Can I still work while on WorkCover?


In short, yes. But it depends.

You’re receiving payments from WorkCover Queensland because your work-related injury has stopped you from working. This may be only from your usual employment, or it may be altogether.

In some cases, you may be eligible to work “suitable duties” during your recovery period while you try to return to work.

If this is the case, your employer may pay you what the job is worth and WorkCover Queensland will pay the difference between that and what your usual earnings would have been prior to the injury.

It is important that you tell WorkCover Queensland before returning to any form of employment while you are receiving payments from them.

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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