Workers Compensation is designed to support workers who have been injured on the job. If you are injured at work in Queensland or Western Australia (WA), you may be able to claim compensation to cover your wages, medical expenses and rehabilitation costs in addition to other types of workers compensation and benefits.
Workers compensation legal process in Queensland and WA
If you have suffered an injury at work or because of work, there are two types of claims:
All claims made in Queensland first need to be lodged as statutory (no-fault) claims. It's always best you see a lawyer as early as possible following an injury at work and before you are assessed by WorkCover. Seeing a lawyer early in the process and before the assessment can allow for stronger positioning of your case, which in turn gives you the best opportunity to maximise your entitlements.
Everyone’s situation is unique, and no two work-related injuries or accidents are the same. Click here to watch a video that provides a general overview of the process for bringing a claim for compensation with Shine Lawyers.
How workers compensation gets calculated in Queensland and WA
Depending on the nature of your work injury in Queensland and WA, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the work accident, and your actual life path since the injury.