If you're injured at work, or suffer a work related injury in Queensland or Western Australia (WA), it's your right to make a workers' compensation claim or WorkCover claim. Employers are made to hold suitable workers compensation insurance for their employees in the event an accident happens in the workplace.
A WorkCover or Workers Compensation claim covers injuries and accidents caused by the carelessness of an employer or co-worker or any other third parties you deal with in your workplace. Compensation claims can be made for back injuries, neck injuries, slipped disc injuries, RSI injuries, psychological injuries, occupational asthma, industrial deafness, industrial accidents, chemical exposure, burn injuries, stress, and asbestos conditions suffered at work, amongst many other things.
WorkCover claims legal process in Queensland and WA
Everyone’s situation is unique and no two work injuries or accidents are the same. This video provides a simple, step-by-step guide to bringing a compensation claim with Shine Lawyers so you know what to expect from the legal process..
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How compensation gets calculated in Queensland and WA for WorkCover claims
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. Seek expert legal advice for your situation so that you get the right advice.
This page is written specifically for a Queensland or Western Australian audience. Restrictions in these states prohibited us from showing certain information regarding our legal services, so if you are located outside these states please click here for information on WorkCover compensation law.
Superannuation and Disability Insurance
If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you might be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. We recommend speaking to one of our experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim..