We have become a very litigious society.
Some solicitors offer to represent clients on a “no win, no fee”
arrangement especially to injured workers. In the majority of cases that
proceed to a common law claim the injured worker will receive a payment
with an average payout of $87,757! (Source: Qld Workers’ Compensation
Scheme, Statistics Report 2005/2006, Queensland, Australia.)
The 'experienced based rating' system, which is used to calculate your
WorkCover premium, takes into account statutory and common law claims
for the previous five years.
This means that all payments made on your behalf by WorkCover Qld will
ultimately affect your premium. Increases due to high common law claims
can literally cripple a company and affect company profits dramatically.
Workplace Health and Management Solutions can assist employers to learn
how to better manage their occupational health and safety obligations
with the goal of reducing incidents.
Prompt Investigation Service
If you believe that a worker is likely to pursue common law proceedings
then Wham Solutions can assist you by offering a prompt independent
Our investigators are specialists in dealing with workers compensation
claims, and will provide an independent, fair and impartial
These investigations involve taking statements from the claimants and
witnesses while the incident is still fresh in everyone’s mind, not
several years later when litigation has progressed into its final
We also act quickly to ensure the preservation of evidence, should it be
required at a later stage.
Common Law Claim Reviews
Wham Solutions can conduct an impartial review of your current common
law claims. We are able to examine the information on file and suggest
alternatives that may not have been considered.
Please note we do NOT offer legal advice. Rather we review your
file from a business prospective, liaising with WorkCover, the
Investigators and the Solicitors appointed by WorkCover on your behalf.
We are available to represent you, the employer in conferences and
settlements where you are not able to be present.
Our aim is to ensure that a thorough investigation of the common law
claim is carried out to enable a better and more realistic assessment of
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