Does WorkCover Queensland cover travel to and from work?

It is possible. If you suffer an injury while you are travelling to or from work, you may be covered by WorkCover Queensland.

This is referred to as a “journey claim”. A journey claim includes journeys between:

  • Your home and workplace;
  • Your workplace and a place of trade or training which you are required to attend for work;
  • Your workplace and a medical or rehabilitation appointment; and
  • Your employment with one employer and employment with another employer

However, an injury sustained while on a “journey” may not be covered if:

  • You were driving while intoxicated or recklessly;
  • The accident was caused because you broke road rules;
  • You started your journey after a significant delay or deviation from your normal route; or
  • You have not left the boundaries of your home

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 chat via live chat to talk to one of our Lawyers today.

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