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Injured On The Job? Here’s Why You Should Receive Workplace Legal Advice

When it comes to workplace injuries, you want the best workplace legal advice possible. It is to help you bypass the costly mistakes and unnecessary delays in getting help for your injuries.

Workplace legal advice is a valuable tool for anyone who has been injured at work or who has suffered workplace harassment, discrimination, or unfair treatment.

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Author: Farrah Motley, a workplace legal advisor and Director of Prosper Law – an online law firm.

Workplace legal advice can be provided by a lawyer who can help you navigate the legal system and fight for your rights, ensuring that your case is taken seriously by employers and employees alike.

They also have access to resources that often aren’t available to non-lawyers; as an example, they may have access to information about how much money other people have received in settlements from similar cases (which could impact how much money they recommend).

A good workplace legal advisor will be able to guide their client through an entire process from start-to-finish, including:

  • Negotiating a settlement agreement with the employer;
  • Advising on whether it makes sense for them personally and financially; and
  • Helping them understand what documents are required for their case (such as employment contracts)

Getting Injured On The Job

Workplace injuries can be physical or psychological, depending on the nature of the accident.

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Physical injuries are caused by a workplace accident or repetitive motion, like lifting heavy objects all day long. These types of accidents are common in many jobs across industries, including manufacturing and construction.

Psychological injuries also happen when someone is harassed at work because of their:

  • gender identity or sexual orientation (including same-sex harassment);
  • race/ethnicity (including racial slurs);
  • religion;
  • age;
  • disability status;
  • marital status/conjugal partnership status;
  • pregnancy status; and
  • other protected categories under the law.

If you’re injured at work, it’s important to seek for a workplace legal advice from a lawyer who understands how the governing law applies to your case.

As an employee, you should be aware of your rights in circumstances you suffered work-related injuries. In such case, your employer must:

  • Give workers’ compensation benefits as defined by state law (in most cases).
  • Inform you about your rights under the law before you are fired or disciplined by management due to being injured while on the job.

Seeking Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ Compensation is a system of insurance that protects employees from workplace injuries and diseases.

The Workers’ Compensation program provides financial support for those who are unable to work due to an injury or illness caused by their employment.

The Workers’ Compensation process begins with an employer filing an application with the state agency designated by law as the administrator of Workers’ Compensation policies in your area of employment.

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This agency will then determine if any benefits are required and make recommendations as necessary on how these should be paid out when they become available.

Once all parties involved have agreed upon terms, these terms will be written into a contract between them which must then be approved by each party’s governing body before becoming effective (i.e., binding law).

A workplace legal advisor can help you file a claim, negotiate with the insurance company, and help you file a lawsuit if your claim is denied or not paid.

If you are injured on the job, a workplace legal advisor may also be able to represent you in trial.

An employee can file a legal claim for an injury.

You can file a legal claim for an injury while at work and even while on the job, as long as it happened while you were on duty or using your employer’s equipment (e.g., tools).

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If you’re injured during your shift, don’t hesitate to ask for help from other employees who may have witnessed what happened or know where some of the evidence is located (such as at the scene of an accident).

If you think that there might be evidence that could help prove your case—even if it’s just one piece of information—don’t hesitate to seek for a workplace legal advice right away!

How Can Prosper Law Help?

Prosper Law is Australia’s online law firm. We provide legal services to businesses and individuals across Australia. Our areas of practice include contracts, eCommerce, publishing, legal counsel, and employment law.

If you would like to speak to a workplace legal advisor, get in touch today.

Contact the team at Prosper Law today to discuss how we can provide you with your legal needs at a fixed fee or affordable hourly rates.

Farrah Motley | Director

PROSPER LAW – Australia’s Online Law Firm

M: 1300 003 077

E: farrah@prosperlaw.com.au

W: www.prosperlaw.com.au

A: Suite No. 99, Level 18, 324 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland Australia 4000

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