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Workers Compensation Lawyers Brisbane & Gold Coast

Have you been injured at work or in an accident on your way to or from work? You may be entitled to compensation. Get a FREE, no-obligation claim assessment today from a ​personal injury lawyer.

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Work Injuries & workers compensation Lawyers in Brisbane, The Gold Coast & Queensland

Based in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, The Personal Injury Lawyers has a team of specialist workplace injury lawyers servicing all areas across Queensland. If you have had a work injury, or an accident on the way to or from work, then you may be able to claim workers compensation, (commonly referred to as 'workers comp').

Workers compensation is designed to protect people who have been injured through the course of their employment.As many people have found after suffering an accident at work, you will need to claim compensation as the cost of rehabilitation, potential financial loss and more can quickly add up. For anyone dependent on a regular income, that makes seeking compensation for a personal injury with the assistance of an experienced workplace injury lawyer essential.

You're welcome to call us for help, or use the Workers Compensation FAQ’s we’ve provided below.

Can I Get Work Injury Compensation 

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 Frequently Asked Questions For Work Injuries & Getting Workers Compensation

 What Types Of Work Injuries Can Workers Compensation Be Claimed For In Brisbane, The Gold Coast & QLD?

Have you been injured at work? Are you seeking a compensation claim payout for a personal injury, like a back injury, that you incurred in the workplace? Our Brisbane and Gold Coast-based personal injury lawyers can help you seek workers compensation for:

  • Injuries sustained at work
  • Work-related illnesses such as stress at work
  • Injuries sustained while travelling to or from work
  • Pre-existing conditions that have been worsened through work-related activities

 Am I Eligible To Make A Work Injury Accident Compensation Claim?

Your eligibility to claim workers compensation in QLD will depend on the circumstances of your personal injury.

For your injury at work claim to be considered legitimate, it must meet the following requirements:

  • Your injury or illness is work-related
  • Your employer has workers compensation insurance (in Australia, nearly all employers are legally required to have this insurance)
  • You are an employee of the organisation you intend to make a claim against (or were an employee at the time you were injured)

Chat, call, email, and we'll be happy to help any with any questions you may have.

 What Does A Workers Compensation Claim Cover?

Workers compensation is designed to cover all out-of- pocket expenses related to your injury, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Ongoing healthcare costs (such as rehabilitation)
  • Permanent impairment benefits

 How Do I Make A Compensation Claim For A Workplace Injury?

If you’ve sustained an injury as a result from a work accident, be sure to notify your employer immediately. Making an official record of your injuries is extremely important if you intend to take legal action. Seeking medical treatment is also an essential step in the claims process, as your medical records may be needed as evidence.

Workers compensation cases can involve complex legal processes. If you’re struggling to make sense of the legal system, chat, call or email our experienced accident compensation lawyers and we will be happy to help with any questions you may have about your personal injury compensation claim.

As strict time limits apply to accident compensation claims in Queensland, including workers compensation claims, it’s crucially important to lodge your claim as soon as possible.

If you want to make a claim for workers' compensation yourself, you can 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.

 Who can Claim Work Injury Compensation?

If you have suffered a work related injury, had an accident on the way to or coming from your work, you may well be entitled to work injury compensation (workers comp). If you have a contract with an employer, then in most cases you can make a claim for accident compensation.

The following types of workers can claim workers compensation:

  • Full-time employees
  • Part-time employees
  • Casual employees
  • Self-employed workers (in some cases)

You can claim workers compensation for any injury or illness sustained through work-related activities. Your injury doesn’t need to be physical – psychological conditions are also covered.

These are some of the most common injuries named in workers compensation claims:

No matter what kind of injury you’ve sustained, we can help you secure the compensation you’re entitled to. And as it costs nothing to get your case reviewed with a Lawyer, what do you have to lose?

 Are There Time Limits To How Long I Have To Make A Workers Compensation Claim?

Strict time limits apply to all workers compensation and personal injury claims. To avoid missing any important cut-off dates, try to begin the legal proceedings quickly.

We advise that you bring proceedings as soon as possible after any impairment assessment by the workers' compensation insurer, or when you are advised that your injury is being assessed for degree of permanent impairment.

The Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 and associated Regulations govern the awards of damages in relation to injury at work claims in Queensland. Navigating the provisions of this legislation can be quite complex and it is therefore important that you obtain legal advice with respect to what compensation entitlements you may have under such legislation.

Find out more about time limits.

 How Much Does It Cost To Make An Injury At Work Claim?

The amount of work your case requires will determine its total cost. Keep in mind that even if your injury compensation claim accrues a significant amount of legal fees, you won’t have to pay any of those fees if you aren’t awarded compensation, thanks to our No Win No Fee guarantee.

If your accident at work claim is successful, your legal fees will come out of your compensation. However, you will always be awarded the majority of damages.

 Will I Need To Go To Court For My Workers Compensation Claim?

Most personal injury and workers compensation claims are settled before going to trial. But if you do end up in court, your workplace injury lawyer may be able to attend on your behalf.

Even if you’re required to appear in person, being accompanied by legal representation can make this experience less daunting.

 Who Will Pay For My Work Accident Claim If I Win?

The insurer of your employer will most likely pay for your workers compensation.

Damages can be delivered either directly from the insurer, by the employer or through a workers compensation regulator.

 Do I Need To Seek A Workers Compensation Lawyer To Make A Claim?

You don’t need to, but seeking legal advice from a workers compensation lawyer is recommended. These are just some of the benefits associated with having a workplace injury lawyer handle your case:

  • Free consultations – Before taking legal action, we can have one of our experienced lawyers review your case during an obligation-free consultation.
  • Timely legal action – Many people who choose to represent themselves aren’t aware of the time frames associated with workers compensation cases. It’s a work injury lawyer’s job to make sure your claim is lodged on time.
  • Insurance expertise – Allowing your workers compensation lawyers to negotiate with the insurance company can provide you with easier access to compensation.

 Is Workers Compensation Ever Difficult To Recover?

Workers compensation can be difficult to recover if your employer’s insurer is unwilling to pay a fair amount of damages.

Even if this proves to be the case, the Personal Injury Lawyers will do everything we can to solve any difficulties that arise during the workers compensation claims process.

 How Long Will A Work Accident Compensation Claim Take To Settle?

Each claim is different, making it impossible to forecast how long it will take for your case to be resolved.

If you’re expecting to receive damages overnight, keep in mind some claims can take several months to settle.

 Can I Claim For A Death In My Family Who Died In A Wokplace Accident?

If a member of your family has died in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to claim damages under WorkCover.

The Personal Injury Lawyers can provide you with legal advice if you intend to make this kind of claim. Questions? Contact us and we'll be happy to help.

 How Much Compensation Will I Receive For A Workers Compensation Claim?

The amount of compensation you receive will be determined by calculating the monetary value of your injuries and their impact on your quality of life.

Chat with a Lawyer online for free to get a better idea. (All your circumstances can have an impact on what you can claim).

Try our compensation calculator for more insights into what you may be able to claim.

 What Happens If I Don’t Win A Workers Compensation Claim?

If you aren’t awarded any compensation, you won’t have to pay any of your legal fees.

However, you may have to cover the legal costs of the person you made a claim against.

If you’re concerned about this aspect of taking legal action, we can make sure you’re aware of the risks involved. Speak, chat or call our accredited workers compensation Lawyers as they can explain more about personal injury claims payouts.

 Where Can I Contact A Workers Compensation Lawyer In QLD?

To discuss your workers compensation claim with The Personal Injury Lawyers, call us on 1800 958 498, or fill in the free claim assessment form today.

 What Other Workplace Accident Injuries Are Covered?

If you have been injured in a work accident or an accident on your way to or from work, or during a work break, you may be entitled to compensation or common law damages, or both.

We have won compensation for injured workers from many different industries for a wide range of work-related injuries.

Some of the types of injuries we have helped secure compensation for clients include:

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Upper and lower limb injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Electrocution injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Neurological injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Scarring
  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue, strain and sprain injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Hernia injury
  • Chemical and asbestos exposure
  • Industrial Deafness
  • Foreign body injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Amputation injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Psychiatric and psychological injuries
  • Dependency claims in cases of fatal accidents
  • And many more...

 Do Workplace Injuries Includes Stress, Anxiety And Other Non Physical Injuries?

Yes! A work injury does not just mean suffering physical harm in the workplace. For example, a work injury can be stress-related whereby you are suffering symptoms of depression, anxiety and sleeplessness.

People sometimes think that because they have suffered what they consider to be a simple or minor injury, such as a whiplash or jarring injury which seems to improve in the weeks or months after the accident, that it is not worthwhile making a claim or there is no need to claim.

Unfortunately, what often appears to be a simple whiplash injury or strain can end up being quite debilitating. For instance, whiplash injuries to the cervical spine (neck) can result in recurrent headaches or migraines, recurrent muscle spasm and ongoing pain and restriction in the neck, upper back, shoulders and arms.

Similarly, a whiplash or jarring injury to the back can result in long-term lower back issues, with problems sitting, standing or walking for extended periods of time and ongoing back pain and stiffness. What is thought at first to be a minor shoulder injury can result in the need for surgery, or frozen shoulder syndrome. Sometimes, the extent of the injury is not seen until many months or even years after the accident and can deteriorate over time.

This can be very debilitating on everyday functioning and employment, making it crucially important to seek compensation payouts for any back injury sustained at work.

Make sure you take the steps required to protect yourself if you have suffered any work accident injury, even if you consider it to be a simple or minor injury, as this may not be the case in the future.

Please note time limits apply to your claim.

 What Sort Of Compensation Am I Entitled To For A Workers Compensation Claim?

If you have sustained a workplace injury you may be entitled to the following payments, irrespective of fault or responsibility:

Workers' Compensation Benefits (also known as WorkCover Benefits or Statutory Benefits) which can include:

As well as Common law damages for:

You should also be aware that:

  • If you have sustained an injury whilst travelling to or from your workplace then you may have rights to claim Workers' Compensation as well as other rights to compensation at law, ie. in negligence, trespass, motor vehicle accident claims, public liability claims etc.

  • Even though you may be termed an independent contractor, contractor or sub-contractor by the party engaging your services when your work injury occurred, it may very well be the case that you have the right to claim Workers' Compensation Lump Sum Compensation or Common Law damages, or both, as a "worker" under workers' compensation legislation. See our article on who is considered a "worker" in Queensland workers' compensation claims, pursuant to recent legislative amendments: Worker v Independent Contractor

 What Sort Of Compensation Am I Entitled To For A Workers Compensation Claim?

If you have sustained a workplace injury you may be entitled to the following payments, irrespective of fault or responsibility:

Workers' Compensation Benefits(also known as WorkCover Benefits or Statutory Benefits) which can include:

As well as Common law damages for:

You should also be aware that:

  • If you have sustained an injury whilst travelling to or from your workplace then you may have rights to claim Workers' Compensation as well as other rights to compensation at law, ie. in negligence, trespass, motor vehicle accident claims, public liability claims etc.
  • Even though you may be termed an independent contractor, contractor or sub-contractor by the party engaging your services when your work injury occurred, it may very well be the case that you have the right to claim Workers' Compensation Lump Sum Compensation or Common Law damages, or both, as a "worker" under workers' compensation legislation. See our article on who is considered a "worker" in Queensland workers' compensation claims, pursuant to recent legislative amendments: Worker v Independent Contractor

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