You can claim weekly compensation for loss of earnings you incurred while you were off work. CFA can pay your full salary (to a maximum of $2,111.55 per week) for 156 weeks. The amount payable to you may be reduced after this period.
You can also claim compensation for all reasonable medical expenses that you incur has a result of your injury, including hospital costs, medical treatment and rehabilitation.
Depending on the severity of your injury, you may also be entitled to claim a lump sum benefit if you are permanently disabled. You are entitled to receive this benefit regardless of whether the incident that caused your injury was your fault or not.
In cases where you injury was caused by the negligence of the CFA or someone else, you may be able to bring a common law claim (sometimes called “suing”) against the CFA. You have three years from the date of your injury to make this claim.