Work Injury Compensation Claims

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Work Injury Compensation Claims

Injured in a work-related incident in Queensland? Check your rights.

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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Free initial advice from our Principal Lawyer, Greg Smith. Available 7 days a week. Call, live chat or request a call back to get started.

Queensland wide service

All Queensland regions serviced from our Brisbane City & Gold Coast offices including Mackay, Gladstone, Cairns and Townsville.

No Obligation Home Visits

We offer no obligation home visits to explain the claims process. Available across SE Queensland including Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba.

Common questions about claiming

Are there time limits?

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.

How long will it take?

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.

Who pays the compensation?

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.

How much will it cost?

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.

What injuries are covered?

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.

Are there any risks?

Queensland WorkCover compensation covers:

  • casual and permanent employees
  • full-time and part-time employees
  • some self-employed workers
  • people deemed to be workers (i.e. jurors, work experience students, some volunteers etc.).