Shane Cumbers was injured when he was assaulted by a co-worker whilst sleeping at the Moranbah mining camp, in the course of his employment at the Moranbah mines. Mr Cumbers brought an application for workers’ compensation for his injuries, which was repeatedly rejected at the insistence of his employer, Civeo. An appeal of his case was brought all the way to the Industrial Court and succeeded...Read More
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There are two very different types of claims that can be made when a worker suffers injury in the course of their work in Queensland. The first is a claim for statutory benefits (or workers' compensation benefits), more commonly known as a workers' compensation claim or WorkCover claim. The second type of claim is called a Common Law Claim for Damages...Read More
During a workers' compensation claim, the obligation of the workers' compensation insurer is also to try to get the worker back to work with his injuries, if feasible. This can mean a return to the employment you were doing at the time of your injury or, if that is not possible, to some other suitable employment where feasible...Read More
f you have been injured in the course of your employment, in a work accident or an accident on your way to or from work or during a work break, you may be entitled to workers' compensation or common law damages, or both...Read More
When we talk about pure psychiatric injury claims, we are talking about a claim where the worker suffers from a psychological condition and the work event has not caused physical injury. Find out more...Read More
If you're unhappy with a decision on a claim, you can appeal the decision through Q-COMP, the Workers Compensation Regulatory Authority. Q-COMP are independent from WorkCover Queensland and impartially review decisions made by Queensland’s workers’ compensation insurers...Read More
A Common Law Claim for damages is better known as a 'lawsuit'. Need to make a work injury claim for damages? Chat online, call us or get a free claim assessment here.Read More
A lot of workers are concerned that when they make a claim for workers' compensation or Common Law Damages for a work injury, their employer will have to pay for their claim. This is actually not the case. Workcover Queensland is the insurer for employers in work injury claims in Queensland. As such, it is actually Workcover Queensland who handles these claims and meets any payments to be made in response to them...Read More
Under workers' compensation legislation in Queensland, if you have had a workers' compensation claim, and you wish to proceed with a Common Law claim for damages for your injury, you need to be very careful what steps you take when your workers' compensation claim is coming to an end...Read More