If you have been injured at work you will likely be entitled to make a workers compensation claim to cover the cost of medical care, rehabilitation services and to compensate you for lost income. This is something our workers’ compensation lawyers can help you with.
Whether you have suffered broken bones, strain injury, electrocution, burns, a back injury, or any other type of injury, if you have been injured in any way during the course of your work, our expert team of lawyers can help you bring a claim.
We can help with a range of workers’ compensation claims, including:
- If you were injured on-site, be it on the construction site, in the mines or while working on our roads;
- If you sustained an injury at the office, be it a strain injury, a back injury or any other injury;
- If you suffered a fall, or if you suffered a hand, wrist, foot, back or any injury due to machinery;
- If you were in an accident while travelling to or from work, or while travelling to meetings or a another job site;
- If you suffered electrocution or burns;
- If you suffered a psychological injury or mental distress, from bullying or harassment in the workplace.
If the accident caused the death of a worker, dependants will likely be able to bring a death dependency claim for funeral expenses and loss of dependency.
Unlike many of the other major firms, our approach is personalised and based on your individual requirements. We will allocate one of our expert lawyers to your case based on details of your work accident and the injuries sustained, meaning you receive the expertise needed to get the best result possible for you in your claim.
We will act for you on a No Win No Fee basis, which means that you don’t pay anything unless you win your claim. Even then, our fee cap is only 30% – lower than other firms. So you get the best financial result possible.
Workers’ Compensation Law Process in Queensland
In Queensland, if you have been injured during the course of your employment – due to either your employer or a co-worker’s negligence – you will be able to bring a workers’ compensation claim.
It should be noted that there are two stages to a workers’ compensation claim:
- Statutory Compensation Benefits phase; and
- Common Law Damages phase
Stage one, the statutory phase, is a no fault system and will enable you to have the majority of your wages, medical treatment and rehabilitation expenses covered by WorkCover Queensland or your employer’s self-insurer.
You do not need to prove fault in this phase and it will eventually come to an end when you return to work or no longer require medical treatment, or if you can’t return to work WorkCover or the self-insurer offers you a lump sum compensation offer based upon a permanent impairment assessment for your injury and your benefits will cease. You should not accept this offer until you have sought legal advice, as accepting this offer may prevent you from bringing a Common Law claim.
The second phase is the Common Law Damages phase. This phase involves you proving that your injuries occurred because of the employer or someone under the control of the employer’s negligence.
Often, proving fault is not as straight forward as you would expect and requires the expertise of a workers’ compensation lawyer to ensure that every possible angle is looked at, all stones overturned, and every possibility considered, before you can proceed with a Common Law claim.
The workers compensation claim process can sometimes be stressful and confusing, however, our specialised workers’ compensation lawyers will ensure that they guide you through and get you the compensation that you deserve.
How Workers’ Compensation Gets Calculated in QLD
Any injuries sustained during the course of your employment will usually limit your ability to work, and often put a huge financial strain on your life. Our workers’ compensation lawyers will work with you to assess your claim by getting an understanding of how your injuries have impacted your life.
Our lawyers will, among other things, consider:
- Your past and future loss of income and superannuation benefits;
- Your past and future medical expenses;
- Any rehabilitation and pharmaceutical expenses you may have;
- Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life due to your injuries; and
- Any past and future care and assistance you may need.
If you have lost a loved one due to a work related accident, you and any other dependants may be entitled to commence a death dependency claim.
Unfortunately, there are strict time limitations which apply to workers’ compensation claims so it is important to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible.
Mobile Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
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We understand that you are likely in ongoing pain and struggling with the daily challenges of life post-accident. To ensure the entire legal process is as stress-free as possible, our lawyers will always happily come to you – either at the hospital, your home or a local café – wherever is easiest for you.
If you prefer to meet in one of our offices, you are always welcome at our head office in Brisbane CBD, or you and your lawyer can arrange an appointment at one of our many visited offices.
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