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If you are not represented by a (decent) lawyer, shame on you!

Why do you need a (decent) workcover lawyer?

Do I need a lawyer?  Yes!  This is the number one question asked by just about every (more seriously *) injured worker, and we say this without the slightest hesitation.  The only bargain or leverage you’re going to find in this sick and twisted system, is your right to have a lawyer of your choice represent you.

Without a lawyer specialising in workers’ compensation, you basically have little to no chance of getting what is rightfully yours – it’s that simple.

You see workcover insurance companies use nothing but a form of “anti- compensation terrorism” that starts the minute you enter the system, especially once you start claiming for lost time.

Your weekly payments start getting late for no reason and your endless calls to your case manager get you nowhere.  You then call your state’s workcover authority – for example the Victorian WorkSafe “Advisory Service” and they’re on a break or really can’t help you unless you have a ‘denial notice’ (for conciliation).  Weeks go by, still nothing… you and your family now struggle to put food on the table… the panic really sets in.  What do you do? Take it from us, get a lawyer  at the first sign of trouble! Decent lawyers will help you with ensuring you obtain what is rightfully yours (such as weekly pay, home help, taxi, physio, even surgery etc) as part of their service (and usually at no extra cost).

Worker’s compensation (or personal injury) lawyers are actually your very last line of defense against a multi-billion dollar, profiteering workcover-insurance industry.

If you have been (trying to) representing yourself up to now, you can -and should- switch  and get represented by a lawyer now.  Just walk into an office of a reputable workers’ compensation lawyer/ law firm and say you want to be represented. First consultations are free of charge, so ‘shop’ around if you don’t feel comfortable with the first (couple) you consult.

You’re probably wondering why the authors (and the founder) of such (yes, totally amazing) blog on the ins and out of workcover compensation is telling to get a lawyer.  We can tell you the reason why you need a lawyer in three little but big meaning words: “insurance company lawyers”aka the defence lawyers (see below for a list) for the very deep pocketed workcover insurance companies.  Most of the trouble injured workers will eventually face with their workcover claims – i.e. comes settlement time for example – can be traced directly to these parasites, excuse our French, defense lawyers.

Many of those defense lawyers  have probably caused more pain and suffering to injured workers than any combined physical and psychiatric injury or trauma imaginable. They’re immoral, their job is immoral and they are ruthless.

Unless you know your rights and how to protect them, defense lawyers for the insurance company will pay their bills with your mistakes.  Please don’t make it easy for those immortal parasites defense lawyers, get a good lawyer.

(* by more seriously we mean, more than just spraining your ankle or suffering from for example a broken leg that will heal with no complications within 4-6 weeks)

What is a decent lawyer?

In a nutshell there are basically only two kinds of lawyers: Those who remember your name and those who don’t – simple! Those who rip injured workers off fall under those who don’t remember your name.

Some workers comp lawyers are definitely the real thing.  They care about their clients – us – the injured workers. Unfortunately those genuine, caring lawyers are harder and harder to find.

The worst lawyers are the assembly-line-factory-type lawyers or law firms (aka sharks or ambulance chasers).

They are strictly in the business for the quick money.

They represent hundreds of injured workers at one given time, so many that we know of one such a lawyer talk five injured sods into settling in one and a half hours!  This shark- by the way -also had to have his PA call out the injured workers’ names before he went into “conference” mode, because he couldn’t even remember their faces or their claims! These lawyers often talk about “take it and run” – be very very careful!

Decent workers compensation Lawyers

In this (and the comment) section we’ll list some decent workers compensation lawyers – based on “word of mouth” reputation from injured workers

ZAPARAS Lawyers

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MELBOURNE

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QUEENSLAND

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goog-lawyer2If you are in Queensland, Please contact our absolutely delightful, compassionate and truly amazing Lawyer Stuart MacLeod. The nicest and most ethical lawyer we have ever met in Queensland!

 

 

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Lawyers or law firms to avoid

bad-lawyers

Below is a list of workers compensation specialists who work for the defense side – that is, they defend the greedy workcover insurers (and employers), and should therefore best be avoided by injured workers! We’re not saying they are bad lawyers, immoral or whatever, but they do defend the insurers (and employers).

Workers’ Compensation Law Specialists to avoid by injured workers for obvious reasons include:

 

Other

We regularly publish cases involving bad lawyers. You can find them by searching under the tag or category “lawyer”.

 

Do you know of a good, caring non-shark lawyer or law firm specialised in workcover injuries? Please share them!

 

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Jeff Mills
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Typical. How out of date were you?

Jeff Mills
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Hey,

Have you appealed to QCOMP.

I can recommend some IR lawyers.

Peter
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Hi Jeff, my case is way past that point. I have not met the timeframes of the appeal and requested an extension of time. WCQ used a barrister for that applications and I harly got to say 2 words then was dismissed. I asked about protection and rights and Deputy O’Conner of IRC was really rude and there is ZERO impartiality whatsoever in the whole government system as far as I am concerned. I was now told it has to do with interpretation – WHATEVER. Wrong is wrong and right is right. Nothing to do with interpretation unless you are… Read more »
Jeff Mills
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Which tribunal…

Peter
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QCAT fpr breach of privacy. WCQ have now acquired the service of a external solicitor that was approved by QCAT.

Peter
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Hi Jeff, do you have a contact number or something I can call you on to discuss. Don’t really want to put too much info on the internet?

Jeff Mills
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WorkcoverVictim
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@peter, @Jeff, I am happy to pass on contact details – sent to me via contact form and I will email it to Peter if you want

Petrus
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Someone stated the folowieng
“Also, I just found out from the police that if you can prove they lied in statements that would be required for proceedings etc, the police will charge them for perjury. I assume they will also charge for fraud, obstruction of justice (eg withholding evidence required) etc, provided you can prove it”
My employer made fals teatementes in 2013 and 2014 to Q-comp at that time now nowin as Industrial Commissioner.
Is it still possible to report it to the police

Another Victim
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@Petrus, I am a seriously injured worker and have battled/survived the nightmare for a decade or so, even though my injuries were black on white (as in smashed limb). Many employers will sadly LIE in their statements to avoid liability as in the potential for a common law suit. Even though they themselves don’t pay the injured worker (it comes from their insurer), their premiums can and will go up (sometimes through the roof). It is a common offense. I know of some employers that will state for example that their truck driver (who got massively injured due to negligence… Read more »
Jeff Mills
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Tell me more.

I’m a former lawyer.

Defence lawyers are parasites.

Mullins lawyers are shylocksters.

Nothing Left To Lose
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Jeff—You’re a former lawyer? Are you a former lawyer with an interest in assisting state-wide class actions and other activities aimed at holding the corrupt accountable?

Jeff Mills
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I am happy to be contacted. I was retired with a work caused Anxiety. I reported my employer to the LEgal Services Commission… then had to report the LSC to the corruption Commission!!!

WorkcoverVictim
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@Jeff, I totally agree with you that there are many useless money greedy lawyers around. Many of those defense lawyers (those who work for the insurance company to DENY / MINIMISE your compensation) have probably caused more pain and suffering to injured workers than any combined physical and psychiatric injury or trauma imaginable. They’re immoral, their job is immoral and they are ruthless. If the police were to really act on false/misleading statements etc that would be great. But they don’t. They can’t really because all is tied in with workcover, which has it’s own inspectors, commisssion and what not,… Read more »
Jeff Mills
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Hope you are recovering…

I was ruthless with Mullins and they hated it.

I am dealing with TAL as my income protection insurer…. They sent me a letter complaining that I had caused case managers to feel threatened and harrassed!!!

I love it!

They threaten me and lie and cheat… So I give it back to them… They are scum and got owned by me at a Financial Ombudsmans Service referral. IT was awesome to see them on the back foot. Then they started up again, abusive IMEs false reports etc!!!

Nothing Left To Lose – Watch out corrupt animals!
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Nothing Left To Lose – Watch out corrupt animals!
Petrus, That was me. I have been bullshitted to by everyone for the last two years, including lawyers, and I have a better knowledge of employment law than most due to previous job and studies. I knew they were lying and couldn’t do anything about it! They also lied about not being able to do anything about criminal offences. (This includes lawyers and WorkSafe themselves.) Lies! I called the police in frustration a few nights ago. I asked: 1) If there is any criminal offence if I stick a bit of paper on Bill Shorten’s office window just with sticky… Read more »
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Nothing Left To Lose – watch out corrupt animals

Petrus, I replied but I don’t think it posted in reply to you. According to a constable at my local cop shop, you can. See this page for my detailed response.

Jane
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The police are not interested in Perjury unless its their case. I would encourage you to report it – then please come back and tell us ALL what the police tell you. I would be very surprised if they even take a statement. “is a civil matter” guaranteed response.

Jeff Mills
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I tend to agree. However if it’s a lawyer roger them to the legal services commission.

Keep as much info as you can.

If it’s the insurer then it’s a matter for the ombudsman and accc

Dont forget there is a current insurance inquiry. It’s taken very seriously.

I am happy to respond to anyone on these issues.

Peter
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Hi Jeff, I have a current case before a tribunal. I am in desperate need for some assistance in terms of how to structure questions and what I am allowed to ask. Can you please assist me?

Nothing left to lose – watch out corrupt animals
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Nothing left to lose – watch out corrupt animals

If you were Bill Shorten, you could get pro-Bono legal assistance from one of the most expensive lawyers around. Even if you could afford to pay. See his declaration of gifts received and possible conflicts of interest.

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