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4 Jun 17

Seafarers Compensation (Workers)

Seafarers Compensation refers to the specific federal workers compensation scheme that governs workers in the seafaring industry (offshore and bluewater) around the country and internationally. Need a Seacare lawyer?

DID YOU KNOW THAT WE HANDLE SEAFARERS MATTERS ALL AROUND AUSTRALIA? No matter where you are – We can help! Ask us how. No Win No Fee available. 

The Seafarers scheme is subject to the Seafarers, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 and the Navigation Act 2014. The Seacare Authority is the governing authority for all seafarers workers compensation matters.

If you are injured in a work-related injury on board a vessel (or on the way to work or at training), you may have an entitlement to seafarers workers compensation benefits.

Seafarers compensation is generally a no-fault jurisdiction, which means that in the absence of serious and willful misconduct, if you are injured whilst on the clock, you may be entitled to compensation.

If you are unsure whether you have a claim, call us and our Seacare lawyer today to find out.

Suffering a seacare injury can be devastating for you and your family. Our solicitors can guide you through the complexities of the law and assist you with your claim for:

  • Weekly benefits
  • Medical and rehabilitation treatment
  • Household and domestic assistance
  • Access to artificial limbs and/or hearing aids
  • Permanent impairment lump sum

In order to claim a lump sum for any permanent impairment you may have suffered as a result of your workplace injury, it is likely that you will be required to attend a medical examination by a medical specialist who will determine your level of whole personal impairment.

In the seafarers scheme, in order to claim permanent impairment lump sum compensation, you will need to be assessed by an accredited medical examiner as suffering 10% whole person impairment or more.

Contact one of our experienced lawyers who can assist and advise you today on a claim for permanent impairment lump sum compensation.

Our experienced workers compensation lawyers can assist and advise when:

  • The insurer has declined your claim or part of your claim
  • Access to weekly benefits or medical treatment is disputed by the insurer
  • You want to be assessed for permanent impairment lump sum entitlements
  • You wish to explore a claim for negligence against your employer or a third party, and more.

Strict time limits apply. Strict time limits apply. Contact us today to see how we can help and to discuss our No Win No Fee option.

Call West Legal & Associates on (02) 9191-7319 or email us at info@westla.com.au for a callback.

We’re here to help and fight for your rights!

West Legal & Associates


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