Work Injuries Sustained In Assault At Mining Camp

Shane Cumbers was injured when he was assaulted by a co-worker whilst sleeping at the Moranbah mining camp, in the course of his employment at the Moranbah mines. Mr Cumbers brought an application for workers’ compensation for his injuries, which was repeatedly rejected at the insistence of his employer, Civeo. An appeal of his case was brought all the way to the Industrial Court and succeeded…

What Is A Work Injury?

If you have been injured in the course of your employment, in a work accident or an accident on your way to or from work or during a work break, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation or common law damages. We explain the types of work injuries and how you can find out how much you may get in the link below…

What’s A Common Law Claim For Work Injury In Qld?

When we talk about a Common Law Claim for damages, we are talking about what is commonly known as a lawsuit.

We go in to detail and lay out if, how, and who can help you run a Common Law Claim against your employer to recover damages for your work injuries. Just click the link below to read the full FAQ.

Is A Worker’s Compensation Claim At An Employer’s Expense?

A lot of workers are concerned that when they make a claim for workers’ compensation or Common Law Damages for a work injury, their employer will have to pay for their claim.

This is actually not the case, but we explain fully why, what self inurers are, and more in the link below…

How Do I Bring A Common Law Claim For A Work Injury In Qld?

Under workers’ compensation legislation in Queensland, if you have had a workers’ compensation claim, and you wish to proceed with a Common Law claim for damages for your injury, you need to be very careful what steps you take when your workers’ compensation claim is coming to an end…

How To Pursue A Work Injury Compensation Claim?

There are two very different types of claims that can be made when a worker suffers injury in the course of their work in Queensland. The first is a claim for statutory benefits (or workers’ compensation benefits), more commonly known as a workers’ compensation claim or WorkCover claim. The second type of claim is called a Common Law Claim for Damages…

Return To Work Programs

During a workers’ compensation claim, the obligation of the workers’ compensation insurer is also to try to get the worker back to work with his injuries, if feasible. This can mean a return to the employment you were doing at the time of your injury or, if that is not possible, to some other suitable employment where feasible…

Compensation For Psychological Injuries At Work

When we talk about pure psychiatric injury claims, we are talking about a claim where the worker suffers from a psychological condition and the work event has not caused physical injury. Find out more…

Your Right Of Review If Work Injury Claim Is Rejected

If you’re unhappy with a decision on a claim, you can appeal the decision through Q-COMP, the Workers Compensation Regulatory Authority. Q-COMP are independent from WorkCover Queensland and impartially review decisions made by Queensland’s workers’ compensation insurers…