How Difficult is it to Claim Workers Comp in Brisbane?
Claiming compensation working in Sydney as a resident of New South Wales is not overly difficult. However, getting the appropriate settlement can be another matter.
Who is responsible for providing compensation for work injuries in Brisbane?
WorkCover, a government regulated body that operates in QLD, provides a level of support to mediate workers compensation claims between employers and employees.It is available to practically anyone employed under a casual, parttime, fulltime, or self employed basis, but not offered to independant contractors.
WorkCover generally provides workers comp in the form of weekly payments and lump sums breaches of duty of care, negligence and personal injury at, or to and from work.
Why do workers compensation lawyers exist if there is already a government system for managing cases?
While it is in WorkCover’s best interest to ensure employees aren’t treated unfairly by employers, it’s not on their agenda to police every case and investigate whether an employee has received truly appropriate settlement terms. The most common worker’s compensation scenario isn’t an employee being completely refused compensation – it’s receiving an underwhelming payout that doesn’t cover their expenses as a result of not being able to work, or covering their medical expenses.
That’s where compensation law firms come in – workers compensation lawyers have it in their client’s best interest to receive the maximum settlement possible. Their inside-out knowledge of essential workers compensation legal documents such as the Workers Compensation Act (1987), Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act (1998) and the Anti-Discrimination Act NSW (1977) ensure a strong case against insurance companies.
If you feel like you’ve been ‘shortchanged’ by your employer or WorkCover in your claim, or are suffering a work injury, contact CMC Lawyers, Brisbane’s expert Workers Compensation Lawyers on 1300 853 423, or visit us at HSBC Building L20, 300 Queen Street BRISBANE 4000. They have helped hundred’s of Brisbane residents claim the settlement they deserve.