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If you suffer an injury or illness while at work, during work or travelling to and from work, as a result of negligence by an employer or colleague, you may be entitled to claim workers compensation.
Common injuries include back, spine and shoulder strains, knee injuries, psychological injuries (such as anxiety, depression or PTSD), hand and wrist injuries, amputations, electrocutions and catastrophic injuries, like partial or full paralysation.
Workers compensation covers you for damages such as pain and suffering, immediate and future medical expenses and loss of income. It is paid through a government-funded insurance scheme called WorkCover or via a workers compensation insurance policy held by your employer.
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All Queensland regions serviced from our Brisbane City & Gold Coast offices including Mackay, Gladstone, Cairns and Townsville.
We offer no obligation home visits to explain the claims process. Available across SE Queensland including Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba.
Yes, strict time limits apply. The limit is 3 years from the date of the accident for most claims unless you were under 18 when the injury occurred. Some exceptions apply, we recommend seeking legal advice as soon as possible.
The majority of work injury compensation claims can be completed within 12-18 months. Time is needed for your injuries to become stable to determine the likely long term impacts of the injury. Very complicated matters can take longer.
It is a legal requirement in Queensland for all employers to have Workers Compensation insurance. The employers workers insurance company pays the compensation, e.g. WorkCover Queensland. You don’t need to worry about your employer having to foot the costs directly.
We offer a ‘No Win. No Fee. No Catch’® promise, which means there are no upfront costs and you will never be left out of pocket. Fees are calculated on the amount of work done & will be explained before the matter is opened.
Any work-related injury may be eligible. Common injuries include injuries to limbs, the back, head, neck, fingers, spine & eyes. It can also include chemical exposure, RSI, industrial asthma & psychological conditions caused by work.
Queensland WorkCover compensation covers: