Did you lose a loved one due to a workplace accident? The Best team is with you. Best

Dealing with a claim after losing someone is incredibly tough, let the Best team take care of it all for you – so you can focus on more important things.

What do you need to know about making a workplace death claim for the loss of a loved one, due to a work accident?

Firstly, from all of us at Best, we’re incredibly sorry for your loss. Losing someone you love is awful under any circumstance, but  doubly so when it’s due to a possibly preventable accident.

At Best, we help clients through all types of personal injury claims, including those where someone lost their life. Because of how dramatically this loss can impact those left behind, psychologically and often financially, there are specific claim types that enable family members to seek compensation.

Like all types of claims, workplace death claims have particular time frames and limitations on who can claim, when they can claim and what they can claim. But don’t worry, our team of expert compensation lawyers can walk you through all these questions and specifics, and ensure you really understand the next steps and what options you have.

When you’re ready, our team is standing by for a free, confidential discussion about what happened and how we can help.

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 workplace death claim?

Typically, immediate family members, such as spouses, children, or dependents of the deceased, are eligible to make a claim. However, specific eligibility can vary based on the circumstances. A lawyer can provide clarity on who can claim.

Even if a pre-existing condition played a role, if workplace negligence or unsafe conditions significantly contributed to the death, a claim might still be viable. It’s crucial to discuss the specifics with a lawyer to understand potential entitlements.

Yes. In Brisbane, there’s generally a three-year limit from the date of the death to initiate a workplace death claim. However, some circumstances might modify this period. It’s essential to seek legal guidance promptly to ensure you adhere to the designated limits.

To ensure you maximise entitlements:

  • Report the incident to the employer or the workplace’s management.
  • Document all relevant details about the incident.
  • Secure witness details and their statements.
  • Obtain all relevant medical and autopsy reports.
  • Consult with a lawyer experienced in workplace death claims for comprehensive guidance.

Compensation amounts can vary based on factors like the deceased’s earnings, dependents’ needs, funeral expenses, and more. Each situation is unique. For a specific evaluation related to your circumstances, it’s best to engage with a lawyer.

Claim durations can differ. Factors influencing the timeline include the claim’s complexity, clarity regarding liability, and the specifics of the incident. While some might conclude in several months, others may extend over years. An experienced lawyer can offer a more detailed estimate.

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 Workplace Death 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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