If you have suffered an injury either at work, travelling to and from work or while on a break from work, you may be entitled to claim Workers’ Compensation benefits. Let our expert workplace accident lawyers assist you in making things right again. We are exclusively a personal injury law firm, and we work hard to ensure your claim is resolved quickly, efficiently and as economically as possible.
Work accidents unfortunately do happen, and when they do, we are here to help. The most common injuries resulting from a work accident include, but are not limited to, whiplash, head injury, neck injury, back injury, shoulder injury, spinal injury, as well as depression and anxiety. Our compensation team is here to help you make a claim through the insurer and will provide you with relief from your physical, psychological and financial sufferings.
We are experts in handling all types of workplace accident claims including claims related to:
• Travel to and from work
• Excessive lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying and throwing
• Slipping or tripping at work
• Injuries resulting from bending, reaching, climbing
• Being struck by an object from a height
• Injuries from repeated stress or strain on the body
• Car accidents
• Assault or workplace violence
• Whiplash injuries
• Spinal injuries
• Psychological injuries
Workers’ Compensation Statutory Claim
If you are a “worker”, as defined by the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, and you have suffered an injury either at work, travelling to and from work or while on a break from work, you are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits or so-called statutory benefits.
The statutory benefits that you are entitled to claim under a workers’ compensation claim are generally medical expenses, including hospital and rehabilitation expenses. You are also entitled to wage benefits when you are unable to work because of your accident and injuries, as well as a possible lump sum payment.
The statutory workers’ compensation scheme in Queensland is a no-fault scheme, meaning you are still entitled to workers’ compensation benefits even if your injury has occurred wholly or partly by your own actions, as long as your injury arose out of your work.
Workers’ Compensation Common Law Claim
The Workers’ Compensation Common Law claim is where you bring legal proceedings against your employer to obtain compensation for an injury you have sustained due to your employer’s wrongful or negligent act or omission. It is only through a Common Law Claim that you will recover all loss and damage you have sustained as a result of your work-related accident and injury, including the loss and damage you have incurred since sustaining your injury, and the loss and damage you are likely to incur in the future because of your injury.
Unlike the no-fault statutory workers’ compensation scheme, not everyone injured at work has an entitlement to bring a Common Law Claim. You will only have such entitlement if there was some negligent or wrongful action or inaction on the part of your employer or a co-worker, that resulted in your work injury occurring.
Vilic Law compensation lawyers have extensive experience in providing clients with the highest levels of service and legal expertise, whilst getting them the compensation they deserve. Our experienced work accident lawyers will advise you of all available options at an initial obligation-free consultation.
Strict time limits apply to personal injury claims. It is in your best interests to contact us immediately after an accident to ensure your rights are fully protected from day one. Our initial consultation is obligation-free and your enquiry will be 100% confidential.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can claim Workers’ Compensation benefits?
The Workers’ Compensation benefits scheme covers:
• Contract or permanent employees;
• Full time, part time and casual employees; and
• In some cases, sub-contractors or self-employed workers.
What type of injuries can I make a Workers’ Compensation claim for?
A Workers’ Compensation claim can be made for any injury or illness sustained during the course of your employment. Your injury doesn’t only need to be physical. You are also covered for psychological symptoms. Some examples of injuries or symptoms include:
• Whiplash injuries
• Spinal injuries including back and neck injuries
• Brain injury
• Eye injury
• Shoulder injury
• Psychological injuries including nervous shock and depression
• Crush injuries
Are there any time limits to lodge Workers’ Compensation claim?
Strict time limits apply to all Queensland Workers’ Compensation claims and as such, it is essential you lodge your claim as soon as possible. If you are unsure how to complete the required WorkCover claim form or would like a free claim assessment, please call us on 1300 647 427.
Also, if you have received an impairment assessment by the Workers’ Compensation insurer or advised that your work injury is being assessed for degree of permanent impairment, we strongly encourage you to seek legal advice before signing any documents with the insurer.
Vilic Law’s legal team are work injury experts. We are truly passionate about helping those in need and helping them move on following unfortunate events in their lives. We provide Five Star Service, and we assist and help clients from all walks of life. We come to you no matter where you are in Queensland.
Do you need your case reviewed for free by a work accident lawyer? If so, you can get in touch with us on 1300 647 427, send us a text on 0481 845 420 or email us at email@example.com to arrange your obligation free consultation today.