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Comcare is a statutory authority of the Australian Federal Government established under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) and covered by the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act). Comcare administers the Commonwealth’s workers’ compensation scheme under the SRC Act; and the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (OHS Act).

If you are a government employee, or an employee of a company licensed to operate under the Comcare Scheme, and you suffer an injury at work, you can claim damages under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (SRC) Act 1988 . You are covered irrespective of whether you work part-time, full-time, or as a casual worker.

ComCare is a ‘no fault’ system just like WorkCover, and you may be entitled to compensation, regardless of blame. ComCare covers not only injuries but illnesses that have either been caused or aggravated in the workplace and that also includes pre-existing conditions.

Typically can claim compensation for:

Physical injuries such as broken limbs, back pain, strains or any physical injury to the body, including aggravation of an existing injury whilst at work or being engaged on official work duties
Injuries sustained away from your normal workplace, but in pursuit of work activities.
Any injury triggered or exacerbated by work
The effects of heart attacks or strokes.
Even though you may make a claim through ComCare, if your injury was the fault of a third party (not your employer), you can still make a common law claim against that party.

Don’t delay, contact us today to discuss your case.

Time Restrictions

When making a personal injury claim, it is important to understand that varying time constraints exist for varying types of injuries or accidents. It is possible in some cases to achieve extensions depending upon your case, however it cannot be overstated that you should act as quickly as you can. We can help you at Abbey Injury Law to deal with your claim as smoothly as possible.

No Obligation, No Win, No Fee

Abbey Injury Law operates under a ‘no win, no-fee’ basis in almost all cases. Contact us to arrange a no-obligation consultation so we can determine the weight of your claim and fight on your behalf.