Have you suffered a burn, rash or other skin condition as a result of coming in contact with hazardous fluids or chemicals during your employment? Do you suffer from a neurological condition as a result of breathing in and being exposed to dangerous fluids or chemicals during your work?
If so, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you have suffered from any of the above injuries, it is important to lodge a WorkCover claim as soon as possible. If your claim is accepted, you are entitled to:
If you have suffered from a permanent impairment, depending on the nature and severity of your injury/condition, you may also be entitled to a lump sum amount as an additional form of compensation.
Permanent impairments would include, scarring, permanent skin conditions and permanent neurological conditions.
If you can demonstrate that your injury occurred as a result of the negligence of your employer, you may also be entitled to two types of damages:
Some examples of negligence include:
If you would like further advice regarding an injury caused by working with hazardous liquids and chemicals, please give our free Adviceline a call on (03) 9321 9988 for further advice.Go Back