Make A Claim For Workers' Compensation Benefits In QLD
How do I make a claim for Workers' Compensation Benefits?
To make a claim for workers' compensation all you need to do is to contact Workcover Queensland
You can of course also advise your treating doctor that you wish to make a workers' compensation claim in relation to your work injury and, in some cases, they will have Application forms available for you to complete at the doctor's rooms.
Many medical practices will even assist you to complete the form and fax or email it to WorkCover Queensland on your behalf.
An application for workers' compensation can also be made through your employer
Your employer is obliged to lodge your Application for Workers' Compensation with WorkCover Queensland once it is delivered to them, and within 4 days.
If your employer does not do so, or is being obstructive in respect to you making a workers' compensation claim, you are quite entitled to contact WorkCover Queensland yourself regarding your workers' compensation claim.
Please note that there are strict time limits
Please note that there are strict time limits on making an application for workers' compensation benefits under the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003.
A worker has six months from becoming aware of his or her injury to make such Application.
It is only in very special circumstances that this time limit will be extended (e.g. your only become aware of the full extent of your injury or rehabilitation needs, many months after your work accident).
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If you have been injured as a result of any vehicle such as car, bike or boat accident, or whilst at work, on holiday, or in many other situations you believe was caused by someone else's wrongful act or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Even if you think your actions may have contributed to your injury, you may still have a claim well-worth pursuing.
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