If you have been injured at work, on your way to or from work, while travelling for your work, or otherwise because of your work, you may will be entitled to make a workers compensation claim. These claims are often thought to be WorkCover Claims.
WorkCover Queensland is the insurer, through whom you will be able to access payments and rehabilitation. They are also who you will claim against, should you undertake a workers compensation claim. The process of this claim will involve WorkCover Queensland, the government insurer for the majority of workers in Queensland, or one of the number of self-insured employers in Queensland.
While the WorkCover claims process can be complex, our expert lawyers can help you navigate through the complexity this process presents for workers.
At Gouldson Legal, we specialise in Workers’ Compensation Claims and are well versed in the requirements and processes of WorkCover claims and the Self Insurers. We can assist you in the initial stages of your claim, through guidance on what you need to do, how to do it, and where to go to ensure the best outcome. We can also help you find other avenues, if WorkCover or a self-insurer has rejected your initial claim.
In the event of an accident, your finances can be one of your biggest concerns – especially if you are unable to work. That’s why it’s comforting to know that all our claims are run under our No Win, No Fee, No Problems Guarantee.
WorkCover Claims Process in Queensland
WorkCover Queensland is a workers compensation insurer, but it is common to hear an injured person speak about bringing a WorkCover claim. WorkCover Queensland is only one workers’ compensation insurer and in Queensland there are many self-insurers. Aside from where the application must be lodged, the process is the same.
In Queensland, if you have been injured during the course of your employment, regardless of who was at fault, you will be entitled to apply for a WorkCover claim.
You should immediately seek medical treatment and report the fact that the injury was sustained at work and caused by work. Report the accident and your injury to your employer and make an application for workers compensation benefits to WorkCover Queensland or your employer’s self-insurer. This claim will assist you by covering a substantial portion of your wages, medical treatment and rehabilitation expenses while you focus purely on the treatment of your injuries and looking after your family.
If you are unable to recover and return to work, unfortunately, there will come a point in time where WorkCover or the self-insurer will look to close your claim off and your benefits and payment of medical expenses will cease. They will do this by offering you a notice of assessment lump sum offer of compensation based upon your assessed level of permanent impairment.
It is extremely important that you do not accept this offer prior to obtaining legal advice as it may prevent you from bringing a workers’ compensation claim.
How WorkCover Compensation Gets Calculated in QLD
As many work related accidents can cause a range of permanent and often devastating impacts on workers and the lives of their families, it is imperative that every avenue of available compensation is investigated. Our expert WorkCover Lawyers will leave no stone unturned in order to seek to recover the compensation you deserve.
This claim will ensure that you are adequately compensated for the loss sustained and among others the following areas of damage will be investigated:
- Your past and future loss of income;
- Loss of superannuation benefits;
- Past and future medical expenses;
- Any rehabilitation or pharmaceutical expenses;
- Any care and assistance that you require; and
- Pain and suffering as a result of the accident.
There are strict limitation periods that apply to these claims, so for further information, please visit our workers’ compensation claims page or give us a call.
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If you prefer to meet in one of our offices, you are always welcome at our head office in Brisbane CBD, or you and your lawyer can arrange an appointment at one of our many visited offices.