NSW - Workers Compensation

This article will show you how to:

To create a new Workers Compensation matter, follow the steps below. 

  1. Click New Matter from the Home Screen
  2. Select State: NSW
  3. Select Matter Category: Personal Injury
  4. Select Matter Type: Workers Compensation
  5. Enter the Claimant, including all relevant details
  6. Enter the Employer and then select the Employment Details layout to add the Employment Type, Start Date, Hours worked per week and Hourly Rate
  7. Enter the Insurer and then select the Insurer Details layout to add the Insurer's Claim Number and Policy Number
  8. Select 'Accident Details' to enter the Accident Date, Time and Place. You can also record the Injury Description, Injury Type and Police Event Number here
  9. If the matter is proceeding to the Workers Compensation Commission (WCC) then you should also add your Commission Details, including the Commission Matter Number and WCC
  10. If the matter is proceeding in the Courts, you will need to add the Court Details layout to your matter from Matter Settings
  11. Enter the Doctor/s and then select the Doctor Details layout for each Doctor to add the Doctor Type and select whether they are the Nominated Treating Doctor or giving evidence
  12. Enter the MedicoLegal/s and then select the MedicoLegal Details layout for each MedicoLegal to add the MedicoLegal Type and select whether they are giving evidence
  13. To add Uncommon Contacts and Layouts to your matter, open the Matter Settings and select the appropriate contact from the Parties & Data available in your matter.
    For Workers Compensation (NSW), the available parties include Deceased, Accountant, Barrister, Previous Solicitor and Additional Contacts:

Change existing General matter to Workers Compensation

Existing NSW General matters can be easily changed to Workers Compensation as follows:

  1. Open your existing General matter (used for Workers Compensation)
  2. Open Matter Type
  3. Select change...
  4. Select new Matter Type as Personal Injury > Workers Compesnation
  5. Select OK:
  6. Enter Reason For Change
  7. Select OK:
  8. Your matter will now appear as 'Workers Compensation', with the party roles and layouts that are available in the Workers Compensation matter:

Don't forget to! ...

Subscribe to the Personal Injury Precedent Profile

You can subscribe to the Personal Injury Precedent Profile in your Smokeball Settings

- See Precedent Profiles for more information on subscribing to precedent profiles.

We have some new Workers Compensation precedents and forms available in the Smokeball Precedent Library, including automated SIRA Forms:

You can also 'Request a form' to have additional forms added to the Precedent Library!

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