How can I establish that my workplace injury was the result of employer negligence?

When you have sustained a workplace injury, establishing employer negligence is only necessary when you file a WorkCover common law claim for damages. As we discussed in our last post, filing a WorkCover statutory compensation claim under the “no-fault” scheme is always the first step in claiming compensation for a work related injury in Queensland. After […]

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My husband was the main income provider for my family but he was killed in a workplace accident; can you please explain ‘death dependency claims’?

Legislation is in place to help protect the interests of those who lose a person on whom they were financially dependent. If you were financially dependent on your spouse, and he died at work as a result of a workplace injury, then you may be eligible for a dependency lump sum compensation payout. These types of claims, […]

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Why Queensland needs YOU to be a part of National Safe Work Month…

National Safe Work Month is an important initiative to help curtail the occurrence of workplace injuries in Australian workplaces. Workplace injuries are rife in Queensland. Did you know… Workplace injuries affect 1 in every 25 Queensland workers every year; 1 in every 70 Queensland workers suffers a serious injury; Approximately $780 million dollars is paid […]

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Does WorkCover take into account psychiatric problems I now face as a result of an incident that occurred at my workplace?

Psychological or psychiatric injury (PPI) is listed as a type of injury that can be compensated for under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld). This type of injury can have a significant and lasting impact on your work life and home life. It can also impact on the employer’s business where an employee […]

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Should I consider representing myself or consulting with a compensation lawyer?

Self-representation is always an option through personal injury claims. Engaging a Compensation Lawyer can be costly, and you need to take that into account when you are considering which option is best for you. Most of the time, a compensation lawyer will offer you a free initial consultation. This is definitely something you should take advantage of because: (a) the […]

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What are the pre-court personal injury deadlines in Queensland? And how can I make sure that I don’t lose my right to make a claim?

As explored in our previous post, How long do I have to decide whether I want to make a personal injury claim?, the Limitations of Actions Act 1974 provides that any claim for damages for personal injury must be brought within 3 years from the time the cause of action arose. In cases where the […]

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“I suffered an injury at work, but I am scared to put in a claim because I think my boss will fire me. What do I do?”

Being injured at work is always a difficult situation. A lack of understanding of the process may affect the response your employer has towards you when you exercise your right to lodge a statutory benefits claim. Communicate with your employer your intentions to lodge a claim as this will ease tension between all parties. We […]

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