Using the Union Solictiors
Union lawyers – The facts
You may have been told that you have to use your union’s lawyers, that your costs will be higher if you don’t use the union lawyer, or that your costs will only be paid if you use a union laywer, or that the union lawyers are always the best.
None of this is true.
The truth is you can use any solicitor you want, for any claim or advice you want, whenever you want.
Your legal costs will be paid if you win the case, whichever lawyer you use. A union lawyer doesn’t have any advantages over any other lawyer.
Some unions will pay for your doctor’s reports, which are recoverable from the defendant when you win the case. Bourke Love Lawyers offer the same service.
Contact Bourke Love Lawyers and we can give you the facts about choosing a lawyer.
For Further information contact
Brendan Bourke – Ballina Office
Tony Love - Lismore Office
Lynetta Soutar – Lismore Office
Pania Watt – Ballina Office
Who do the June 2012 changes not affect?
Changes to the WorkCover Scheme – Retrospective Operation of the Amendments
Changes to Workers Compensation Scheme – Aggravation of Pre-Existing Conditions
Changes to Workers Compensation Scheme – Heart Attack & Stroke Injuries
Changes to Workers Compensation Scheme – Nervous Shock Claims
Changes to Workers Compensation Scheme – Medical Expenses
The articles above are important notices for our existing clients.