Workers Compensation Entitlements
Please note, the information provided here is intended as a guide only for claims under the Tasmanian Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Scheme and is not to be used as legal advice. For further and more detailed information, specific legal advice or assistance about your matter, please contact us.
What are my entitlements if i have an accepted workers compensation claim?
The Workers Compensation Act provides for 3 different entitlements if you have an accepted claim:
- Weekly payments of compensation
- Reasonable medical expenses
- Lump sum payment for whole person impairment of 5% or more for physical injuries, or 10% or more for psychological injuries.
Common Law Rights
Additionally, if you have suffered your injury as a result of the negligence of someone else, you may have rights to damages at common law.
If the negligent party was your employer, under the current legislation, you must achieve at least a 20% whole person impairment before you have the right to sue for damages.
There are strict time limits which apply if you intend to sue for damages. We recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as possible to receive specific advice about this issue.