Legal and government advice
Find support and advice when dealing with employers, insurance companies, and the government after a serious injury.
You may need to engage legal or regulatory organisations during or after your recovery. This could be due to a:
- contested leave request
- workers compensation dispute
- compulsory third party (CTP) insurance claim.
There are a range of support agencies that may be able to offer help, including:
- Independent Review Office (IRO) provides answers to general questions as well as helping injured workers solve disputes with insurers
- CTP Legal Advisory Service for independent advice if you've been injured in a motor accident on or after 1 December 2017
- Personal Injury Commission resolves motor accident and workers compensation disputes in NSW
- Human Rights Commission offers advice and actions to take if you're facing discrimination on returning to work
- the Commonwealth Ombudsman if you need to make a complaint against your health insurance provider. You can also get free, independent dispute resolution support
- LawAccess NSW is free government telephone and referral service providing legal support and advice, including information on accidents and compensation: call 1300 888 529.