Looking to make a Workers’ Compensation Claim? Trust the Best

If you’ve suffered an injury and are unable to work, you may be eligible to make a Workers Compensation Claim.

What do you need to know about Workers Compensation Claims?

Suffering an injury at your workplace can leave you facing physical, emotional, and financial challenges.

Best Injury Lawyers is your trusted partner when it comes to navigating Queensland Workers’ Compensation claims. Our dedicated team of Brisbane work injury lawyers are experts in the intricate landscape of workplace injuries, ensuring you’re informed about your rights and entitlements under the state’s legislation.

We understand the urgency of medical treatment and the importance of financial stability during your recovery. With our deep expertise in Worker’s Compensation laws, we’re equipped to guide you through the claims process, making sure you receive rightful compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and rehabilitation.

Lean on Best Injury Lawyers to stand by your side, advocate for your rights, and help you secure a brighter future after a workplace injury.

How do you get our Best?

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

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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.
Forever.

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 Workers’ Compensation claim?

An employer cannot legally terminate you solely due to your workers’ compensation claim. If you’re unfairly dismissed while on workers’ comp, it’s essential to consult with Best Injury Lawyers to protect your rights.

In Queensland, as per the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, for the first 26 weeks (or around 6 months) you will receive 85% of your average weekly earnings. After 26 weeks, this may reduce further and is dependent on your capacity for work. However, there may be specific circumstances that can affect the amount of compensation you receive. Therefore, it’s recommended to consult a workers’ compensation lawyer or contact WorkCover Queensland for specific advice.

If you’ve suffered an injury or illness related to your job, you’re likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in Queensland. Best Injury Lawyers can evaluate your case to determine your eligibility and guide you through the process.

Sole traders in Queensland are not required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance for themselves. However, if you employ workers, you may need coverage for them.

If you have been injured while working for yourself, consider whether you have income protection insurance either inside or outside your superannuation. For more information on income protection and TPD claims, see superannuation claims.

To initiate a workers’ comp claim, report the injury to your employer, seek medical attention, and contact WorkCover Queensland. Best Injury Lawyers can guide you through the entire process, ensuring your rights are upheld.

Yes, you may be eligible for disability benefits after a workers’ comp settlement if your injury results in a disability that meets the criteria for such benefits, usually in a TPD or trauma insurance policy. Consult Best Injury Lawyers for guidance.

Workers’ compensation benefits are typically based on your gross wages, but it can vary depending on the specific circumstances. In the statutory phase of your claim WorkCover will pay gross wages and a portion of your payments will be paid to the ATO on your behalf. In a common law claim, payments for loss of income are made on a net basis. Consulting with legal professionals can clarify this aspect for your case.

Employers can dispute workers’ comp claims, but they must provide valid reasons. If your claim is denied, consulting with Best Injury Lawyers can help you understand your options and appeal if necessary.

While you’re on workers’ comp, you might explore job opportunities suitable for your condition if your doctor approves. However, it’s recommended to consult legal professionals before making any decisions because it can affect your entitlement to ongoing compensation.

Yes, we highly recommend you go to your own doctor and other treating specialists and do not go to the doctors or specialists recommended by your employer.  Throughout the claim process WorkCover may require you to go to an independent medical examination, with a doctor of their choosing.  You must attend these appointments.  . However, Best Injury Lawyers can advise you on your options and rights throughout the process.

Yes, there are time limits for filing Workers Compensation Claims in Queensland. Generally, you have six months from the date of the injury to lodge a statutory claim.  You then have 3 years from the date of injury to file a common law claim. It’s important to take prompt action and consult with Best Injury Lawyers to ensure you meet the deadlines.

Maximising your entitlements involves thorough documentation of medical expenses, lost income, rehabilitation costs, and more. Rely on Best Injury Lawyers to meticulously assess your case, ensuring you receive the comprehensive compensation you deserve.

The amount of compensation varies based on factors such as the extent of injuries, medical costs, lost wages, and more. Best Injury Lawyers will diligently evaluate your case to secure the maximum compensation possible for your situation.

The duration of a Workers Compensation Claim can vary depending on factors like the complexity of your case and the severity of your injuries. Best Injury Lawyers strive to expedite the process while ensuring your best interests are met.

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 ur Workers Compensation 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?

1

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.

2

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.

3

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

4

We bring our Best
while you rest.

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

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