When your WorkCover claim comes to an end you are entitled to receive from WorkCover a document called a Notice of Assessment.
Before a Notice of Assessment issues, WorkCover will arrange for you to attend a Doctor or the Medical Assessment Tribunal to obtain a report confirming your injuries are stable and stationary and allocating a percentage permanent bodily impairment.
WorkCover will then email or mail the Notice of Assessment to you. If you have a lawyer you should pass the Notice on to your lawyer as soon as possible. If you do not have a lawyer you should seek urgent legal advice regarding the Notice.
The Notice of Assessment will set out your injuries, permanent impairment from the injuries and perhaps offer you a lump sum of money. In almost all cases if you accept the lump sum that will end your claim for all time and stop you bringing a common law claim.
If your lawyer has advised you that you have a common law claim or you think your employer was negligent and this caused your injuries then under no circumstances should you accept the lump sum of money in the Notice of Assessment. You should do nothing with the Notice of Assessment until your lawyer advises you and if you are to pursue a common law claim your lawyer will do that for you.
In some rare cases you can accept the lump sum in the Notice of Assessment and bring a common law claim, that being when the percentage impairment is over 20% (without combining physical and psychiatric impairments). Again, your lawyer will advise you on this.
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