- Reporting the incident and collecting information
- Seeking medical attention and advice
- Lodging a work compensation claim or CTP (Green Slip)
- Geting the right information, advice and forms by calling 1300 851 168
- Use the Find Me A Lawyer service through the Australian Injury Helpline
How to claim
Firstly, you must report the accident to your employer or the police. There are strict time limits that apply so it is important to report the incident as soon as possible. Collect as much information as you can at the scene of the accident. Anything that may support your injury claim such as a witness statement or police reports.
An employer will complete a report to the workers compensation insurer i.e. WorkCover or acting insurance company. You can make a work compensation claim through your GP or even online. Your employer holds all the necessary forms as work compensation is compulsory in Australia.
If you have been in a road accident, you must lodge a CTP (Green Slip) with the insurance company. If you would like assistance with forms or other information on how to claim call 1300 851 168.
The next step is to see a doctor. Even if you don’t think your injuries are serious it is important to have a proper medical check up. Sometimes injuries unveil themselves or get worse at a later date and it is important to document everything. Medical reports may be used in support of your claim later on.
The next step of ‘how to claim’ is to get advice to find out where you stand legally and to determine your injury claim entitlements. Call 1300 851 168 to be informed and connected with a hand-selected recommended lawyer if required.
Our Find Me a Lawyer service will connect you with a lawyer or law firm who is selected and approved by The Australian Injury Helpline. Approved lawyers have to meet certain criteria as set out in the Australian Injury Helpline guidelines before they are selected.
How to claim for damages
An injury lawyer may need to be involved if your injury is permanent and if it occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence. You may also need to involve a lawyer if your claim is rejected or compensation entitlements are disputed.
Negligence claims (or common law claims) for workplace injuries is a separate claim only available outside of work compensation. Negotiation by a lawyer is required.
Negligence needs to be clearly proven and every case needs to be investigated before a schedule of items can be submitted to the insurer involved. A lawyer will prepare your claim, submit and negotiate the best possible injury claim settlement for you.