Looking to make A WorkCover Claim? Trust the Best

If you’ve suffered an injury at work in Queensland, you may be eligible to make a WorkCover Claim for compensation.

What do you need to know about WorkCover Claims?

Suffering an injury in the workplace can be overwhelming, both physically and emotionally.

At Best Injury Lawyers, we specialise in guiding you through the complexities of WorkCover claims in Queensland. Our dedicated team of WorkCover lawyers in Brisbane are experts in the nuances of workplace injuries and the WorkCover claims process, ensuring you’re informed about your rights and entitlements.

With extensive experience advocating for injured workers, we’re here to support you every step of the way, from gathering evidence to negotiating with insurers. Our commitment to your well-being drives us to secure the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation.

Trust us to navigate the legal process, allowing you to focus on your recovery. Reach out to Best Injury Lawyers today and let us champion your WorkCover claim, and get you your Best result.

How do you get our Best?

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

Free Case Review,
by our Principal

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 CTP claim?

To initiate a WorkCover claim in QLD, report the workplace injury to your employer and ask for a copy of the incident report, then seek medical attention as soon as possible.  You can make a claim by contacting WorkCover Queensland by phone on 1300 362 128.  You do not need your employer’s permission to contact WorkCover.  Consulting with Best Injury Lawyers can ensure you navigate the process smoothly.

Yes, if you sustained an injury during your employment and it’s still within the statutory time limits, you can pursue a WorkCover claim even after resigning from the job.

Under certain circumstances, a closed WorkCover claim can be reopened. If you experience complications or an aggravated condition related to the initial injury, you might be eligible for reopening the claim. Best Injury Lawyers can guide you through this process.

The duration of a WorkCover claim varies based on the complexity of the case. It can range from a few months to a year or more. Best Injury Lawyers will work diligently to expedite the process while ensuring your rights are upheld.

If your WorkCover claim is rejected, you have the right to appeal the decision. Best Injury Lawyers can help you navigate the appeals process, providing the necessary evidence and legal support to strengthen your case.

In Queensland, you generally have six months from the date of the injury to lodge a WorkCover claim. However, it’s recommended to file as soon as possible to ensure a smooth process.  There are some ways around this, but it is tricky so you should aim to make your claim as soon as possible.

Yes, employers have the right to dispute a WorkCover claim. If your claim is disputed, seeking legal advice from Best Injury Lawyers can help protect your rights and ensure fair treatment.

Yes, in some cases, you may be eligible to claim income protection insurance while on WorkCover. However, the terms and conditions of your insurance policy will determine the specifics. Some people have income protection insurance within their superannuation.  Contact your superannuation fund to see if you do.  Also, Consulting with a legal professional such as the team at Best Injury Lawyers can help clarify your options.

Ensuring you receive all entitled benefits involves thorough documentation of medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. Best Injury Lawyers specialise in maximising your entitlements, diligently assessing your case to secure comprehensive compensation.

The compensation amount varies based on factors such as the severity of injuries, medical expenses, and lost income. Best Injury Lawyers will evaluate your case meticulously, aiming to secure the maximum compensation possible.

If you are only making a statutory workers compensation claim, you will receive loss of wages and medical benefits until your injury has stabilised. In Queensland in 21/22, the average statutory claim amount paid by WorkCover was almost $16,000.

If you are making a common law claim, the average settlement of a common law claim in Queensland in 21/22 was just over $175,000.

The amount you receive is very specific to your circumstances and having the right lawyer to achieve your Best outcome is also critical. Get in touch with us today to discuss your options and have your case reviewed, for free.

A statutory WorkCover claim is there to protect Queensland workers and provide support during recovery and return to work.  If you were injured during the course of employment in Queensland and employment was a significant contributing factor, you are entitled to make a statutory WorkCover claim.  Statutory WorkCover claims are ‘no fault’ meaning you don’t have to prove your employer was negligent.  You just have to prove you were a ‘worker’, who was ‘injured’ and that ‘employment was a significant contributing factor’.  WorkCover will then pay for weekly loss of wages and medical expenses while you recover and until your injuries are considered stable.

A Common Law WorkCover claim is a legal process available to workers injured in Queensland, where the worker can prove the employer or another party was negligent and caused their injuries.  A successful Common Law WorkCover Claim results in the payment of damages.  WorkCover will engage lawyers to represent them, so you should too.  Contact the team at Best Injury Lawyers who are experts in Common Law WorkCover claims.

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 WorkCover lawyers in Brisbane:

  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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