If you have suffered an injury at work, you may be entitled to a workers compensation payout following your injury. It doesn’t matter if the injury you sustained was partly your fault or not, under workers compensation law in Queensland – you could still have a claim. It also doesn’t matter if you are receiving WorkCover payments, or if those WorkCover payments have stopped, there could still be avenues to compensation.

Shine Lawyers have expert workers compensation lawyers that can advise you of your rights and help you bring about a claim. Our workers compensation lawyers provide services on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.

Common questions about workers compensation claims

What is the workers compensation legal process?
How do I know if I have a workers compensation claim?
How do I make a workers compensation claim?
What do I have to pay if I make a workers compensation claim?
What can I claim workers compensation for?
How much can I receive in workers compensation?
How long does a workers compensation claim take?
Is there a time limit on when I can bring forward a workers compensation claim?

What is the workers compensation legal process?

Shine Lawyers have expert workers compensation lawyers that can advise you of your rights during this difficult time. No two workers compensation cases are the same, but the below process typically represents how someone moves through the workers compensation legal process with Shine Lawyers.

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How do I know if I have a workers compensation claim?

If you have been injured at work, it’s possible you might have a claim for workers compensation.

The Workers Compensation Scheme covers injuries that can include the following:

  • Injuries suffered at work, as a resultof work or during work activities
  • Injuries suffered while travelling for work
  • Injuries suffered while receiving medical treatment for a separate work injury
  • Diseases caused by work
  • Diseases or pre-existing conditions made worse by work

It’s worth noting that a work injury doesn’t have to be physical. It can be stress related such as a heart attack or stroke. It can also be a psychological injury.

Shine Lawyers are expert workers compensation lawyers and can help you find out if you have a workers compensation claim and explain your rights and entitlements under law.

The below list details a small sample of the types of claims that generally fall under workers compensation law in Queensland:

  • Spinal injury compensation
  • Forklift injury compensation
  • Back injury compensation
  • Arm or hand injury compensation
  • Leg or foot injury compensation
  • Head injury compensation
  • Neck injury compensation
  • Eye injury compensation
  • Repetitive strain injury compensation (RSI compensation)
  • Death dependency claims
  • Cancer conditions resulting from work
  • Heart attack compensation
  • Stroke compensation
  • Soft tissue injury compensation
  • Chemical and asbestos compensation
  • Industrial asthma compensation
  • Infectious conditions claims (eg. Qfever)
  • Psychological conditions

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How do I make a workers compensation claim?

Shine Lawyers are workers compensation experts in Queensland that can help you find out your rights, and bring about a claim on your behalf.

It’s important that lawyers get a thorough understanding of the facts around your particular case, as no two people or cases are usually the same. Lodging a workers compensation claim can be a complex process, so It’s best to seek legal help if you are unsure of what to do.

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What do I have to pay if I make a workers compensation claim?

By law, it’s compulsory for all Queensland employers to have workers compensation insurance.

When you make a workers compensation claim it’s not your employer who pays for the compensation but their insurance company does instead.

Shine Lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee guarantee, which means if you bring about a workers compensation claim with Shine Lawyers, you don’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim.

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What can I claim workers compensation for?

No two workers compensation claims are the same. If you have been injured at work, and lawyers can prove that your employer was negligent, you may be able to claim for:

  • Loss of wages
  • Travelling expenses
  • Return to work services
  • Medical and hospital expenses
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Permanent impairment compensation
  • Death compensation claims

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How much can I receive in workers compensation?

How much compensation you are entitled to depends on the nature of your claim and the extent of your injuries. You will get a better idea of the amount of workers compensation you are entitled to once all of the evidence has been gathered and assessed by a lawyer.

As part of our service offering, Shine Lawyers have an obligation-free first consultation which can help you find out if you have a case.

Depending on the nature of your workplace injury, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the injury, and your actual life path since the injury.

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How long does a workers compensation claim take?

Everyone’s situation is different, with some workers compensation claims being very complex in nature. Because of this it can be hard to give an estimate of how long your compensation claim may take.

In most cases a workers compensation claim can take around 18 months to resolve but this can be shorter or longer depending on the nature of your case.

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Is there a time limit on when I can bring forward a workers compensation claim?

Yes. There are strict time limits when it comes to making a workers compensation claim. In most instances in Queensland, you need to make a claim within three years from the date of the accident.

It’s important you seek legal advice as soon as possible, to avoid any likelihood you will be unable to lodge a claim due to a missed time limit.

Shine lawyers have expert workers compensation lawyers that can help you find out if you have a compensation claim, and help you bring it forward under Queensland law.

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