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Workers’ Compensation Gold Coast Lawyers

If you work or live on the Gold Coast and have been injured or diagnosed with a work-related illness or condition, Shine Lawyers can take action to help with your WorkCover claim.

Where on the Gold Coast can we help with your WorkCover claim?

Our WorkCover lawyers on the Gold Coast can assist with your workers’ compensation claim. We will help you understand your rights, the workers’ compensation process and how to proceed with your claim. It’s important to know that strict time limits apply in making a workers’ compensation claim, so get in touch today with our friendly teams at either Helensvale, Southport or Robina to get started.

What can you claim for?

You can claim for an injury if you’re: travelling to or from work, on a scheduled work break or as a direct result of carrying out your work activities.  

Your claim for an injury at work depends on the extent of your injuries and the state your workplace accident occurred in.  

As a worker in Queensland you may be eligible to receive compensation for:  

  • Lost wages  

  • Cost of medical and rehabilitation treatment 

  • Pain and suffering related to the workplace injury 

  • Paid assistance in some circumstances 

  • Return to work services 

If you are already receiving work benefits, it’s important that you do not accept any offer without seeking legal advice.

How long will it take?  

The length of time your claim can take depends on: 

  • Your injury or injuries 

  • The medical and/or rehabilitation treatment you will need  

  • Your recovery  

Getting the best WorkCover lawyers on the Gold Coast for legal advice as quickly as possible is critical. 

Especially, due to the strict time limitations that apply when lodging a workers’ compensation claim in Queensland.


Ensuring everyone has access to justice is important to us and that’s why we offer our workers' compensation services on a No Win, No Fee* basis. This means you won’t have to worry about legal fees unless we receive a successful outcome for you.   

*Conditions apply. 

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What are the types of workplace injuries covered by WorkCover claims QLD?

If you work for a Gold Coast employer, you can make a workers’ compensation claim for any physical or psychological injury, disease or death suffered because of your work, or a pre-existing condition made worse by your work. Here are just a few examples of the types of workplace injuries you can claim for: 

This means, you can make a WorkCover claim if you are injured or fall ill because of your work and are:

  • Employed on a full-time, part-time or casual basis

  • Self-employed, or

  • Volunteer or take part in work experience

You may also be eligible to claim if you think you have been engaged as a contractor.

Your occupation won’t deny your ability to compensation. You may for example be employed as a:

  • Labourer

  • Scaffolder

  • Glazier

  • Carpenter

  • Electrician

If you’re in an above or another industry you may be eligible for workers’ compensation.

Additional claim types

Our Gold Coast workers’ compensation lawyers can help you to understand all the claim options that may be available to you. Depending on the circumstances of your workplace injury or illness, you may also be eligible for:

Check if you have a claim with our simple, free online tool.

What we will ask: 

  • Details about the accident and injuries that have happened to you or your loved one 

  • Basic personal information that is relevant and necessary for your claim

What happens next:  

  • Either book a no obligation appointment with a compensation law expert right away or,    

  • Speak with our team about your options

Gold Coast workers’ compensation claim process 

The compensation for workplace injury process:

Document and report your injury or illness to your employer

It’s important to immediately inform your employer in writing about your work-related injury and keep any information and documentation.

Seek medical treatment

Make a doctor's appointment – preferably with your personal doctor – and explain what has happened at work. It’s important the doctor documents everything thoroughly and accurately. If you believe your diagnosis hasn’t been captured correctly, it’s important you seek a second medical opinion. 

Phase 1: Lodge a statutory workers' compensation claim

This involves lodging your claim online with WorkCover QLD. You can make a claim for any injuries or illnesses related to your employment.

Phase 2: Submit a common law claim for worker's compensation

This comes after your statutory claim has been finalised. Shine Lawyers will work with you to ensure your common law claim (when your employer is at fault) is correctly submitted and complies with strict time limitations. 

We'll build your case and keep you informed

We will work with you to gather all the documentation and medical evidence required to support your claim. You focus on your recovery, and we’ll take care of the rest whilst always keeping you in the loop.    Once our investigations are complete, we will advise you of the best way forward to pursue your claim.

Resolve your claim

If your claim is successful, you will receive the compensation you deserve, so you can focus on your future.

Remember that strict time limits apply. It’s always worth seeking an obligation-free initial consultation with the best lawyers for workers’ compensation on the Gold Coast so you get legal advice specific to your situation.


Are all Gold Coast businesses insured by WorkCover Queensland?

Every Queensland employer must hold a WorkCover Accident Insurance policy for their employees unless they qualify to self-insure. Some large Queensland employers choose to self-insure rather than take out WorkCover. 

What if my employer is self-insured?

Your rights and your employer’s insurance obligations remain the same. A workplace injury claim is still handled by WorkCover. 

Can I represent myself or do I need a Gold Coast WorkCover lawyer?

Yes, it is possible to legally represent yourself when making a claim. However, doing so successfully will require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward against WorkCover who will have their own legal team to defend them.

You will also need evidence to prove that your employer is at fault for your injury and without an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in your corner, it can be difficult to identify and highlight the strength of your case. Without the right legal advice and support, you then may not receive the compensation you're entitled to under the workers’ compensation scheme.

Where are the Shine QLD workers’ compensation lawyers Gold Coast located?

With more than 40 branches across Australia and 1000+ team members, location is no barrier when it comes to accessing Shine Lawyers’ legal advice and support.    If you’d like to speak to our WorkCover lawyers Gold Coast, get in touch with our Southport, Robina or Helensvale branches. Our full list of locations is here.    If you can’t find a Shine Lawyers location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual appointment. No matter where you are located, we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your workers’ compensation claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

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