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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I’ve just been involved in a motor vehicle accident – what should I keep a record of?

Being in involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a terrifying and stressful experience. If you are able and can safely do so, recording as much information about how the accident occurred and its consequences, will be beneficial long term. Records to keep after a motor vehicle accident… Consider the following: Photograph and/or video record […]

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When do I lodge a statutory claim application with WorkCover for my workplace injury?

The short answer to this question is 6 months from the time the workplace injury occurred. For statutory claims, Queensland has a ‘no fault’ workers’ compensation scheme which means that Queensland workers have the right to apply for statutory benefits no matter who or what caused their workplace injury. A statutory compensation claim will be […]

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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 is unable to adequately fulfil […]

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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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I had a workplace injury overseas – can I make a personal injury claim now that I am back in Australia?

Overseas travel is being increasingly demanded of Australian’s throughout the course of their careers. Inevitably, accidents and injuries occur while abroad and luckily, worker’s compensation legislation does provide some means for remedy when you have a workplace injury overseas. Was your workplace injury overseas linked to your employment? Like all other WorkCover claims, the injury […]

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