Workers Compensation Claim Lawyers
What is workers compensation?
What can I claim?
1. Wages based on your pre injury wage
2. Medical expenses that are reasonable and necessary
3. Lump sum payment if your injuries are assessed at being greater than 10%whole person impairment for a physical injury or greater than 14% whole person impairment for a primary psychological injury. If you are an exempt worker such as police officer, paramedic or fire fighter then you eligible to claim lump sum if your physical injury is assessed at being greater than 0% whole person impairment. See below more about exempt worker
4. Domestic assistance
5. Common law – Work injury damages if your injuries are greater than 14% whole person impairment and your employer was negligent.
How can I make a workers compensation claim?
Can I claim lump sum compensation?
What information do I need to provide with my workers compensation claim form?
Work injury damages
How are workers compensation payments calculated?
What is an exempt worker?
Exempt workers include police officers, paramedics and fire fighters. They do not have the threshold for physical lump sum impairment. They are able to claim permanent impairment if their assessment for physical injuries are greater than 0% whole person impairment. They are also able to claim compensation for pain and suffering if your injury is assessed at being 10% or greater. Generally exempt workers are entitled to weekly benefits based on their current weekly wage rate before the work related injury during 26 weeks. After the first 26 weeks, the weekly benefit paid becomes a fixed rate, which is called ‘statutory rate’ or 90% of your average weekly earnings. Read our exempt worker blog for further information.
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