WorkCover FAQs

I have a work injury, what can you do to help me? What can I expect?

We specialise in helping injured workers and over the years have successfully assisted many workers achieve their rights under Workers Compensation. You can expect that all resources will be invested into your claim without any regard to complexity, difficulty or cost.

What does Workcover entitle me to?

Irrespective of how your injury occurred, if you are injured at work, you could be entitled to a number of benefits. Under the Statutory WorkCover scheme you are entitled to financial benefits which are no fault benefits paid by the WorkCover insurers’. These include;

  • Payment of weekly compensation when you are unable to work due to injury
  • Payment of medical and like expenses; and
  • A lump sum for a permanent injury.
What if my work is not the sole factor contributing to my injury?

If you have been injured at work, or believe that your work contributed to your injury, then you may be entitled to receive the above WorkCover Statutory entitlements. 

The above WorkCover Statutory entitlements do not require fault and therefore your work does not have to be the sole factor that resulted in your injury.

What is my injury occurred over a period of time? What if my injury is old?

If your injury happened over a period of time you still have the same rights under the WorkCover Statutory Scheme.

There are some Statutory time limitations in making your WorkCover Claim, therefore we recommend you come in and see one of our WorkCover specialists as soon as possible

What if my injury occurred over a period of time?

If your injury happened over a period of time you still have the same rights under the WorkCover Statutory Scheme. 

There are some Statutory time limitations in making your WorkCover Claim, therefore we recommend you come in and see one of our WorkCover specialists as soon as possible.

I have an injury, what should I do next?

Make an appointment to see one of our WorkCover specialists who will happily answer all of your questions and give you a detailed step by step explanation of your WorkCover rights.

What do I need to bring along to my consultation?

It is most beneficial that you bring all relevant documentation you have such as completed claim forms, letters from the Insurer and your employer, medical reports, radiological investigations and any other documents that may be relevant.

English is my second language? Are you able to provide an interpreter?

Our firm has a diverse and multicultural team comprising of lawyers and law clerks who speak different  languages including: Greek, Serbian, Croation, Bosnian, Macedonian, Turkish, Singhalese, Cantonese, and Mandarin. We also have a network of the very best interpreters who can attend interviews and appointments free of charge to the clients.

How much will I pay in legal costs?

When an injury is sustained it is not only traumatic and often life changing experience it often causes great financial strain to the injured party and their family. This is why for 30 years Zaparas Lawyers has fought cases on a no win no charge basis. In simple terms this means that you do not pay anything unless you win your case.

Whilst receiving WorkCover benefits, can I claim any other insurance benefits?

You may also be entitled to other claims such as:

  • Total and Permanent Disablement or Permanent Incapacity Claims within your Superannuation Scheme;
  • Income Protection Claim; and
  • Incolink 

These schemes are dependant on your unique policy and they all hold various and specific requirements that need to be satisfied.

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