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How is workers comp calculated?

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Let us help with your workers compensation payout calculation

If you’ve been injured at work, then you’ll likely require some time away from the workplace to recover. This will, in turn, affect you in many ways including emotional, physical and financial stress which means you will need to pursue compensation.

At The Personal Injury Lawyers, we can help get the settlement you’ll need to meet the costs of your day-to-day existence as you recover. Our team of personal injury lawyers will work with you to assess your claim by getting an understanding of how your injuries have impacted your life.

Talk to one of our expert lawyers to talk through your situation backed by our no win no fee guarantee.

How do you calculate workers compensation?

How to calculate workers compensation can be a complex process based on several factors. Your average weekly income before suffering a workplace injury is taken into account along with any medical expenses, loss of future earnings and rehabilitation costs. The extent of your injury, from stress in the workplace to permanent impairment, will also influence the amount of compensation you could expect to receive. The more the injury impacts a person’s capacity to undertake their activities of daily living, then the greater economic losses are incurred and the higher the workers compensation payout.

If you would like to know all the elements you will need to calculate your workers compensation payout, then try our free workers comp calculator. It’s easy to use, and you can look at the workers comp settlement chart it generates for more information.

If you are suffering and need help to work through the workers compensation settlement calculator, then you can call us on 1800 958 498. We will take the time to talk to you about the whole claims process, from discussing the type of injury though to finally accepting a settlement amount.

How to use the workers compensation calculator

It’s simple to use our Workers comp calculator and you will have an immediate rough idea of what claim amount you may be able to achieve with the guidance of our expert team.

The Workers comp cost calculator is a starting point we recommend you take to help you assess the level of settlement amount you may be eligible for. This is, in effect, a workers comp payout chart that our lawyers will talk you through to provide a deeper explanation.
Its considerations include:

  • Your loss of income and superannuation benefits, past and future
  • Medical expenses and even the costs associated with medical negligence if your employer did not assist after you received your injury
  • Rehabilitation expenses, including medicine
  • Pain and suffering resulting from your injuries
  • Any costs for care and assistance you require or have required


If you have lost someone you loved due to an accident at work, you and any other dependents may be entitled to commence a death dependency claim.

It’s not just physical injuries that we deal with. We’ve provided legal advice to many people who have suffered from workplace incidents and placed successful stress-at-work claims. Suffering from stress can be just as debilitating as you would experience for a broken leg, since psychological injury can impact your life that much. As with all claims, our stress at work compensation calculator will assist you in knowing the amount of compensation for your work stress claim.

If you have workers compensation insurance to cover injury or illness, we will help you assess it and guide you in how to make a claim against it.

The personal injury lawyers workers compensation payout calculation process

How to calculate workers compensation settlement is as simple as using our workplace injury calculator. It’s a great guide that will give you a rough idea of how much money you may be due for your claim.

This workers comp cost calculator has been developed and improved on over many years, we consider it to be the best workers comp rate calculator in the industry.

Though the workers compensation rate calculator is an outstanding tool, for an even more accurate figure can be had by having a free quick discussion with our Lawyers. Alternatively, look over our injury records from our Gold Coast and Brisbane compensation case studies of what other clients were awarded.

How much compensation were others awarded for injuries?

You can see much more on our compensation case studies page. Along with our workers compensation injury settlement calculator these will help to give you an idea of how much compensation you might get for your accident. However for accuracy and advice specific to you, contact us for a free assessment: knowing a little more about you and your injuries makes a big difference.

Who is the workers comp payout calculator best suited for?

Our work injury payout calculator is a great way be begin for you if you’ve been injured in any of the scenarios listed below


We have compensation lawyers working in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast who handle injury claims in QLD. Use our
workers comp payment calculator, this is just one part of how to calculate workers comp settlement, the best way is to call us on 1800 958 498 to talk to one of our team

Workplace accident compensation case studies?

Here are just some of our success stories, each case study started as an estimate, generated by our workplace injury compensation calculator, followed up by a chat to one of our workplace injury lawyers. We think that our work accident compensation calculator is the best out there, but not as good as our legal team.

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.

Had a personal injury yourself? Don’t put up with pain, contact us now for help.

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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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 us helping you assess your compensation claim.

Let our trusted Lawyers help you get answers today.