Not every injury that limits your ability to do your job occurs in the workplace or in your line of duties. Injuries on the road caused by another person, whether you were a driver, pedestrian, or cyclist at the time, are often grounds for an injury compensation claim that will include your earning capacity.
In a case where a reduced capacity to work is the result of an injury that is not the fault of your employer, your employer is still required to make reasonable adjustments to your workplace and / or duties to accommodate your injury and recovery to the best of their ability.
This is a complex area of WorkCover legislation and depends upon a very careful reading of legislation, and a finely balanced decision about what is and isn’t able to be achieved by your employer to accommodate your capacity. It is incredibly important that you seek professional advice before proceeding with a claim of this nature from an adviser who is familiar with similar cases and well versed in this area of law.
Employees’ Compensation Advisors is a team of workplace compensation consultants who work right across Queensland. Our team brings two things to our clients’ cases. We have an in depth knowledge of all aspects of employment law and we bring a deep sensitivity to the stress you and your family are under following an injury and facing an uncertain future.
Beyond the workplace, if you have been injured on the road, whether a pedestrian, driver, or a cyclist, you may well be entitled to compensation for your injury itself under Queensland common law. Employees’ Compensation Advisors staff do not pursue common law claims, but we are part of one of Queensland’s largest and most established network of compensation advisors, lawyers, and consultants.
We can support you in getting the right advice at the right time from a professional with years of experience in this area of the law.
Motor vehicle accidents can really damage the lives of those injured and their families. Many people are injured in motor vehicle accidents right across Queensland every day. Most never make the news and you rarely hear about the day to day impact of motor vehicle accidents, but they can take years to recover from physically, mentally, emotionally and financially.
Every single person in our network of support understand this, and understand how difficult this time is for you and your family. We also understand that you may find yourself up against sophisticated insurance companies and their teams of lawyers. Pursuing a claim can be expensive and take years.
We are here to help, and that means fighting your case regardless of your financial situation. It also means we work flexibly. You’re welcome to come to our office, or we can come to you, your hospital, or even your favourite cafe. We work after hours, and we’re available when you need us.
We are experts at advocacy, fighting for compensation for motor vehicle accident victims who must navigate an otherwise expensive and complicated legal system. But that system does give you rights, which are protected by specific laws. We know these laws, because we work with them every single day. Nothing shocks us, and we work for you. Getting you the compensation you deserve is our sole mission, and our sole focus.
We offer you peace of mind, and the knowledge that your case is in the best possible hands. Any decisions you make, you can make in total confidence.
Knowing your rights and having the right support can literally change the direction of your life when you are most vulnerable. If you’ve been injured on the road, contact us.