Hurt on Duty Claims.
Bourke Love specialises in claims for
Police Officers and Ambulance Paramedics
suffering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Bourke Love specialises in getting emergency workers the support they deserve. If you’re suffering from, or have been discharged due to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), please make an appointment to see us straight away.
If you are injured in the course of your service as a Police Officer, you have a right to make a claim for:
- All reasonably necessary medical expenses
- Make-up pay – where you’re back at work, but not back to your full hours or duties
- Lump sum payments for ‘pain and suffering’. When you’ve suffered a permanent impairment of a body part due to an injury occurring on duty (such as a back injury at work)
What you need to know.
Everyone is entitled to recover their legal costs from the insure
Even if you’ve suffered injury, such as a back injury at work, and can still work, you may be entitled to a lump sum. You may be able to also recover your lost earnings (including overtime and penalties) during your recovery period.
You can choose who legally represents you
You don’t have to use the Association lawyers who are suggested to you. Nor do you have use a firm nominated by them. All you need is a suitably qualified lawyer that knows what they’re doing.
Work Injury Damages Claims
Injured in the last 30 years? Then the Australian Government has preserved your right to bring a claim for work injury (psychological or psychiatric) damages, provided you’ve suffered an injury that is assessed at 15% (or more) of what is termed ‘Whole Person Impairment’.
If you are a pre-1988 Officer, there is no threshold.