Statutory Claim - A WorkCover Compensation Claim for a injury sustained in the workplace, or,
Common Law Claim - for a workplace injury by establishing who was at fault and depending on the longevity of the injury.
General facts and tips after sustaining an injury and being covered by WorkCover Queensland;
report your injury immediately to your employer,
a work injury can be physical or psychological (bullying, harassment, discrimination),
make an appointment with your Doctor to find out more about the injury sustained,
request from your Doctor a Workers Compensation Medical Certificate, so you can lodge your ‘Application for Compensation’, to recover your wages and medical expenses, while requiring time off work,
if time off work is require and are looking at a long rehabilitation process, lodge an ‘Application for Compensation’ just to cover yourself,
make sure WorkCover Queensland have approved your rehabilitation plans so that they can be billed and not you,
seek specialist medical advice by requesting a referral from your Doctor so that you are treated correctly for your injury and know what type of ongoing problems, if any, you may be looking at in the future,
find out if you are able to keep working in the current industry, do you need to consider re-training,
keep all of your receipts for other expenses (that have not been reimbursed), in case you decide to take your claim further,
there are two claims that you may be entitled to, which are called Statutory Claims and Common Law Claims,
it is recommended by the government to seek legal advice regarding your rights before you finalise you Statutory Claim
if you have been driving directly to or from work, or for work purposes, then you may lodge a Workers Compensation claim also, and
find out early what your options are so you’re not risking falling out of the limitation periods.
Work Injury Compensation assists Brisbane and Queensland workers who have been injured at work.,and may require legal advice. Work Injury Compensation is a legal advisory service offering free legal advice and support to injured workers in Queensland.