What is Workers Compensation?

Unfortunately many people are injured at work every year due to negligence and unsafe work practices, despite everyone having the right to a safe working environment.

Workers Compensation helps people who have been hurt or injured at work to receive the compensation they deserve.

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

Whether it’s a fall at work, a mental health condition brought on by stress, or an injury caused by your working conditions over a period of time (such as a repetitive strain injury or RSI), the team at MEJ will guide you through the process so you can understand your rights and any compensation you are entitled to.

We also provide specific advice for people who been injured on construction sites.


The claim process

The good news is that the ACT Workers Compensation system is more generous than other States and Territories. The bad news is that this also makes it more complex. MEJ’s workplace injury team can guide you through the workers compensation process.

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

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

Could I make a claim?

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What to do when you are injured at work

  • 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.

“We came to you at a pretty stressful period and the guidance and support that you extended to us has been invaluable.”

— Pia and Andrew