Important Information about Workcover and the Compensation You May be Entitled To

by | Mar 31, 2020 | Workplace Injury

The world is in a state of disarray with the current COVID19 pandemic, which has resulted in the work environment changing suddenly and drastically.

As a result, thousands of workers are have become unemployed, and the future seems grim for many.

Like many other countries around the globe, unemployment is on the rise and jobs are scarce – unfortunately, this isn’t something that is projected to change anytime soon.

Queensland has already shut its borders and the state is on the brink of a complete lock-down.

Understanding what rights you have is often stressful and confusing. That’s why we have prepared the following questions and answers to help people get a better understanding of what your rights are.

If you or your partner have been injured at work or have been on Workcover in the previous three years, the following information may prove very beneficial for you.

Can I claim WorkCover ?
If you are an Employee and you have been injured in the workplace or in the course of your employment, you can claim assistance under Workcover.

If you are a sub-contractor, you may still be able to claim WorkCover. Call us today for advice.

Can Another Claim be Made if Workcover Paid Weekly Wages for a Past Accident?

Yes. Workcover has the obligation to pay workers while they are off work for any type of work-related injury.

An individual may also be entitled to receive a lump sum payment for a past claim or make a claim for compensation.

Call us today to discuss further.

Can a Claim be Made Even with the Current Coronavirus Pandemic?
Yes. Protecting a person’s rights is essential during the earliest stages after an accident and injury.

There are strict time limits that apply.

Modern technology makes it possible to move forward without the need for a face to face meeting. We can start with a call.

Who Pays the Compensation?
WorkCover typically pays, but in some situations, companies can also be self-insured.

I Can’t Afford a Lawyer!
We offer a 100% risk-free, No Win No Fee Guarantee to all our injury and WorkCover clients.

Every case is unique and unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” solution.

Our expert team of lawyers can provide those who have suffered a workplace injury guidance and help with every step of the case.

Our goal is to maximise your claim and help get your life back on track.

What if an Accident happened Almost 3 Years Ago?
Time is of the essence, you must contact us immediately for a free case review.

Once you reach the 3rd year anniversary from the date of your accident you may lose your rights to claim.

There are important steps that our team of experts must take to protect your claim.

Can I lose my job for making a claim?

No. It is unlawful for an employer to dismiss a worker for making a claim.

The Company Where the Injury Occurred No Longer Exists – Can a Claim Still be Made?

Yes.

Can I lose my job for making a claim?
No. It is unlawful for an employer to dismiss a worker for making a claim.

The Company Where the Injury Occurred No Longer Exists – Can a Claim Still be Made?
Yes.

What do I do next?

Contact us for your Free Case Review.

No legal jargon, just straight answers in plain English.

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