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Workers Compensation Payout Guide

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Professional advice for workers compensation rates in QLD

If you have suffered an injury at work, or an accident during your commute, then you might be able to claim workers compensation (commonly referred to as ‘workers comp’).

Workers compensation by definition protects people who have been injured through the course of their employment. It’s not just for physical injuries as workers compensation for stress leave can also be pursued.

The Personal Injury Lawyers are a team of specialist work-related injury lawyers based in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Canberra. We can provide accurate workers compensation estimates and ensure you get the payout you deserve.

How much is my work injury worth for a compensation claim?

When you’ve suffered an injury at work, compensation amounts will vary depending on the severity of your injuries. Workers compensation estimates are based on a percentage of the worker’s pre-injury average weekly earnings to determine the initial WorkCover payments. If you choose to pursue a common law claim for damages then the workers comp estimate is designed to cover your total out-of-pocket expenses, including:

  • Medical expenses, including any operations you undergo
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • The time you take off work and loss of earnings
  • Permanent impairment benefits
  • The loss of future earnings from suffering a severe injury


You are not the only one to suffer when you are hurt at work. All of the emotional and financial pressures placed on you can take their toll on your family too. At such a vulnerable time, The Personal Injury Lawyers are here to help. A successful workplace injury claim will provide you with financial assistance for your rehabilitation and return to work.

The Personal Injury Lawyers have decades of experience supporting clients across ACT and QLD with workers compensation rates. Speak with our professional team today for any questions you may have about making a workplace injury claim. Once we know more about your situation, we can provide a detailed workers comp estimate and help you start your claim.

Our no win, no fee guarantee means you can get the full legal support you need without the stress. If we don’t win, you don’t pay our professional workers compensation fees. Let us navigate the claims process so you can concentrate on your recovery and get back to feeling like your old self.

How does the type of injury affect workers compensation rates?

You can make a workers compensation claim for any injury or illness suffered as a result of your work-related activities. It is not just limited to physical conditions with psychological injuries like work-related stress also covered by workers compensation. Some of the most common injuries listed on workers compensation claims include:


The compensation that you receive will be calculated in accordance with standard ACT and QLD workers compensation rates. All your individual circumstances will have an impact on the compensation amount including medical costs, loss of income, the specific level of personal impairment and how much your injuries impact your quality of life. Try our compensation calculator for more insights into injury at work compensation amounts.

No matter what type of injury you’ve suffered you must notify your employer immediately after the incident occurs. It is extremely important before taking legal action for workers compensation to chart your injuries in an official record. Seeking medical treatment is also an essential step in the claims process as your medical records may be needed as evidence.

Workers compensation cases can be complex and you need to ensure that you follow the correct processes or you may forfeit your right to claim. The Personal Injury Lawyers are happy to answer any questions you may have about your workers compensation claim. Chat, call or email our workplace injury lawyers for expert guidance.

Expert workers compensation lawyers with proven results

When you make a workers compensation claim with The Personal Injury Lawyers, you can trust that you are getting the best legal guidance through every step of the process. We take pride in ensuring that our clients get a positive outcome with their workers compensation claims. Look at these real-life examples of workers compensation payouts as a guide for how The Personal Injury Lawyers could help with your claim.

Whilst performing his work duties as a Chef, Mike was required to peel and cut many watermelons. As he undertook this work, his right knee twisted and caused an injury to his right knee. In new employment roles, Mike could not work in positions that required much bending, squatting or walking on uneven surfaces.

With The Personal Injury Lawyers representing Mike, his compensation claim resolved for over $302,000.

Ongoing pain with injuries can be costly, and we help you cover the cost of treatments, contact us now for help.

Working as a Scaffolder, Stephen had just secured some scaffolding as a crane was lifting a load. The load of the crane hit another object which sent the scaffolding ricocheting and struck Stephen causing a head injury.

With The Personal Injury Lawyers representing Stephen, his compensation claim resolved for a sum of $1,000,000.

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Geoff, a Truck Driver and Storeman, sustained multiple injuries, including a fractured pelvis, lower back injury, internal injuries, wrist injury, knee injury and psychological injury as a result of a motorcycle accident.

With the Personal Injury Lawyers representing Geoff, his claim resolved for a sum of $910,000.00.

Unsure what to about your personal injury claim? Let us review your case at no cost.

Jayson was only 21 years old when he sustained multiple injuries when he was a passenger in a motor vehicle which lost control. Jayson’s injuries included a head injury, multiple facial lacerations, neck injury, dental injuries, injuries to both hands, scarring and a psychological injury.

With the Personal Injury Lawyers representing Jayson, his claim resolved for a sum of $370,000.00.

Been injured? It’s your right to claim, chat with us if you need help.

Stuart sustained a crush injury to his ankle/foot whilst working as a Delivery Driver. Whilst Stuart was able to return to his occupation, he was likely to experience problems in the future with some aspects of his work. With the Personal Injury Lawyers representing Stuart, his claim resolved for a sum of $230,000.00. Find out more about ankle injuries and get the best treatment & compensation you deserve.

Alexander was only 25 years old when he sustained a leg injury in a motor vehicle accident.

With the Personal Injury Lawyers representing Alexander, his claim resolved for a sum of $222,500.00.

Do you think you have a personal injury claim? Contact us for help.

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Our guarantee quickly pays for all outlays and associated claim expenses and you get access to the help you need

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With The Personal Injury Lawyers, your compensation claim is in great hands

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If you are looking for the best rated compensation lawyers in Brisbane, or work related injury lawyers on the Gold Coast, or anywhere in QLD, then you’ve come to the right place. 

Compensation claims have time limits

There is often only a small window in which you can make a compensation claim. Even if you contributed to your injury, you may still have a claim well-worth pursuing.

There are no costs or obligations for you in our compensation lawyers helping you assess your compensation claim.

Let our trusted compensation awyers help you get answers today.