Experienced Workers Compensation Lawyers Queensland
If you’ve sustained a work-related injury or illness, everything can change in a snap. Our experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers can assist you in understanding your legal rights and discuss how Bourke Legal can assist you in accessing your full entitlements so you can get your life back on track.
Injured at Work? Bourke Legal Can Help
You may be entitled to a Workers’ Compensation or WorkCover claim if you sustained an injury while at work or suffered a work-related injury. A compensation claim is also possible if you have a pre-existing injury or ailment made worse by your work duties.
Types of Injuries That Can Occur at Work
There’s a variety of workplace hazards that can contribute to an injury. Some common injuries include:
- Physical injuries – Injuries from lifting or from a fall, accidents at construction sites, sprain, amputations, etc.
- Psychological injuries – Injuries affecting a worker’s mental health, a traumatic event at work, bullying, harassment, etc.
Travelling to or From the Workplace
If you have an accident whilst travelling to or from your workplace, you may be entitled to make a worker’s compensation or WorkCover claim, as well as filing a claim against the driver.
Common Law Claims
An employee can make a compensation claim for the injuries sustained at work in the event that the injury is attributable to the negligence of the employer. These are known as common law claims or common law damages.
Workers are entitled to claim for the income they had lost or for the personal expenses incurred because of the injury. Medical benefits or lost superannuation benefits may also be claimed, as well as any future economic loss of the worker because of the work accident.
If you have further questions or need legal advice about Workers’ Compensation claims, contact our lawyers at Bourke Legal for a free, initial, no-obligation consultation.
Superannuation and Disability Insurance Claims
You may have an additional right to claim compensation through your superannuation or other insurance policies in the event that you are unable to work due to a work injury. Speak to our team of experts for a free initial consultation today.