What happens if WorkCover or the self-insurer rejects my workers' compensation claim?
In some cases, WorkCover Queensland may reject an application for workers' compensation benefits, a specific injury, or what benefits should be paid in respect to a work injury. Where this occurs, there are rights of review of such decision to the regulatory body, the Workers' Compensation Regulator (previously Q-COMP), or to the Medical Assessment Tribunal.
It is very important to note that strict time limits apply when seeking a review of a rejection of a workers' compensation claim, injury, provision of treatment or payment of wage benefits. You only have three months from the date of receiving WorkCover's decision to apply for review of WorkCover's decision. To enquire further about your rights, contact us at The Personal Injury Lawyers to advise you further.