Our QLD WorkCover Lawyers help you make a lump sum compensation claim when you are injured at work, or have a work-related illness or mental health condition – 100% No Win, No Fee.
All Queensland employers must provide a safe working environment and have workers’ compensation insurance, which is generally WorkCover QLD. Hence, you can seek compensation when you have work-related injuries.
Splatt Lawyers is a leading personal injury law firm in Brisbane providing legal services on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis. Our experienced work injury lawyers support you through the challenging process of accessing all your legal entitlements.
A Brisbane WorkCover lawyer is an expert legal professional who manages workers’ compensation claims. They help injured workers understand legal processes, offer informed legal advice, and represent them in employment or Workcover negotiations regarding damages claims.
With Splatt Lawyers, knowing your WorkCover rights and entitlements costs nothing, so ask our experienced work accident lawyers for immediate support – Call 1800 700 125.
If you suffer an injury at work in Queensland (or while working for a company based in our state) and your job plays a significant role, you can file a WorkCover claim.
Furthermore, both physical and psychological damage are eligible for benefits, regardless of whether you:
You can still be eligible even when you are:
WorkCover also helps the dependents and loved ones of someone who suffers serious harm and is a casualty of a work incident.
Under the Queensland Workers Compensation Scheme, an injured person can claim legal damages for physical or psychological harm in the workplace. Fortunately, you can rely on Splatt Lawyers’ knowledge of WorkCover legislation to guide you through the entire legal process. We help you cope with the stress and anxiety of dealing with your employer’s insurer.
With nearly three decades of legal experience, our skilled workplace litigation solicitors will explain your legal right to seek common law damages.
Our Brisbane law firm regularly provides personal injury legal advice for a range of matters, including (but not limited to):
Your finances will be compromised when you are injured at work due to your employer’s negligent actions. It’s likely paying your lawyer’s fees is not your top priority when you have medical treatment expenses and other bills.
So, it’s a relief to learn that Splatt Lawyers has you covered. Our 100% No Win, No Pay policy means you will not be out-of-pocket for legal costs or fees until we win your case. Our No Risk guarantee means the following:
WorkCover Queensland is a “no-fault” insurance scheme that guards against harm to an injured employee due to a workplace accident. Consequently, when you cannot work because of your medical condition, they provide the financial resources you need to support your recovery.
All Queensland employers must have compulsory statutory insurance coverage. The majority choose WorkCover, while some large businesses are self-insured. When you have a successful claim, this compensation scheme funds your payments.
You don’t need to prove who was at fault when applying for WorkCover Queensland benefits.
WorkCover Queensland is a statutory scheme, meaning some rules determine the value of your workers’ compensation claim. Furthermore, when your employer’s negligence causes you harm, you could also:
Your payout value will depend on your work-related injuries‘ severity and their impact on your life, which needs compelling expert evidence to support your claim. The components of your benefits include the following:
Every case is different, and strict time limits apply. In general, you must lodge Queensland workers’ compensation claims within three years from the commencement date of your physical injury, illness or psychological illness.
For WorkCover benefits, you must commence an action within six months of your accident date. Sometimes, you can seek compensation after this deadline, but this is rare.
For common law claims, you must submit a Notice of Damages to Workcover within three years when you sue your employer’s insurance company for common law damages.
Taking swift action is a sound legal strategy. What you do in the early days of your case will impact your outcome, so please ask our solicitors and lawyers about your best course of action.
Please seek medical support immediately and get a medical certificate. It should be possible for most doctors to bill your medical expenses to the WorkCover insurer.
Next, submit a work accident report. Please seek legal advice if your employer asks you to sign any other documents.
There are two types of legal cases related to workplace injury and illness. Statutory claims and common law claims. To begin, you should:
The insurer will respond to your case within 20 business days. Following lodgement, they will likely get in touch with questions about your employment, medical condition, your pay and work accident details.
When WorkCover accepts your claim, you will receive weekly benefits based on your previous 12 months' earnings. WorkCover will also support your recovery by funding medical and rehabilitation costs.
A Workcover lawyer will explain your legal rights and entitlements under the Queensland Work Injury Insurance Scheme and the applicable workplace health and safety regulations.
You will know if you have a valid workers’ compensation case and your chance of success.
An expert WorkCover lawyer helps you efficiently access weekly payments and lump-sum compensation when a serious injury has caused permanent impairment.
Your lawyer will represent you in negotiations with QLD Workcover and your employer to ensure that you receive all your due benefits.
There is a range of psychological and physical injuries and illnesses compensated by WorkCover, including:
Struggling to pay your bills is one of the challenges you may be experiencing when a workplace injury or illness has impacted you. Let Splatt Lawyers do the heavy lifting for you.
Our Brisbane personal injury lawyers have considerable expertise in WorkCover cases. They will help you understand the legal process, answer any questions you may have, and let you know the viability of your case with a comprehensive free case review. For immediate support Call 1800 700 125
When you make a WorkCover claim, your authorised insurer must decide whether to pay benefits within 28 days. Your claim is automatically accepted if they don’t provide written feedback within that time. The insurance company may ask you to be assessed by their doctors within that period.
To be eligible for a WorkCover claim, you must be:
(Note – you do not need to establish who was at fault). Know if you can make a claim by requesting your free claim check from Splatt Lawyers now.
You may be able to make claims for injuries sustained during work hours and some trips made in connection with your job. This includes travel to and from work and incidents that occur while you are working. There are strict rules about what constitutes a work-related journey.
You must prove that you undertook the trip to further your employer’s interests and that it was reasonably foreseeable that the trip might cause harm. Our workplace solicitors will let you know if you have a case. This service is free.
Typically, an employer will pay workers’ compensation insurance premiums so that WorkCover Queensland (or another insurance company) can financially support injured employees. The purpose of the Queensland statutory workplace insurance scheme is to protect those who are harmed while working.
Contact our lawyers for a free, confidential consultation if you’re worried about how your employer will respond.
The majority of Queensland companies have workplace accident insurance coverage with WorkCover. If your company is self-insured, you must contact their insurer to make an occupational injury claim.
Do not allow your employer to discourage you from seeking legal advice or filing a claim for your workplace injury. It is the insurance company that will fund your payout.
Contact our friendly workers compensation lawyers if you are worried about how your boss will react. Call Now – 1800 700 125.
If WorkCover rejects your case, it will provide a “WorkCover Review of Decision” explaining its decision to deny benefits. Similarly, WorkCover may have accepted your claim for a period of time, only to issue you with a “Reasons for Decision” that instantly closes your case (eg. when a WorkCover doctor has advised that your occupational injury has now ceased or that something else was the main cause of your harm).
If you have received a “Reasons for Decision” from WorkCover, you must appeal their decision within 3 months, with the Workers Compensation Regulator. QLD WorkCover regularly denies claims of injured employees and our lawyers are experienced in reversing these outcome.
Choosing the Best Brisbane WorkCover lawyers is essential for the best representation and result. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a great WorkCover:
In Queensland, Workcover lawyers normally provide legal services on a “no win, no fee” basis, meaning they’ll only receive payment when you get a lump sum payment. The Queensland Law Society regulates their fees, which are typically a percentage of your lump sum compensation.
The time it takes to receive compensation from Workcover Queensland depends on the complexity of your case and the extent of your injuries. Generally, it can take a few weeks to several months. When you contact us for your free comprehensive case review, your lawyer will let you know your approximate settlement time.
If your boss disputes your workers compensation claim, our Brisbane Workcover lawyers will represent you in negotiations or litigation and fight for your legal rights. Remember, Splatt Lawyers charge nothing until we win your compensation claim, so you have no financial risk.