Injured At Work? Make A Worker’s Injury Claim

If you are injured in the course of your work, then you are entitled to claim workers’ compensation benefits. The Personal Injury Lawyers In Brisbane and the Gold Coast can help unlock these benefits which include funding medical treatment and rehabilitation costs and paying wages lost due to the workplace injury.

Workcare Ignored Worker’s Rights

Mr Merton sustained injury in work for a local Council & brought a workers compensation claim. Workcare tried to avoid its obligations to the injured worker…

Extra Compensation for Injured Workers

If you were injured during the period 15 October 2013 and 30 January 2015, and you did not achieve a 6% Degree of Permanent Impairment (DPI) for your work injury (either for psychiatric injury or physical injuries), but you did receive a DPI of over 0%, then you may very well be entitled to additional lump sum compensation over and above the usual lump sum payment… 

WorkCover Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment

For workers injured from 15 October 2013 onwards, their injuries will be assessed for a Degree of Permanent Impairment (DPI) using the new Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (GEPI).For psychiatric injuries, DPI assessment must be conducted by the Medical Assessment Tribunal (MAT).

5% Threshold And Work Injury Claims

Workers thought that they could breathe a little easier after the Queensland State Government handed down a decision in mid 2013 that it was going to retain the Queensland workers’ compensation system in relation to workers’ rights to pursue common law damages for work injuries…

Industrial Deafness Claim By Workers In Queensland

Industrial deafness is the loss of hearing caused by working in a noisy environment over a period of time. It’s different to hearing loss that is the result of a single event. As in just about any personal injury, and even more so here, the best advice is to take some free legal claim assessment…

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…

What To Do When Receiving A Workcover Notice Of Assessment

At the end of your workers’ compensation claim, Workcover may issue you with a Notice of Assessment. This document will set out your work injuries and accord a percentage impairment for each injury. The impairment for the specific injury will have a correlating monetary amount being the statutory compensation amount for the injury…

When Your Worker’s Comp Ends But You Can’t Return To Work

If at the end of your workers’ compensation claim, you are not able to return to your work with the employer, you should contact Centrelink as soon as possible to register for Newstart or Disability Benefits whilst you look for suitable employment, or if you are unable to work due to your work injuries…