Workers’ Compensation Claims
A workers’ compensation claim can cover a wide range of entitlements. These can include lost wages, medical and rehabilitation expenses, costs for retraining, and even a lump-sum payment for injuries. This is why it’s essential to have expert compensation lawyers involved to ensure you get the most out of your claim.
A workers’ compensation claim covers injuries sustained at, or as a result of, their job, including pre-existing injuries, diseases or illnesses that have been exacerbated at work.
Workers’ Compensation Claims – Who’s Eligible?
Coolangatta employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance in place for their employees.
Employees covered by workers compensation are:
- Permanent or casual employees
- Full-time or part-time employees
- Self-employed workers
- People who are deemed to be a worker
Various injury types are included in the workers’ compensation scheme in QLD, including injuries or illnesses suffered at work, as a result of an incident at work, or during work activities. Depending on the circumstances of your injury or illness and how it occurred, there are different types of claims you may be eligible to receive.
If you believe you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, our Coolangatta workers compensation lawyers will help you understand your rights and advise you of your eligibility to make a claim.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers at Bourke Legal help our clients in relation to different work injury claims, including:
- Fall injuries
- Lifting injuries
- Mental health injuries
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Injuries from malfunctioning machines
- Construction sites accidents
Compensation from a work injury can come in different forms, such as weekly payments, medical coverage, or lump-sum. This can all be claimed regardless of who was at fault.
What compensation you’ll receive will depend (including but not limited to) on:
- Your working conditions
- The severity of your injury
- Your injury management, including rehabilitation and aggravation
- Your employer’s liability
Accident travelling to and from the workplace
You may also be entitled to a workers compensation claim if you suffered an injury whilst travelling to or from your workplace. To receive compensation for this kind of matter, proof that you were travelling to or from your workplace, or in transit for work-related tasks or education must be provided. Our Coolangatta workers compensation lawyers can provide advice to determine your eligibility to make a “journey injury” claim.