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I Was Injured at Work – Do I Need a Lawyer?

Whether or not you require lawyer for a work injury depends on the nature and severity of your injuries.

Workplace injury

For example, if you have a minor injury, only need reimbursement of medical bills and lost wages for 1-2 weeks and you expect a quick and full recovery then it is unlikely you will need a lawyer.

On the other hand, if your injury is likely to result in long-lasting physical impairment, pain or disability or you are considering making a common law claim, you will likely need a lawyer to assist you as these claims can be complex.

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What are my rights if injured at work?

Legal protection and asserting your rights

Serious injuries can have devastating consequences for a worker physically, mentally and economically. They can cause you an enormous amount of stress, especially if the insurer is being difficult. Injured workers are usually unaware of their rights in relation to their WorkCover claim and don’t know what they are entitled to. WorkCover have lawyers who are looking out for their best interests, so you may obtain legal advice so that you can protect your own legal rights too.

If you have an injury that is preventing you from working, it’s recommended that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible so that you understand your rights and options.

Strict time limits apply - seek legal advice ASAP - In most circumstances, the time limit to start a compensation claim is 3 years from the date of incident. Some processes need to be started much sooner. Seek expert legal advice ASAP. Call us on 1800 266 801 or start a live chat.

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Last update on:
June 1, 2021
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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