Can I return to my job after a workers’ compensation claim?


Yes. If you make a WorkCover claim you still have the right to return to your former position once you’re able, and to be treated as equal to other employees.

Your employer cannot threaten to demote you, or change your position at work or treat you less favourable than other workers simply because of your injury.

You can also return to work even before you’re fully recovered – your employer may have to modify or reduce the work that you were doing before you were injured until you’re back at full capacity.

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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