Workers compensation

If you’re injured at work, you may be entitled to payments and benefits called ‘workers compensation’.

A work-related injury is defined as an injury where employment is a significant contributing factor. That might include an injury that occurs:

  • at work
  • to or from work
  • when you’re on a break
  • attending training or business-related travel.

Ward Keller’s workers compensation lawyers can:

  • advise workers on whether they have a claim
  • advise workers on whether they can prosecute a claim that’s been disputed
  • negotiate with insurers about resolving claims
  • deal with claims that remain disputed in the Work Health Court.

We can also provide general advice to employees and unions who want to know what their rights are.

The Return to Work Act is the workers compensation legislation in the NT, and Ward Keller has particular expertise in this.

This legislation is quite complex, and we regularly encounter people who have had claims accepted and paid but aren’t receiving their full entitlements. We can help these people recover everything owing to them.

If you think you may have a workers compensation case but you’re not sure where to start, we can help.

Costs arrangements

Ward Keller also offers costs arrangements on some matters, such as pay-as-you-go and ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements.

We understand the effect of legal costs on our clients’ verdicts, and so we take time to help clients understand how legal costs are calculated and whether there is likely to be a significant benefit as a result of using our services.