If you’ve been injured at work, don’t just push through the pain. Some people worry about ‘rocking the boat’, but there’s no shame in seeking legal help – just ask the thousands of workers we've successfully settled claims for.
Our dedicated workers' compensation lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you deserve for:
We're here to help you get back on track so you can focus on getting better.
We also regularly visit a number of locations in regional Queensland.
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Our team of workers' compensation lawyers are experts in Queensland work injury law and have a strong success rate of achieving maximum compensation for our clients. Our local team understand the communities they work and live in while having the resources and backing of a national law firm behind them. We understand the complexities of the workers' compensation scheme in Queensland and can help give you the best chance of making a successful claim.
Often, the insurance company you're dealing with won’t tell you about all the benefits you’re entitled to. Our track record of achieving higher settlement amounts for our clients than those who bring a claim on their own (without legal advice) is because we know the process inside out and work hard to get you everything you deserve.
If we think you have a potential claim, we will set up a time for you to speak with an expert lawyer about your case. This can be in person or via video call if you prefer.
Your lawyer will get to know you and your situation and explain your options. They’ll also take you through what to expect, including costs and timings.
When you agree to be our client, your lawyer will begin acting on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome in the quickest timeframe possible.
Maurice Blackburn is Australia’s #1 plaintiff law firm, and for good reason. Our highly-skilled Queensland lawyers know how the workers' compensation system works because they’ve taken it on - successfully - countless times before.
Our team is highly specialised and includes many award-winning lawyers and accredited specialists who are some of the most experienced lawyers you will find in Queensland. We have an outstanding record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients and their families.
But what we’re also known for is our empathetic, warm and approachable nature that will put you at ease knowing you are in safe hands.
Workers’ compensation is an insurance scheme that protects workers if they’re injured or become sick due to work. This insurance is taken out by all employers in Queensland to ensure they're covered if you are injured at work. This means that your employer will not have to personally pay you any money, this compensation that you're entitled to will be paid for by the insurer.
All full time workers, part-time workers, casual employees, sole traders and subcontractors in Queensland should be covered by a workers' compensation scheme, as all employers should have workers' compensation insurance. If you've been injured at your workplace, in the course of your work, in a recess break, or on a journey to/from work, you may be eligible to make a claim through this insurance.
Workers' compensation covers all 'reasonable' expenses related to your injury or illness, such as:
WorkCover is one of the insurers in Queensland that you can make a claim through if you are injured at work. They are not a government department. There are other workers' compensation insurers in Queensland which may cover your workplace and we can assist you in finding out who the relevant insurer is.
Workers' compensation is an insurance that is taken out by and paid for by employers. It works by providing financial assistance to workers who have been injured at work, injured as a result of their work, in a recess break, on a journey to/from work, or have experienced mental health problems due to their work.
This compensation is not paid for by your employer, it is covered by the insurer. It is there to help support injured workers who are no longer able to do their job and earn an income, and who need to pay for medical treatment. It enables workers to claim compensation for expenses, lost income, treatment services and more. It can also provide compensation to workers with any pre-existing condition that has worsened due to their work.
Yes, an employer can dispute a workers' compensation claim. However, they do have strict time limits to do this and must provide sufficient grounds for dispute. A dispute does not necessarily mean that the claim will be rejected, just that a review process will take place.
Strict time limits can apply. It’s important that you report your work-related injury to both your employer and your workers' compensation insurer as soon as possible. It’s best to do this within 30 days of the incident or once you’ve become aware of your injury or illness.
How long you'll be able to receive workers' compensation payments for will depend on a number of factors, such as your doctors' recommendations, when you were injured and more. If you go back to work or receive a lump sum, you will stop receiving these payments.
Workers' compensation schemes in Queensland are some of the most complex in Australia and our team are experts in this area of the law. We have a strong history of successful cases and can help to ensure you receive the full benefits you're entitled to. There's no guarantee that the insurance company you're dealing with will tell you about all the compensation you're eligible for, so it's important to have experienced legal support by your side to ensure you receive the benefits you're entitled to. Contact our workers' compensation lawyers today and learn more about how we can guide you through the process and help you get the most from your workers' compensation claim.