Workers Compensation / Work Injury

Workers Compensation Lawyers Brisbane

If you are injured at work in Queensland, you are legally entitled to compensation under Queensland law. If you believe you are eligible for compensation from an injury sustained at work, you should consult with a work injury lawyer as soon as possible to assess your case and provide advice on making a claim.

A workers’ compensation claim or WorkCover claim covers injuries and accidents caused by the negligence of an employer or co-workers or any third parties that you deal with at work. Compensation is designed to cover any expenses incurred as a result of your injuries including lost wages, medical costs and rehabilitation costs, just to name a few.

Our work injury lawyer can evaluate your claim and provide legal representation for proceeding with your case. We offer a workplace injury lawyer Brisbane wide and throughout South East Queensland, serving both city and regional clients in the region. Call us on 1800 438 435 to get started, or contact our team to find out more.

What We Offer

  • Free Initial Consultation

    Injury & Accident Lawyers offers a free, obligation-free initial consultation with our workplace injury lawyers in Brisbane. This is a confidential meeting where you can discuss the details surrounding your case. We’ll answer any questions you may have about workplace injury, our workers compensation lawyers and your chances of making a successful claim.

    Our work injury lawyer will also clearly explain the claiming process, including what’s required from your end and what to expect if you decide to proceed with making a claim for your work injury.

    If you can’t discuss your case in person at our Brisbane office, we can conduct this free initial consultation over the phone, via Skype or through email.

  • No Win No Fee Workers Compensation Lawyers

    Injury & Accident Lawyers operates on a no win no fee basis.

    If you hire us for legal representation, we’ll prepare your case accordingly and cover any initial costs ourselves (including legal fees and any disbursements throughout the claiming process). You then only pay us at the end of your case if your claim for compensation/damages is successful. If you don’t receive compensation/damages for your work injury, you won’t have to pay us.

    Our legal fees are calculated by an independent cost assessor to ensure accuracy and validity. We also comply with Queensland’s 50/50 rule. This means we won’t charge professional fees over 50% of the balance of damages you may receive after disbursements and deductions from statutory paybacks, except in special cases following an application to the Law Society of Queensland and approval from the Law Society of Queensland.

  • Mobile Consultation Service

    If you’re unable to leave your home and get a consultation because of a past or current work injury, we offer a mobile consultation service that will let you consult with our work injury lawyer from home. We provide this service Brisbane wide and in major areas across South East Queensland, ensuring that clients in the south-east region have access to our workers compensation lawyer in Brisbane.

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What Compensation You Can Claim

WorkCover Queensland accepts claims for the following workplace injuries:

  • Physical injuries – includes fractures, burns, lacerations, and any other form of serious bodily harm
  • Diseases – diseases or illnesses caused by the workplace
  • Psychiatric or psychological disorders – includes anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues caused by the workplace
  • Injuries or harm that aggravated a pre-existing condition
  • Death resulting from a workplace injury or disease

Support and Benefits from WorkCover

If a workers’ compensation claim is accepted, WorkCover’s support and benefits may cover the following:

  • Medical expenses – includes costs for authorised consultations, surgeries, and medicine
  • Weekly compensation – for lost wages and income opportunities
  • Rehabilitation and care – includes costs for treatment, equipment and services
  • Death and funeral expenses – includes benefits from death
  • Travelling expenses – incurred for authorised medical treatment and appointments

These WorkCover benefits depend on the validity of your claim and the circumstances surrounding your case. If you need advice on whether you’re eligible for WorkCover compensation, our workplace injury lawyer can evaluate your case and assess your claim. Contact us to find out more.

How to Claim Compensation

Compensation can generally be claimed in two ways: statutory claims and common law claims. All claims in Queensland must first be lodged as no fault statutory claims through WorkCover.

It is vital to seek legal advice before accepting any offer from WorkCover, or before signing any documentation from your employer or your employer’s insurance company (including WorkCover’s Notice of Assessment) as the lump sum compensation offered by WorkCover may not adequately compensate you for the long-term consequences that arise from your injuries.

If you are uncertain whether you are eligible for compensation, you will be more than likely entitled.

Queensland law has made compensation claimable for a wide range of ‘workers’ including but not limited to:

  • Casual employees
  • Full and part time employees
  • Self-employed workers
  • Some volunteers
  • Work experience placement workers

It is important you contact work accident lawyers as soon as possible after your accident so they can lodge the necessary claim forms.

TPD

TPD (Total & Permanent Disability or Total & Permanent Disablement) is an insurance benefit available under a superannuation fund. This is available in addition to the contributions (account balance) made by the employer/fund member.

You can make a claim for TPD, if:

  • You have ceased employment or you are unable to return to full duties as a result of an illness or injury
  • You were under the age of 65 years when you ceased this employment
  • You were a member of a Superannuation Fund at the time you ceased your employment and had TPD Insurance at the time you became unwell.

This is generally a two-step process:

First, your Superannuation Fund needs to be contacted to obtain the claim forms, a copy of the policy document and to confirm the amount you are insured for.

The second step requires completing the claim forms and lodging them together with copies of medical records, reports and any other information that may be relevant to your claim with the Superannuation Fund.

Make an Enquiry Today

If you’re looking for a work injury lawyer to represent you for your work injury claim, we offer a team of workplace compensation lawyers Brisbane wide and across South East Queensland.

You can consult with our work injury lawyer before proceeding, so you know what to expect and what we can do for you. Our workplace injury lawyer will assess your case, evaluate the viability of your claim and provide legal advice on how to proceed with making a claim.

Call us today on 1800 438 435 or send an enquiry to info@injuryandaccident.com.au to get in touch with our work injury lawyer in Brisbane.