Employees’ Compensation Advisors advocates for injured workers every day, and that’s why we’re your experts in WorkCover claims. We help in the statutory claims fighting for you against your employer or the insurer at any stage of the lost time and medical expenses claim. We also have some fabulous lawyers we can refer you to for common law claims. You are not alone and we won’t let you be taken advantage of.
If you’ve been injured in the workplace, or sustained an injury traveling to or from work, you can count on us to provide you with advice quickly and based on our unrivaled experience of representing injured workers just like you on a daily basis.
We can assist at any point in your WorkCover claim. No matter if you’ve been recently injured and need advice on claim options, have a claim currently before WorkCover, or you’d like to appeal a WorkCover ruling, our experienced advocates can help you, and help you quickly.
We know how stressful a workplace injury can be for you and your family. We work hard to provide you with all your options for, and certainty about, your compensation claim.
Claim amounts are not confined to lost wages, and may also include compensation for medical expenses, home modifications, and pain and suffering. We leave no stone unturned in fighting for your rights.
Contact Employees’ Compensation Advisors today for a no obligation consultation about your workplace injury.
Personal Injury Compensation Claims
While we are not lawyers, we can refer you to expert personal injury lawyers.
Broadly speaking, there are two major types of personal injury compensation claims we specialise in, public liability claims and motor vehicle accident claims.
A public liability injury claim arises when a venue or property owner fails to address a foreseeable hazard, and you are injured as a result.
Slipping on a spill in a supermarket, or falling down poorly lit stairs in a hotel are good examples of injuries where a public liability insurance claim could arise.
A motor vehicle claim is exactly what it sounds like, but it is vitally important to remember that it is not confined to injured motorists. Any pedestrian or cyclist injured as a result of negligent or dangerous driving may well have a motor vehicle injury claim.
There are a huge range of factors that determine how best to proceed with a personal injury compensation claim, but it’s critical to take into account how this injury affects your capacity to work in your current role regardless of the fact the injury wasn’t sustained in the workplace.
If you have sustained an injury as a result of the actions of another person, or a property owner’s failure to take action, your workplace is required, within reason, to accommodate this injury in the workplace, whether that is through a modification of the physical workspace, or your duties.
We are experts at arguing for what is reasonable adjustments in your workplace, and experts at working with lawyers to maximise your overall claim entitlements.
Our staff are sensitive to how difficult this incident can be for you, and respond with kindness and work hard to get your full entitlement and also connecting you with expert lawyers by referral.
Workplace Injury Claims Against Self-Insured Employers
All Queensland workplaces are required to have insurance for any injury sustained by an employee. When a company is of a certain size, they will often choose to self-insure rather than be part of the Queensland WorkCover insurance scheme. This is usually the case with large supermarket chains for example.
This does not affect your rights to workplace injury compensation at all. However, different insurers do things in different ways. There can be a gulf between how one insurer may handle elements of a workplace injury claim and how another does. Experience in dealing with these subtle differences can make all the difference to the success of your case.
In the case of self-insured employers, it is very, very much in an injured worker’s interest to seek advice from Employees’ Compensation Advisers, as we have an unrivalled experience in representing workers lodging or disputing claims with all major Queensland insurers, and before the relevant tribunal or decision-maker.
We know in deep detail how compensation law protects your rights, because we fight for the rights of people in exactly your position every day.
In the case of self-insured companies, this fight can be particularly complex, but if Employees’ Compensation Advisors represents you, we will take your fight all the way to a tribunal or commission or refer you to a specialist law firm.
If you’ve been injured in a self-insuring workplace, contact us today for a no obligation consultation about your rights under the law which may include referring you to a specialist injury law firm.