What injuries does workers’ compensation cover?


Workers’ compensation covers a broad range of injuries as long as they happened at work or are due to your employment.

This can include physical injuries like back strains, broken bones, soft tissue damage, burns, and psychological conditions like anxiety disorders, depression, and PTSD.

It also includes injuries that occurred over time like repetitive strain injury (RSI); late onset injuries like diseases which only manifest years after prolonged exposure to certain chemicals; aggravations or pre-existing conditions; and also, death from a work-related injury or disease.

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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