If you’ve had an accident while working or if your health and wellbeing have been affected in the workplace, you may be eligible to make a claim for workers’ compensation. This applies to workers who have sustained injuries at—or as a result of—their job and includes any pre-existing injuries, illnesses or diseases that are worsened by the workplace.
At AMK Lawyers, we know that claiming workers’ compensation can be a complicated and involved process. That’s why we have a team of lawyers that specialise in WorkCover and workplace injury claims who can help you.
Instituting a Claim
If you are injured while at work, or suffer a work related injury, you are legally entitled to make a workers’ compensation claim or WorkCover claim. It is compulsory for Queensland employers to hold suitable workers compensation insurance for their employees.
A workers compensation claim or WorkCover claim covers injuries and accidents caused by the negligence of an employer or co-worker or any other third parties that you deal with at work.
What Injuries can be claimed?
Workplace injuries can range from serious illness, injury or damage (including amputations, fractures and brain injuries) through to strains and sprains (including repetitive strain injury or RSI). It also covers psychiatric injuries that may arise from witnessing a traumatic event at work as well as things like bullying and harassment.
Work injuries that are covered by WorkCover include injuries;
That occurred at or as a result of work and during work hours (e.g. while on a lunch break)
Such as a disease caused by work or diseases or pre-existing conditions that have been made worse by work
Suffered whilst travelling as part of work (not usually to and from work) or whilst receiving medical treatment for a separate work injury
What compensation can I expect for a workers compensation claim?
If you have suffered an injury during the course of your employment you may be entitled to a range of compensation benefits through a workers compensation claim. There are a number of different factors that can affect the compensation you may be entitled to, our work injury lawyers will work on your behalf to get the best outcome for your situation.
You may be able to claim compensation for:
pain and suffering, including loss of quality of life
immediate and future medical expenses, and
loss of earnings and future earnings.
Should I accept the lump sum offer from WorkCover and how can AMK Lawyers Help
Always get expert legal advice from our compensation lawyers before accepting any offer from WorkCover, or before signing any documentation from your employer or your employer’s insurance company (including WorkCover’s Notice of Assessment) as the lump sum compensation offered by WorkCover may not adequately compensate you for the long term consequences that arise from your injuries.
AMK Lawyers will make sure your claim covers everything that you are entitled to. Our lawyers can also help with advice about:
lump sum compensation entitlements
rejected WorkCover claims.
Call us now for a no obligation free initial consultation as strict time limits apply.