and to ensure you are not out of time in claiming compensation. You can reach our workers compensation lawyers for free advice about your degenerative disc disease workers compensation claim.
Frequently asked questions
Degenerative disc disease is a condition that generally causes pain due to a damaged disc. That’s why the main symptom of the condition is increasing pain while sitting, bending, and lifting. Also, periods of severe pain that come and go is one of the main symptoms of degenerative disc disease.
Once you discover your injury may be the best answer. You can consult our workers compensation lawyers at any point before or during the compensation claim process. It is always better to consult a workers compensation lawyer to learn your entitlement and how to claim them as soon as possible.
Our workers compensation lawyers at Withstand Lawyers provide free claim assessment and work on a No Win No Pay basis. We are approved by the Independent Review Office (IRO), which means you are not liable to pay for our legal costs and disbursements as they are covered by IRO.