Being injured at work, or because of your work, is a very serious matter and a stressful time in your life. In Queensland you have legislated rights that could see you compensated for a range of reasons.
Sustaining an injury is stressful, it brings up deep uncertainties about the future, your future earning capacity and the ongoing pressures of medical appointments, and an often long road to recovery.
A workplace injury is not confined to a physical injury, but could also include psychiatric or psychological disorders, diseases, aggravation of a pre-existing condition or death from an injury or disease.
Employees’ Compensation Advisors is a firm of expert consultants working across Queensland who will fight your case all the way. We can help you achieve a fair financial and personal outcome following a workplace injury and we understand the stress you’re facing. There’s nothing we haven’t heard before, and we will provide the support you need to get back on your feet.
A statutory claim could result in a lump sum payment, weekly payments and may also include compensation for payment of medical and associated expenses. But none of that is certain. The WorkCover Queensland system is complicated, and the best way forward is not always the most obvious one. Employee Compensation Advisor knows this sytem deeply, because we work with it every day. We can provide the advice you need to act with confidence, and maximise your rights.
Workplace compensation laws are followed by the state-owned Queensland Government insurer, WorkCover Queensland. WorkCover defines a workplace injury as: ‘a personal injury arising out of, or in the course of, employment if the employment is a significant contributing factor to the injury.’
People all too often reject the possibility of a workplace injury claim because the injury did not happen in their workplace, on their site, or at their desk. Yes, Injuries can happen at work, but they can also occur travelling to and from work or while on a break from work. Injuries can take place if you are travelling for work, or visiting other workplaces or sites for the purposes of your job. If you suspect you may have an injury claim, we can certainly provide you with the right information.
All employers are required to be insured. The vast majority of employers are insured by WorkCover Queensland, while a much smaller number choose to be self-insured. This can make a real difference in how your claim is processed, and what strategies you should pursue. We know the difference, and can advise you based on years of experience.
As an injured worker, you may also be covered under common law, which means you may be able to claim for things like loss of earnings, loss of super and pain and suffering. All injuries are unique.We are part of a larger network of compensation professionals, and will ensure you get the right advice in regards to your individual situation.
Employees’ Compensation Advisors helps people injured at work to navigate what can be a challenging system often made much more difficult by the very nature of the injuries they have sustained. Workplace injuries can have a dramatic impact on your financial situation, your family life and your broader personal wellbeing. We work flexibly with you, where you’re at. If you need us to come to you, to your hospital, or your favourite cafe, that’s fine by us.
Our expert expert WorkCover consultants are all about getting you the best possible compensation outcome, so that you can get your family life, work life and personal wellbeing back on track without undue stress and uncertainty.
For an obligation free consultation please contact us.