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I have had an accident at work and have been hurt/injured. Do I have a Workers Compensation Claim?
A work accident claim may arise when you have suffered an injury at work that is due entirely or in part to the employer failing to provide a safe system of work. A work injury claim is made against the employer’s insurer, which is usually WorkCover Queensland.
If you suffer an injury at work it is important that you obtain legal advice as quickly as possible as time limits apply.
Work injuries can include:
If you are hurt at work, you are immediately able to lodge a claim for workers compensation with WorkCover Queensland. This is sometimes referred to as a 'Workers Compensation Claim'. This usually results in WorkCover paying your wages and your medical treatment expenses for a period of time while you are unable to work due to your injuries.
If you do not completely recover from your injuries and are left with a permanent impairment, WorkCover will offer you a lump sum payment.
It is essential you obtain legal advice before accepting any lump sum payment, as this can preclude you from pursing a common law claim for damages against your employer.
In addition to a WorkCover claim, you may also have a work injury claim where you can sue for damages. This is referred to as a ‘common law claim’. There are a number of steps involved in this process. Your damages or compensation claim can include money for past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation and pharmaceutical expenses, loss of income, care and assistance, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
In Queensland, you have the right to claim compensation for personal injury when you have been injured because of someone else's actions, negligence, or fault. Regulations in Queensland provide that only certain information regarding personal injury or compensation claims can be published on a law firm's Website.
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Compensation claims, also known as personal injury claims, arise in many situations, but commonly where there has been a motor vehicle accident, traffic accident, or work accident.
Suffering an injury that leaves you changed can be the most challenging and difficult experience of your life. We understand how devastating the effects can be for you and your loved ones. We want to walk alongside you in the transition to a new start in life where you can put your injury behind you, and move forward with the rest of your life. A life that is positive and comfortable.
Time Limits apply in all areas of compensation law so it is very important that you contact and speak with a lawyer promptly, so that your legal rights are preserved.
People who suffer a physical or psychological injury due to the actions or negligence of someone else can seek compensation in a Personal Injury Claim.
An Injury or Compensation Claim may arise in the following situations: