Everyone has the right to be safe at work.
If something goes wrong, you should be covered.

Workers Compensation Claims

WorkCover is the Victorian workers compensation scheme that provides benefits and compensation to those injured in workplace accidents.

If you’ve had been injured or aggravated an injury, or your health has been affected by your workplace, you may be entitled to compensation from WorkCover.

The first step is to report the injury to your employer and complete a WorkCover claim form. You should also have your doctor complete a WorkCover Medical Certificate for you.

Do I need a lawyer for my WorkCover claim?

WorkCover will make decisions about your benefits but they won’t give you legal advice. Without a lawyer acting for you, WorkCover won’t give you all the compensation you deserve.

Our expert workers compensation lawyers will fight to protect your benefits and maximise your compensation.

Don’t know where to start? Unsure if you have a claim? Call Polaris and we’ll set you straight with free initial advice and help with your claim.

Polaris has a highly experienced team of personal injury lawyers – we know every corner of the WorkCover system and know how to get you everything you’re entitled to.


How do I lodge a WorkCover Claim in Victoria?
  1. Report the incident and your injury to your employer.
  2. Download the claim form here
  3. After you have completed the employee section, give the form to your employer to complete. You can give the form directly to your employer’s WorkCover Agent or Worksafe if necessary.
  4. Go to your local Doctor and get a Worksafe Certificate of Capacity, give this to your employer or the WorkCover Agent.
  5. Chase the Agent for a response if your claim is not accepted within 30 days.
  6. Contact a lawyer to get legal advice about your WorkCover claim to make sure that your rights and entitlements are protected.

Want to find out more online? Visit our “Frequently asked questions”.

You may be entitled to a range of benefits including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Wage replacement
  • Lump sum payments for your permanent impairment
  • Domestic care expenses
  • Travel expenses (for medical appointments)
  • Compensation for pain and suffering


With over 50 years combined experience in personal injury law we have the knowledge and insight to get the best outcomes for our clients.

Take the stress out of pursuing a claim and focus on your recovery. We are a compassionate and understanding team with no hidden fees or charges, free initial advice when and where you need it.

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