If you sustain an injury while travelling between your home and place of employment, you are generally entitled to make a Journey Claim. You may also be entitled to make a Journey Claim if you sustain an injury when you are travelling to your trade, technical or other training school, to a place that your employer expects you to be at, or from one place of employment to your second place of employment.
If you already have an accepted Workers’ Compensation claim and you are travelling to your medical or treatment provider and you sustain a further injury, you will also be entitled to make a journey claim for those further injuries.
Our expert journey claim lawyers here in QLD can help you determine if you are eligible to make a journey claim and help you understand the steps you need to take to make one.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may also be eligible to make a common law claim for further compensation. If another motorist was at fault (typically if they struck you or your vehicle) you will likely be able to make a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim.
If you believe that your employer or place of work contributed to your accident – for example, if you were required to work additional hours or shifts above what is appropriate and you believe fatigue from this contributed to your accident, you may be eligible to make a Workers Compensation Claim.
Whatever the circumstances surrounding your accident, your expert journey claim lawyer will help you understand your options and any right you may have to further compensation.
In the event of an accident, your finances can be one of your biggest concerns – especially if you are unable to work. That’s why it’s comforting to know that all our claims (yours included) are run under our No Win, No Fee, No Problems Guarantee.
Journey Claim Compensation Claim Process Brisbane
After any accident, the most important first step is to seek medical attention for any injuries you have sustained. Once you have seen to your injuries, you should consult one of our expert journey claim lawyers as soon as it is reasonably possible.
In order to make a journey claim, you will need to be recognised as a worker under the Workers Compensation Act. To be a ‘worker’ you will need to be an individual, working under a contract and considered an employee for tax purposes. If you’re unsure about whether or not you are classified as a worker, your expert journey claim lawyer can help you determine this.
It’s important to note that an application for Workers’ Compensation (such as a Journey Claims QLD) is generally a no-fault system under the Workers’ Compensation Act insurance scheme. So, as long as you are classified as a worker, you should be able to make a Journey Claim for any accident that occurs on your way to or from work.
In saying that there are a number of circumstances in which a Journey Claim may not be accepted. Typically, your claim may not be accepted if:
- You broke the law while you were in control of the vehicle, and this was a significant contributor to the accident;
- There was a significant delay before you started the journey; or
- You made a substantial interruption or deviation from your usual journey.
It should also be noted that a worker who has recently resigned from their role may still be allowed to apply for a Journey Claim.
The circumstances surrounding your accident will greatly impact your ability to make a Journey Claim as well as any other right you have to further compensation. It’s important that you discuss your options with one of our expert journey claim lawyers as soon as is reasonably possible, as time limitations do apply.
Calculating Journey Claim Compensation in Brisbane
There are several benefits to bringing a journey claim, primarily the financial assistance to manage your injuries and the associated costs or loss of income. If you have sustained an injury and you are able to make a Journey Claim, this can be very beneficial for you by helping to ease the financial burdens associated with your injuries.
During a Journey Claim, the Workers’ Compensation insurer may:
- Provide you with weekly compensation for lost wages;
- Cover medical, surgical, hospital and medication expenses;
- Cover rehabilitation treatment expenses;
- Cover travelling expenses to your appointments.
After a time, when your injuries have stabilised, your claim benefits will cease and you may be offered a lump-sum payment from WorkCover (or your employers self-insurer).
It’s vitally important that before you accept any offer from WorkCover, you discuss your claim with an expert lawyer. Once you accept a lump-sum offer from WorkCover, you will never be able to make a common-law compensation claim for the same accident or injury.
As mentioned above, depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be entitled to claim compensation through a common law claim. That’s why it’s best to discuss your accident and possible claim with one of our expert Journey Claim lawyers today!
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