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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.
We know that navigating the system can be overwhelming and complex. Our team will take the time to explain every step to you, so you feel empowered to move forward.
At Smith's Lawyers, you'll never feel like a number to us. Each of our expert staff is committed to helping you through this challenging period in your life.
Our ‘No Win. No Fee. No Catch’® promise provides access to risk-free compensation. What differentiates our promise is that many other law firms require you to pay the other side’s legal fees and expenses if your case loses in court. Unless we win your case, you won’t pay us or anyone else a cent.
In 25 years, we've never had a single client out of pocket. Last financial year, we recovered over $28 million in compensation for our clients. We get the results our clients deserve.
Reaching out to a lawyer can be tough, but our promise to you is more than just a listening ear and expert advice.
At a location that's convenient to you, we’ll take the time to understand your situation and provide you the best advice.
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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:
- 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.).