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Sunshine Coast Lawyers have specialists in Criminal Defence, Divorce law, Family Matters, Mediation, personal Injury and malpractice. Based on the Sunshine Coast with offices in Caloundra and Maroochydore, we also provide legal advice online.

 
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Caloundra and Maroochydore Law Firm

Our Caloundra and Maroochydore based lawyers are sensitive to the unique challenges our clients face.

Sunshine Coast Lawyers are licensed in Queensland. In addition, through our statewide network of affiliated Lawyers and law firms we represent individuals and families throughout Queensland in serious injury and wrongful death cases.

 

 

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Common Law Claims

Common law claims are applicable only when the worker is sure that the accident didn’t happen due to his/ her negligence and the employer was responsible for it. Generally such a claim can only be moved after the proceedings of a statutory claim have been over.

After due assessment of the evidence the judge may award the claimant compensation for psychological damage, trauma, impaired economic conditions, legal costs and medical costs.

Should you accept the compensation?

The important point here is not to sign the document as soon as you receive the financial compensation awarded to you in lieu of your statutory claim. You should consult good workers compensation lawyers who will assess the acceptability of the financial aid given.

 

Statutory Claims

Statutory claims is the first logical step taken by any person who has been the victim of work injury. If the settlement is not proper (satisfactory) through a statutory claim the victim can move on to file a Common Law claim.

In case of a statutory claim the compensation amount is based on assessment of injury and not on the assignment of blame. In other words the compensation amount is awarded to the injured fault regardless of whoever was responsible for causing the accident.

There is a lump sum financial compensation awarded if the injury is assessed to be worthy of reimbursement. This amount of money will cover all types of payments and coverage for income replacement, hospice care, medical bills and counseling needs.