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When you’ve been injured, lodging claims and paperwork only makes things worse. At Carbone Lawyers, we manage the whole process so you can just focus on your recovery.

No Win, No Fee

Our no win, no fee policy means that most personal injury claims have no upfront fees.

Everyone has the right to go to work and return safe and sound. However, this isn’t always the case. Regardless of position or industry, any worker can suffer from physical injury or trauma as the result of an accident or environmental factor.

All employers of full-time and part-time workers must have WorkCover insurance. In Victoria, WorkSafe is the health and safety regulator that manages the workers’ compensation scheme.

If you’ve suffered a physical injury or trauma while at work, you may be able to claim workers’ compensation, obtain a lump sum payment, sue for damages or claim against your income protection insurance and superannuation.

Who can make a WorkCover claim?

  • Any employee based in Victoria
  • Anyone employed by a company or entity based in Victoria
  • An owner-driver or taxi driver
  • A volunteer
  • A person undertaking work experience
  • A contractor or subcontractor
  • A company director
  • A self-employed person

Where does the injury or harm need to have happened?

  • At your regular place of work
  • During your lunch break or any other authorised break time
  • While you’re travelling for work purposes
  • While attending training courses, conferences or other events as part of your work
  • While attending a social function related to work

If you are unsure about your eligibility, the team at Carbone Lawyers will be able to guide you.

Here are some of the most common physical workplace injuries:

  • Shoulder and hand injuries
  • Bone breaks and fractures
  • Construction site injuries
  • Fire or chemical burns
  • Loss of hearing from noise exposure at work
  • Farm injuries
  • Silicosis, Asbestosis and other cases of exposure to hazardous materials
  • Melanoma and other cancers
  • Asthma and respiratory disease
  • Stroke or heart disease worsened by employment

Lodging a WorkCover Claim can be burdensome and complex, especially if you are in pain and discomfort. Failing to provide the correct information can set your claim back and impede a favourable outcome. Getting the right advice from an expert work injury lawyer is strongly recommended.

Carbone Lawyers is a leading personal injury law firm with a team of highly experienced work injury lawyers who will be able to inform you and guide you through your work injury claim.

Legal action against your employer

If your injury was the fault of your employer or another person and is considered “serious” as defined by the Victorian Workers’ compensation legislation, you might be able to sue for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Future loss of earnings and loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of superannuation contributions

The personal injury compensation lawyers at Carbone Lawyers will advise you on the likely success of a lawsuit once we understand your circumstances.

No Win, No Fee

Mounting a legal case against WorkCover, an employer, or another entity can be prohibitively expensive for most people. That’s why Carbone Lawyers is proud to be able to offer our legal services on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means that most personal injury claims have no upfront fees, and we only get paid if we get a successful outcome for you. It gives people access to good legal representation and the opportunity to undertake legal action regardless of their financial situation.

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Psychological Injury
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IMPORTANT: Never sign anything or accept any compensation offer until you receive proper legal advice from experienced work injury lawyers. You may be entitled to a lot more than you’ve been offered. Don’t settle for less.