Legal costs will be paid upon conclusion of the work, resolution, or final determination of the claim or dispute the subject of the grant of funding.
This includes but is not limited to matters which have been discontinued in the WCC where there is no intention to refile, or where a claim or investigation is unable to proceed as the injured worker has not reached maximum medical improvement or the potential claim is not viable.
WIRO may in its discretion request a Lawyer to submit a Tax Invoice for work done in certain circumstances.
The Approved Lawyers should refer to the WIRO Funding Policy and the ILARS Tax Invoice Guide
Tax Invoices should be compliant with the ILARS Tax Invoice Guide and accompanied with the documentation required by WIRO to support the professional fees and disbursements sought.
Disbursements claimed in a Tax Invoice must be itemised separately and must not include GST.
Where possible, all disbursements claimed should be supported by an invoice or receipt.
Payment of interim invoices for legal costs and/or disbursements submitted prior to the conclusion of a funded matter will only be considered in exceptional circumstances, such as where an Approved Lawyer experiences extreme financial hardship or where there have been significant delays in the resolution of a claim or dispute.
Payment of an approved Tax Invoice will be made by the relevant Government department on behalf of WIRO in accordance with WIRO’s terms of business, currently thirty (30) days.
Enquiries about payments will not be addressed until six (6) weeks after the date of an approved Tax Invoice.