Workcover Queensland is the workers'compensation insurer established by the Queensland Government to provide workers' compensation benefits (Statutory Benefits)for workers who are injured in the course of their employment in Queensland, and insurance coverage for the employers of such workers. Workcover Queensland was originally established under the Workcover Queensland Act 1996, but since the repeal of that legislation in 2003 it now has its foundations in the Workers' Compensation & Rehabilitation Act 2003. Workcover Queensland is a quasi-governmental body set up specifically to provide assistance to injured workers in Queensland and to ensure that employers are able to meet compensation entitlements to their injured workers. You can find more information about Workcover Queensland if you go to its website at www.workcoverqld.com.au. However, Workcover Queensland is not the only workers' compensation insurer in Queensland. There are also what are termed "Self-Insurer" workers' compensation schemes in Queensland. These are usually very large organisations with the capacity to meet the expense of running their own workers' compensation schemes under the relevant workers' compensation legislation in Queensland. For a list of workers' compensation self-insurers in Queensland go to the website of the workers' compensation scheme Regulator in Queensland, Qcomp at www.qcomp.qld.gov.au.
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