In the result of an injury from a workplace accident or your health and well being is affected at work, you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim.
This can include anything that happens at your place of work, as a result of work or anything pre-existing that worsens in the workplace.
The Queensland Government website states “Queensland’s statutory workers’ compensation scheme is a no fault scheme (e.g. an injured worker is entitled to statutory compensation regardless of whether it is the worker’s or the employer’s fault that the injury occurred). The benefits cover medical expenses, lost wages and compensation.
Issues of fault and negligence (including contributory negligence by a worker) may be dealt with in a common law action for damages. Access to common law is available to all workers in Queensland who can prove negligence against an employer and who have a work injury.
Damages may include compensation for pain and suffering or economic loss.”
Work related injuries can include:
- a cut or fracture
- a disease
- industrial deafness
- an injury sustained while travelling to or from work
- an injury while on a recess either at work or away from work
- psychiatric or psychological disorders such as stress or depression
- aggravation of a pre-existing condition
- death from an injury, disease or aggravation of a disease.
- Injuries which happen over a period of time
- Bullying and harassment
If the injury or illness is likely to be ongoing or mean you’ll need time off work, speak to a personal injury lawyer to find out exactly what your rights are. Call compensation lawyers; Carew Lawyers today for an obligation free quote on 07 3236 1528.