Workplace accidents

Workplace accidents

What is Workers Compensation?

Unfortunately, despite having the right to a safe working environment, many people are injured at work every year due to negligence and non-compliance.

Workers Compensation helps people who have suffered a workplace injury to receive the compensation they deserve.

Covered by the Workers Compensation Act 1951 (ACT), any worker who suffers from an injury or disease arising from or during their employment has (in most cases) a right to compensation.

The team at MEJ will guide you through the work injury damages claim process.

The claim process

The good news is that the ACT Workers Compensation system is more generous than in other parts of Australia. The bad news is that this also makes it more complex—and the laws are constantly evolving.

This means it is important to seek advice from work injury specialists to achieve the compensation you deserve.

You can organise a no-obligation free consultation with us online or by phone.

Want to know your rights?

02 6257 2999mail@mej.com.au

Things you need to know

  • 01.

    Call 000 if immediate medical help is required.

  • 02.

    Remain calm and notify your employer as soon as possible.

  • 03.

    Visit a doctor if you need to seek treatment for your injuries.

  • 04.

    Complete all necessary compensation forms as quickly as possible – ideally within 48 hours.

  • 05.

    Call MEJ’s experienced team for a free no obligation consultation if you believe you have a legal case.