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Personal Injury & Workers Compensation

Personal Injury and Workers Compensation

Personal injury can happen to you at home, at work or in a public place. If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for any loss that you experience either financially or emotionally.

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To make a personal injury claim, you need to prove that:

  • The injury was a result of someone else’s negligence (unless it is a workers’ compensation claim).
  • You have been injured.
  • You have suffered some sort of loss as a result of those injuries.

If you’re not sure whether you have a right to make a personal injury claim, it’s important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. Strict time limits apply to personal injury compensation law, so don’t delay too long or you might miss your chance.

Our Parramatta and Fairfield personal injury lawyers have helped clients across Sydney and NSW claim for losses including:

  • Lost time and wages from work.
  • Medical Expenses
  • Loss of ability to perform domestic duties.
  • Loss of ability to perform self-care tasks.
  • Loss of function (like if you lose a limb or body part).
  • Pain and suffering.

It’s very common for the person you’re making a claim against to be insured against personal injury claims. This means that you will be dealing with their insurer. At John & Co, our lawyers have over 15 years experience dealing with Australian insurance companies.

Often, the insurer will offer to settle the case without you having to go to trial. We’ll negotiate for you fiercely and with your best interests at heart to ensure that you receive all the compensation you’re entitled to.

Whether you plan to take your personal injury case to court or to negotiate a settlement, you’ll need evidence. We’ll help you every step of the way, from talking to witnesses to taking your statement and testing the strength of your narrative. You’ll also need to prove the quantum of your loss. That generally means that you’ll need to be examined by medical professionals who are prepared to give expert evidence before the court to establish the extent of your injuries and their future effects.

Our personal injury law firm can help by:

  • Advising you whether your claim has legal merit and the possible compensation you may be able to obtain.
  • Advising you about the law and the evidence you will need.
  • Liaising with the insurer and/or the defendant to explore the possibility of a settlement.
  • Arranging expert reports and book expert witnesses to provide evidence.
  • Representing you throughout the court process.
  • Preparing documents for a mediation or settlement conference.
  • If the matter goes to court, briefing expert counsel to appear on your behalf.
  • Negotiating a final settlement including any documents necessary.

Workers’ Compensation

If you have suffered an injury at work, the process is slightly different. It’s still important that you look at your legal options as soon as possible because strict time limits do apply. The sooner you start a workers’ compensation claim, the sooner you can access medical treatment and rehabilitation so you can get back to doing what you love.

The Workers’ Compensation Scheme varies from state to state, so it’s important to have an experienced local lawyer by your side to help you navigate your workers’ compensation claim. Our Parramatta and Fairfield workers’ compensation lawyers will support you every step of the way, from making an initial claim to challenging decisions, so you can concentrate on what really matters – your recovery.

There are many different types of workplace injuries, depending on what your job involves. Some of the more common types of injury include:

  • Impact injuries from a fall, blow or accident.
  • Strain from heavy lifting.
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Stress, anxiety or depression.

You may be entitled to receive:

  • Weekly income payments if you have to stop work or take time off.
  • Reimbursement for your medical and rehabilitation expenses.
  • Lost superannuation entitlements.
  • A lump sum payment if the injury meets certain thresholds.

Every workers’ compensation claim is different, and you may need legal advice at different stages of the claim. If you have an existing claim and have run into trouble with your employer or the agent, give us a call. If you want to make a claim but don’t know where to start, we’ll help you through it. If your claim has been rejected, we’ll look at the possible reasons and give you advice on your next steps.

No matter what stage you’re at, our personalised and sympathetic advice can stop you feeling helpless and let you take back control.

We can help by:

  • Stepping you through the process of making a workers’ compensation claim including the time limits that apply.
  • Liaising with your employer and the claims agent about the progress of your case.
  • Arguing on your behalf to make sure you obtain everything you’re entitled to.
  • Appearing for you in front of the Workers Compensation Commission.
  • Arranging expert reports in support of your claim.
  • Representing you in court.

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John & Co Lawyers | Fairfield Lawyer | Variety of Practice Areas

“I found John & Co lawyers to be there when I needed them. They were very quick to return my calls and emails which came about at random times. The team were very experienced and had high technical knowledge in family law that was required throughout the process. John will defend you and give you that encouragement to fight for your rights when you have lost all will power to defend yourself. John was very tough to stand up to the other side whilst achieving great results for my daughter and I. I highly recommend their services.”
Nikky R.

John & Co Lawyers | Fairfield Lawyer | Variety of Practice Areas

“Highly recommend this law firm to anyone injured! John is the best personal injury lawyer. He is exceptionally knowledgeable in the law. He always kept me well informed and was readily available to answer all of my questions. John represented me for my workplace injury. From the very beginning I felt his genuine concern for my wellbeing and it showed throughout the case as he always returned my calls and explained the process step by step. My case settled in November 2018 for $690,000 clear in my hand. John & Co Lawyers gave me my life back, and for that I am forever grateful. John & his team are great lawyers, very professional and, made the process seamless for me.”
Nenad A.

John & Co Lawyers | Fairfield Lawyer | Variety of Practice Areas

“I was absolutely astounded by the service provided by John and co lawers.  John went above and beyond to extend additional help with my case. Johns experience is second to none, His professionalism and sound advice was just what was needed. I would highly recommend his services to anyone with pressing family law matters. His warm personality made me feel like part of the family, as I could easily dissus any finer details with my case and he would take into consideration. If I have any cases in future he will be my first choice. Thanks again John your service is Highly appreciated. God bless you. 5 stars.”
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