Purpose of funding
The purpose of ILARS funding is to ensure that injured workers are able to:
- Obtain legal advice about their rights and entitlements under the workers compensation legislation
- Access legal assistance to assert their rights and entitlements under the workers compensation legislation and to attempt resolution of disagreements or disputes
- Have their claim determined in the Personal Injury Commission where a dispute is unable to be resolved by agreement or early dispute resolution processes
- Access legal representation to pursue or defend appeals both within the Commission and to higher courts where appropriate
Administering grants of funding
Please refer to the ILARS Funding Guidelines for comprehensive guidance and explanatory material regarding all aspects of grants of funding. Approved Lawyers are expected to be familiar with these Guidelines.
An application for a grant of funding should be made once an Approved Lawyer has received instructions from an injured eligible injured worker to advise in relation to their workers compensation rights and entitlements or act in relation to a claim for compensation or decision of an insurer.
The application should be lodged by email and will be assessed by an ILARS team member. Wherever possible grants will be approved or declined within five working days of receipt of the Application Form. If the application is declined, ILARS will provide information about seeking a review of the decision. The form below can be used with most applications for funding.
To make an application
Step 1 - Complete the form
Step 2 - Sign and return the consent and declaration section
Step 3 - Return to the IRO by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as a PDF with accompanying documentation.