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    Do I Have a Valid Workers’ Compensation Claim in Queensland?

    June 13, 2024

    Do I have a valid workers’ compensation claim in Queensland?

    Personal injury claim, workers’ compensation, WorkCover claim, compensation, compo, damages, reimbursement, and claim are all expressions you may have heard which can mean the same thing. Assessing if you have a valid workers compensation claim in Queensland will depend on where and how you were injured.

    There are laws set out in legislation as well as case law from the Courts which establish who can claim workers’ compensation, how to go about making a claim and how claims will be assessed (put into a dollar value sum).

    If you have sustained an injury caused in relation to a workplace accident in Queensland and you are within the legal time frames, you may be entitled to make an injury claim and have a valid workers’ compensation claim

    In assessing if you have a valid claim, lawyers will examine:

    1. Location

    To have a valid workers’ compensation claim in Queensland the accident has to have occurred in Queensland.

    2. Time limits

    Lawyers will establish when the accident occurred and if you are within those important time frames to make a claim. In special cases, if you are outside those important time frames, there may be special circumstances in which the deadline can be extended.

    3. Fault

    Lawyers will look at the issue of negligence on the part of your employer. As an example, negligence might be established through poor training, poor systems, faulty equipment, the wrongdoing of another staff member or even bullying.

    4. Injury

    A claim is to compensate you for any injuries you have suffered and any losses incurred as a result of the injuries sustained. Your lawyer will gather evidence about the injury, the likelihood of recovery or ongoing issues as well as the impact of the injury on your ability to work and care for yourself.

    A lawyer can examine the matters listed above and make an assessment as to whether they believe you have a valid workers’ compensation claim.

    Learn more about making a workers’ compensation claim in Queensland


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