Will my employer have to pay for my workers' compensation claim or my claim for common law damages for my work injury?
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 as Workcover Queensland is the insurer for employers in work injury claims in Queensland.
As such, it is actually Workcover Queensland who handles these claims and meets any payments to be made in response to them.
Can I get work accident injury compensation?
What if your employer is a 'Self-Insurer'? We're here to help.
There are however some very limited cases in Queensland where an employer is what we call a “self-insurer”.
This is where an employer has established its own workers’ compensation scheme and meets any payments to injured workers they are obligated to pay under the Workers’ Compensation & Rehabilitation Act 2003, itself.
These self insurers have the same obligations in respect to workers’ compensation claims and Common Law Damages claims for work injury as Workcover Queensland.
There are only a handful of self-insurers in Queensland and they are restricted to the larger corporations operating in Queensland (e.g. Woolworths, The Toll Group, Arnotts etc).
We know all too well that compensation claims can be confusing, so don’t get lost in the sea of complexities. You’re welcome to just give us a call, chat with you, or send an email to us. We’ll be glad to help you.
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How much compensation did other people get awarded for their injuries?
To help you understand more how much other people were awarded for their compensation claims, (who may have similar injuries to you) we pulled together some helpful, real life personal injury payout examples..
These include compensation for injury at work as well as car accident injuries, workplace injury and slips, trips and falls. You may have suffered an injury that means that you can’t return to work. We assess the type of injury that you have suffered and will look at current medical reports, the costs of your future medical treatment, along with important factors such as whether you are left with a total and permanent disability.
How much compensation will I get for my accident?
If you seek compensation, our compensation calculator gives a basic indication how much compensation you may be able to claim.
Frequently asked questions
- How much compensation will I receive for my injuries?
- How is past and future economic loss compensation calculated?
- What injury compensation or damages am I entitled to claim for?
- If I go back to work after my injury will this hurt my claim?
- When does my workers' compensation claim come to an end and what happens then?
- How can I find out quickly if I can make a compensation claim?
- What are emotional distress damages in personal injury cases?
- Are there time limits for bringing a claim for injury compensation in Queensland?
- How will my common law claim run and how long will it take?
- Is my compensation or damages payment taxable?
- What care and assistance can be claimed for in a personal injury claim in Queensland?
- Did you know that if you engage a domestic worker in your home, you could be liable to pay compensation if they are injured?
- What if I don't receive a 6% DPI in my Notice of Assessment but I want to sue my employer for my work injuries?
- What's the difference between workers' compensation claim & a common law claim for damages?
- What is a common law claim for damages for work injury in Queensland?
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