Workplace Accident Claims
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If you have been hurt in a workplace or work-related incident, you may be eligible to make a workers’ compensation claim. In Queensland, all employers must have appropriate insurance that can pay your wages and medical costs in the case of a workplace injury.
If you’re unsure whether you are eligible to make a workplace compensation claim or you have been offered a payout, Bartels Lawyers can help and advise you. At a free initial consultation you will meet your specialist workers’ compensation lawyer who will start to understand your situation and determine whether our No Win, No Fee option is relevant for your case.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a workplace injury and can I make a claim?
If you suffer an injury as a result of your job or have been injured going to and from work, you may be entitled to make a workers’ compensation claim through your employer.
Workers’ compensation may include medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and cash damages.
Do I need a workers' compensation lawyer?
After suffering a physical or psychological injury, many people are not operating at their full capacity and find the legal compensation process overwhelming and confusing.
By using a lawyer specialised in workplace injury claims, you will take the stress and complexity out of the process and give you the best opportunity to reach a successful outcome.
Bartels Lawyers have been acting on behalf of injury claimants for decades. By engaging our expert compensation solicitors, you can feel confident that your rights are being represented while you focus on rehabilitation and recovery.
What are the steps to claim compensation for a workplace injury?
- Report your injury to your employer, preferably in writing, with details of the time, date and place of the incident, the parties involved and how the incident occurred
- Seek medical advice
- Seek the advice of your doctor who may issue a Work Capacity Certificate (Form 132M) which will be lodged with WorkCover
- Seek legal advice
Who pays compensation for an accident at work?
Employers are required to pay premiums to an insurance company to cover workplace injuries if they occur. When there is a claim, the insurance company is responsible for managing the compensation process.
Is there a time limit for making a compensation claim for a workplace injury?
In Queensland, there are strict time limits applied to workers’ compensation claims. Claims must be made within six months of the incident and the injury must have been reported to the employer, your doctor and WorkCover.
I have a permanent injury and am unable to work. Can I make a claim?
Yes. If you have a permanent disability and have lost your capacity to work, you may be eligible to make a claim under Total and Permanent Disability Insurance or Income Protection Insurance which is sometimes attached to your superannuation policy.
Does the No Win, No Fee policy apply to workplace injury claims?
Depending on the specifics of your case, your workers’ compensation claim may be eligible for our No Win, No Fee payment policy. This means legal costs are only payable if your claim is successful.
Our specialist team will assess your circumstances to ensure they have a certain level of confidence that your case is winnable. For more details see Fees.
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