Being injured at work is always a difficult situation. A lack of understanding of the process may affect the response your employer has towards you when you exercise your right to lodge a statutory benefits claim. Communicate with your employer your intentions to lodge a claim as this will ease tension between all parties. We would recommend that you consult with Workplace Injury Lawyers immediately if your employer threatens to fire you or intimidates you as a result of you lodging a claim. There are protections in place for workers in your situation including workers compensation, anti-discrimination and unfair dismissal legislation.
Depending on the type and degree of your injury, failure to get the necessary treatment could result in you no longer being able to meet the requirements of your current position and could potentially diminish your capacity to work in the future.
It is important that you seek medical treatment as quickly as possible to enhance your chances of making a full recovery.
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We strongly recommend that you seek legal advice to facilitate all aspects of your compensation claim.