Approved Lawyers may apply for a grant of funding to provide legal advice and assistance to injured eligible workers pursuing workers compensation entitlements. A grant is required for a Lawyer to claim payment of legal costs (professional fees and disbursements) from the IRO.
What does the grant of funding cover?
Grants of funding cover professional fees, counsel’s fees, medical report fees and the cost of other disbursements and incidental expenses reasonably necessary to investigate a claim or pursue a dispute about a claim.
Referral to the IRO Solutions Group
Some grant applications may be referred to the Solutions Group if it appears the dispute is capable of early or simple resolution. The IRO is focused on resolving disputes quickly, fairly and cost effectively and we encourage Approved Lawyers to adopt the same practical approach.
Grant amounts are paid on the basis of the outcomes achieved. Legal costs will be paid upon provision of a compliant Tax Invoice in accordance ILARS Tax Invoice Guide.