Do You Get Full Pay on WorkCover / Workers' Compensation?

If you have been injured at work and it has resulted in a loss of earnings due to reduced hours, you may be entitled to a weekly payment from WorkCover Queensland (or your employer’s self-insurer).

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How much compensation will I get?

The amount of the weekly payments you will receive is dependent on a number of factors including:

  • the date of your injury
  • the length of time your doctor has said you should be off work
  • the length of your claim; and
  • whether an award or workplace agreement applies to you.

You will be paid a percentage of your normal weekly pay. Your normal weekly pay based on what you have earned each week from your employment during the 12 months before your injury. It only takes into account regular payments which would have continued if you hadn’t been injured and includes:

  • salary or wages
  • duties
  • penalties
  • allowances
  • overtime

If you have had a work related injury that has resulted in a loss of earnings due to reduced hours, you may be entitled to a weekly payment from WorkCover Queensland (or your employers self-insurer). Typically you will be paid a percentage of your typical weekly pay. See details on the WorkCover Queensland website for more details.      

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Last update on:
May 29, 2018
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 expert advice call 1800 266 801 or chat via live chat to arrange free initial advice with our Principal lawyer, Greg Smith.

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