Can I appeal a WorkCover decision?


Yes. In most cases, if your WorkCover claim is rejected and you aren’t happy with their response, you can appeal the decision.

To do so, the first step to appealing a WorkCover decision is to request a free review through the Workers’ Compensation Regulator within three months from the date of the decision. Decisions you can appeal include a rejection, a decision to end or decrease payments.

To lodge an appeal, you will need details of your claim including the claim number, employer details, facts relating to the claim and the decision documents from WorkCover.

It is important to keep in mind that your employer can also use the same process to appeal decisions made by WorkCover Queensland with which they disagree.

Read more about how to handle a WorkCover rejection here.

Last updated:
February 22, 2024

Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For help understanding your rights, please call 1800 960 482 or request a free case review to talk to one of our lawyers today.

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