PEOPLE who have been injured in the workplace are encouraged to seek support from others in a similar situation.
McIntosh McPhillamy & Co have been assisting injured workers through a support group since 2012.
The group meets monthly and, in addition to being able to socialise with others, members have access to legal advice and guest speakers who may have information to help their situation.
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Workers compensation lawyer Cindy Swan said the size of McIntosh McPhillamy's group varies month to month, from half a dozen people to 25, depending on their needs at the time.
They come from various backgrounds.
"They're all different, but the majority of the ones who stay on have a lot of mental health issues," Ms Swan said.
"Some of them could start off with a physical injury, broken bones and things like that, but I'm finding that a lot of those people actually develop a mental health condition just from being in the system and having their life turned upside down."
A lot of the ones who continue to come to the group may never work again.
Ms Swan said, regardless of how recent the injury is or whether people have already sought compensation, victims of a workplace injury should reach out for support.
"I believe that it is of absolutely great importance because the Workers Compensation Scheme is so hard to navigate, even for me as a lawyer; the legislation changes all the time," she said.
"They do need to reach out, not only for legal assistance, but for community groups and social support for their wellbeing."
Anyone who would like to join the group can call McIntosh McPhillamy on 6331 1533 or simply attend one of the monthly meetings, which are usually held on the fourth Friday between 11am and 1pm.
The next meeting will be on November 22 at the special time of 12.30pm and the guest will be Greens MP David Shoebridge, who is keen to meet regional injured workers and hear their stories.