Accidents happen, and just because you were at fault does not mean you cannot receive compensation to help you recover. There are options available, even if you caused the incident that led to your injury.
Understanding WorkCover vs. Common Law Damages
Common law damages are typically used when your injury is the result of the negligence of another person. You must not be at fault in order to win your claim and will have to prove that a duty of care existed and was breached.
WorkCover is different because it takes a no-fault approach when making a claim. That means that fault is not even considered when deciding whether or not to pay. There are exceptions if you were injured whilst under the influence or because of serious or wilful misconduct by you.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive for My WorkCover Claim?
Total amounts will vary from one claim to the next. There are a few key things that WorkCover will pay for, including:
- The cost of all medical care and treatment, including rehabilitation
- A portion of wages lost due to missed work
- A lump sum for permanent impairment caused by the injury
Make a WorkCover Claim Today
If you have been injured while on the job, now is the time to make a WorkCover claim. It’s a big step in recovering financially. It’s important to talk to a legal professional to discuss other options when WorkCover doesn’t provide enough funds for a full financial recovery.
Contact us today to learn about your options for injury compensation.