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Our work injury lawyers have decades of experience helping people with WorkCover claims. We also assist employers in responding to WorkCover Claims.

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Helping employers register for WorkCover insurance

If you are running a business with employees it is compulsory for you to have WorkCover insurance to cover yourself in the event of one of your employees becoming injured at work. This will cover the wages, medical expenses and related costs. We can help you resister for WorkCover insurance to ensure you are appropriately protected for the future.

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Helping employees make a WorkCover claim

Claiming workers’ compensation can be a complex process. If you have become injured on the job, you may be eligible to make a WorkCover claim. A lawyer can discuss the details of your situation with you to give you the best chance of maximising your compensation claim, guiding you through the process so you are confident in the outcome of your case.

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Assisting employers in responding to WorkCover claims

It is important that employers carefully consider claims raised by their workers. Employers are able to submit a response to a WorkCover claim addressing the basis of any objection to the claim. We are able to assist you in responding to work cover claims brought by injured workers. Incorrect handling of these issues may have negative consequences for your business.

Frequently asked questions

WorkCover is insurance that covers all Australian workers, offering them compensation if they are injured or develop an illness at work. WorkCover also covers employers for the cost of benefits if their workers are injured or develop an illness at work.
If you have sustained an injury, illness or disease while working, you are able to claim workers’ compensation from WorkCover that will cover medical care, lost wages and more.
You should make a claim for workers’ compensation as soon as possible after you have sustained an injury, as you only have six months from the date of the injury to begin the claim. This time limit may be extended to three years, however only under specific circumstances.
The types of injuries that can be claimed from WorkCover Queensland include:

- Physical injuries;
- Psychiatric or psychological disorders;
- Diseases;
- Aggravation of a pre-existing condition; and
- Death from an injury or disease.
Anyone who is injured on the job, whether they were working part-time, casual, full-time or as a subcontractor have the right to make a WorkCover claim for workers’ compensation.
If you were injured at work, under the Workers’ Compensation Scheme, you may be entitled to:

- Payments in weekly increments to cover your loss of income;
- Any medical, hospital or related expenses;
- Rehabilitation services;
- Any personal or attendant care;
- In some situations, a lump sum payment; and
- Damages for the pain and suffering you experienced.
If you have been injured on the job, you might be entitled to WorkCover compensation. To make a WorkCover claim, you should:

1. Visit your doctor for treatment required and provide details about how you became injured.

2. Report your injury to your employer within 30 days of becoming aware of your injury.

3. Lodge a WorkCover claim form with your employer and attach any invoices relating to your medical treatment.

4. Your employer then has ten days to forward the document to their WorkCover claims agent.

5. Your employer’s WorkCover claims agent has 28 days to let you know if your claim has been accepted or rejected.

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We will be honest with you about your prospects of success, issues that arise or the commercial viability of your matter. The first time you come to see us, we will tell you whether you even need a lawyer.

We will respect you and your situation

Our job is not to judge anything you may have done. Our job is to guide your matter and actions moving forward to give you the best possible outcome for you, both legally and personally.

We will listen and understand your needs

We will hear not just what you want to achieve, but why you want to achieve it. We will tell you what you need to do to achieve the outcome you are after, legally, practically and emotionally.

We will stand by you all the way

Your matter doesn’t finish once a court order has been made. We will stay on your matter right up until all of the outstanding issues have been dealt with and the court orders are complied with.

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