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…

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…

Returning To Work After An Injury

Having a work-related injury can have a big impact on your life.  In these circumstances, getting back to work is important to your overall health and well-being. The sooner you start planning to return to work, the earlier you can do so. Both you and your employer play an important part in this process. Here are some of the things you should know about returning to work after an accident or injury…

Self-Insurer In A Work Injury Case & Where To Find Them?

WorkCover Queensland is the workers’ compensation insurer established by the Queensland Government to provide workers’ compensation benefits (Statutory Benefits) to workers who are injured in the course of their employment in Queensland, and insurance coverage for the employers of such workers…

How Do Contractors Claim Compensation For Work Injury?

Even though you may be termed an independent contractor, contractor or sub-contractor by the party engaging your services when your work injury occurred, it may very well be that you have the right to claim Workers’ Compensation, Statutory Lump Sum Compensation or Common Law Damages, or all of these payments, as a “worker” under workers’ compensation legislation…

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…

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…

Normal Weekly Wages While On Workers’ Compensation

Normal weekly earnings (NWE) are your weekly earnings from continuous or intermittent employment during the 12 months prior to your injury. If you haven’t been employed for 12 months, then the earnings for the period you have been employed will be used to calculate your NWE…

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…