United Voice and United Voice Legal are pleased to announce Stefania McGrath has been recognised as one of Western Australia’s top plaintiff workers’ compensation lawyers.
Stefania, who joined at United Voice Legal just over a year ago, is now regarded as one of the best in the business, listed in the prestigious legal publication Doyles Guide.Read more
United Voice Legal
Here at United Voice Legal we know that anyone going about their work or travelling by car can suffer an unexpected injury at any time. Dealing with the consequences can be an extremely difficult time.
United Voice Legal are a legal practice experienced in helping injured people with their personal claims.
Our mission is to provide quality legal services and to protect workers’ rights and interests.
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance payment for workers if you are injured or become sick due to your work. Workers’ compensation includes payments to workers which cover your:
- wages while you are not fit for work; and
- medical expenses and rehabilitation costs.
Though workers compensation' is a scheme designed to ensure workplace injuries are managed fairly, it can be a complicated process to navigate. Especially while you are trying to deal with ongoing injury or illness.
In many cases, you are likely to need legal advice during your workers’ compensation journey; for example if your claim is disputed, your payments cease unexpectedly or an offer of settlement is made.
It is also important to note that strict time frames apply to the workers' compensation claims process, and this is especially the case if your injury occurred as a result of your employer’s negligence.
If you believe your injury or illness is your employer's or some other person’s fault (negligence) you should seek legal advice immediately.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Injuries arising from motor vehicle accidents are also covered by a compulsory insurance scheme with a range of rules and timeframes applying to the claims process.
If you need legal assistance in dealing with injury claims related to a motor vehicle accident, United Voice Legal are here to help - enquire online.
Special discount for Union members:
We offer a special discount to United Voice members and their families for our legal services.
If you are a United Voice member, contact your Union office to seek a referral for assistance from United Voice Legal.
Who are United Voice members?
United Voice members work in schools, hospitals, ambulance services, aged care, contract cleaning, disabilities, early childhood education, hospitality, security, dairies, food processing and more.
We are workers of all different ages, genders, races and backgrounds, united by our belief in the dignity of workers and the right to fair and just treatment at work. We are an active union, and we are passionate about organising to win.
We have diverse backgrounds and a multitude of different skills, but all share the same goal — to take action for positive social change and stand up for the type of society we believe in. Many of us work on a casual or part-time basis and the majority of us are women.
From our diversity we gain great strength.
As a United Voice member you can feel secure and be ambitious about improving your job, knowing you have the support of unionised colleagues where you work and well beyond.
Business groups like the Australian Chamber of Commerce and the Australian Industry Group, are calling for the minimum wage increase to be minimised or deferred this year.
They claim higher penalty rates, apprentice wages and superannuation levies are hitting them hard.
"With employment growth very slow for most of last year and not looking all that healthy as we head into 2014, we need to avoid adding to costs," AiGroup chief executive Innes Willox said.
But these ‘added costs’ are keeping people, like cleaner Gamal Babiker, from slipping into poverty.Read more