WIRO/ILARS Legal Aid Grants

One of the most common questions from people who contact us for assistance is unsurprisingly, ‘what will this cost me?’.

For those clients who work in NSW and have had an injury at work, it often comes as a surprise to learn that there are no costs for an injured worker when making a claim against their employer. So, who pays the associated costs?

ILARS – Independent Legal Advice and Review Services or otherwise commonly known as Workers Compensations Independent Review Office (WIRO), have highly experienced principal lawyers who assess and manage applications for grants which have been submitted by Approved Legal Service Providers (ALSPs- that’s us!) who provide advice and assistance to injured workers, at no cost to the worker.

WIRO is an independent statutory office which was established in 2012 by the NSW government as part of it’s reforms of the New South Wales workers’ compensation scheme. In addition to providing grants of funding for injured workers’ legal fees, WIRO often also assists workers directly in resolving disputes with the Insurer.