Can I refuse an offer made by WorkCover?

If WorkCover Queensland makes you a lump sum compensation offer because you are assessed as having a permanent impairment, you can:

  • Choose to accept the offer and forego a common law claim; or
  • Disagree with the amount offered and seek further assessment of your injuries; or
  • Reject the offer and pursue a common law claim.

If your injuries are assessed at 20% or above, you can accept the offer and also pursue a common law claim.

Once you commence a common law claim you waive your entitlement to any lump sum offer for permanent impairment made by WorkCover Queensland and you won’t be able to accept it at a later time. And if you let the offer lapse, you can’t reject or request further review.

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 851 458 or chat via live chat to talk to one of our Lawyers today.

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