Need help with a FIFO work accident claim? Trust the Best

If you’re a FIFO worker who was injured on the worksite, or while travelling for work, the Best team can help you understand your rights.

What do you need to know about making a workplace accident claim as a FIFO worker?

At Best, we understand that as a fly-in fly-out or FIFO worker, you might be a little unclear on what your options are when you’re injured at work, at your work base or when travelling to and from your place of work.

In Queensland, we rely heavily on FIFO workers, especially in the mining, oil and gas and construction industries – as we’re sure you know! When it comes to accidents and injuries in the course of your work, this can become a little more confusing because, depending on accommodations, you’re living ‘at work’ for weeks at a time.

At Best, we work with a wide range of clients, including FIFO workers who have suffered injuries at work. We understand all aspects of FIFO injury claims and our team can talk you through the various time limits, limitations and what qualifies as a ‘work’ injury in your case. Depending on what happened, the team can also discuss a Journey Claim with you – if you were injured on the way too or from work.

Our expert FIFO accident lawyers are standing by to provide you with free, honest advice about your case, the next steps, what you can potentially claim and what you can expect from the process.

Reach out to our team today to get started!

How do you get our Best?

These are our promises to you, every case, every client.

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We put our Best on your case from day one, and we take on cases others won’t – because we really are the Best.

No Win, No Fee.

If we can’t win your case, you owe us nothing. We never let you walk away in a worse position.

30% +GST
Fee Cap

Because your Best outcome only matters if it’s in your pocket and goes towards your Best life.

Your Case,
Our Best

We hire the Best industry professionals and place senior lawyers on all cases, so you get your Best result.

What other questions do you have about making a FIFO worker accident claim?

FIFO stands for “Fly-In, Fly-Out” and pertains to workers, often in the mining or construction sector, who fly to remote work sites for a period and then fly home. A FIFO worker accident claim relates to injuries sustained by these workers while on the job.

Yes. Alongside physical injuries, psychological injuries like stress, anxiety, or depression resulting from work conditions or incidents are also considered. If you believe you’ve suffered a psychological injury due to your FIFO work, it’s essential to seek legal advice.

Yes. In Queensland, there’s typically a three-year limit from the date of the accident to initiate a FIFO worker accident claim. Some exceptions might apply, so it’s crucial to consult legal advice swiftly to ensure you act within the correct time frame.

You have 6 months from the date of injury or the date of diagnosis of injury as work related by a medical professional, to make a statutory claim with WorkCover. However, our experience is that the longer you wait, the more likely it is WorkCover will question your claim. We strongly recommend you make a WorkCover claim as soon as possible, even if the injury seems minor.

To best safeguard your rights:

  • Report the incident to your employer immediately.
  • Document all relevant information and conditions of the accident site.
  • Collect witness details and statements, if possible.
  • Seek medical care promptly and keep all relevant medical records.
  • Engage with a lawyer experienced in FIFO worker claims for guidance.

Compensation amounts differ based on factors such as the severity of the injury, medical expenses, potential future care, lost wages, and other considerations. Every claim is individual. A consultation with a lawyer can provide a more tailored estimation.

The claim’s duration varies based on its complexity, injury severity, and the clarity surrounding liability. While some cases may resolve within months, others might take longer. A seasoned lawyer can offer a more accurate timeframe based on your specific circumstances.

The types of damages you can recover, include:

  • General damages – for pain and suffering;
  • Past and future loss of wages;
  • Loss of superannuation;
  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Other past and future out of pocket expenses;
  • The cost of past and future care; and
  • Legal costs.

For more information about what you can claim, click here.

We know it can be overwhelming to know which firm to trust with your road accident claim, there’s a lot of us out there! We also know it can sound a little biased when we tell you to choose Best.

There are a few reasons we think you should choose Best as your FIFO Worker Accident Claim lawyers:

  1. We hire the Best people: our team aren’t only some of the sharpest legal minds in Queensland (no really, we win awards for it) but they’re also genuinely good people, who care about their clients. When we say we hire the Best, we mean we hire people who care about every case and every client, people you’d want fighting for you that you’d also happily catch up over a cuppa with.
  2. We will never leave you out of pocket: how so?
    • No Win, No Fee. Forever. You will only be charged if we win your case, so you can rest easy that we will be doing everything we can to put you in a better place than when you started your claim with us.
    • 30% Fee Cap. Some firms take around 50% of your compensation claim, we cap at 30% +GST to cover our fees (so even if our fees are more than that, we won’t charge you for it).
    • We cover out-of-pocket expenses. There are necessary expenses that must be incurred to successfully run your claim, because we want you to focus on your recovery and not the cost of your case. We will cover the cost for outlays needed to run your case, and you will only be expected to pay for these if your case is successful (these will be added as a part of your compensation claim, for the insurer to pay for).
  3. We take on cases other firms won’t, and we win them: we have a history of taking on claims other firms won’t, because we’re not afraid of hard work and because we know the difference a successful claim will make to you and your life.

Would you like to learn more about why you should choose Best? You can read more about our firm and our promises to you here.

How can Best help you get started?


We review your
case for free

You can talk directly with our team today to understand if you have a claim. We’ll give you honest, free advice about the Best path forward.


Our Principal
reviews your case.

Ryan will sit with your team, review your case and ensure they have the Best plan, focused on your Best result.


We cover your
out of pocket costs.

We ensure all the out of pocket costs required to run your claim are covered, so you can focus on your recovery while we focus on your case


We bring our Best
while you rest.

Our team goes to work on your case, exploring every avenue for compensation.

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