All Queensland workers should be afforded a safe workplace with the ability to leave work as they arrive – uninjured and well. The workers compensation scheme is in place to ensure that injured workers have access to the right compensation to get them back on their feet and ideally back to work. By law each workplace should have insurance policies in place to pay compensation to cover workplace accidents.
Compensation payouts can cover unexpected and ongoing out-of-pocket medical costs, lost wages due to time off work, and rehabilitation costs if needed. Compensation payouts can also be made to families of employees in the event a worker dies whilst undertaking their job.
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A claim can be made if you have been injured at work or have developed a work-related disease or illness, at times you can also claim for injuries if accidents occur on your journey to and from work. The types of injuries you may sustain in a workplace accident could improve over time or can result in a permanent impairment. The types of injuries you can make claims for include:
You may also be able to claim compensation if your work environment makes your pre-existing injuries or diseases deteriorate or flare up. Injuries including cancers, strokes, asthma, and heart conditions are often made worse by employment.
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