A workplace dispute can cause severe issues amongst employers and staff and is a very stressful issue to deal with alone. The good news is that Queensland law includes many provisions to protect employees so an attorney will be capable of offering help, no matter your issue. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at the common forms of workplace disputes and their legal claims.
When you are injured at work you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, WorkCover or the self-insurer will eventually stop paying those payments and close your claim, irrespective of whether your injuries have healed. Up until this point your income and treatment has been covered by “no fault “statutory scheme. When your injuries … Read more
For an injury to count as a workplace injury, it must be connected to your work – but does not always have to occur in the actual workspace. As outlined in the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, an injury is any personal injury arising in the course of, employment, so long as the employment is … Read more
What is whiplash and what are the symptoms of whiplash? It is a non-medical term used to describe neck pain which has resulted from a soft tissue injury to the neck. It is a common injury that is caused by a traumatic incident such as a car accident, wherein the neck is extended beyond its … Read more
WorkCover is a form of insurance available for employees that are injured at work or travelling to work. The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) establishes a workers’ compensation scheme for Queensland, providing benefits relating to workplace injuries or fatalities, and insurance for employers. The Act states that employers must insure their workers with WorkCover Queensland under an Accident Insurance Policy.
Work Cover is a ‘no fault’ scheme, so despite who or what caused the injury it allows Queensland workers to make a claim and access benefits if they sustain a work-related injury or illness.
Motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injuries and financial hardship. It’s essential to be aware of your compensation rights if you are involved in an accident that was not your fault. The claim process for motor vehicle accidents can be frustrating and confusing.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the various complexities involved in the entire claim process and ensure your rights are protected.
In many cases, the simplest way to resolve a personal injury claim is through settlement. However, accepting a settlement from the other party without consulting a lawyer is risky. The settlement offered may fall short, resulting in the claimant waiving the right to legitimate entitlements.
Injury settlements should be negotiated by personal injury lawyers from both sides to ensure everyone meets their obligations and that the claimant is appropriately compensated.
If you are injured as a result of your work, you may be eligible for compensation. This includes physical and psychological injuries or illnesses sustained at work, as well as any medical costs, ongoing treatment, rehabilitation, disability compensation, loss of income or other damage related to the injury.
Laws in Queensland exist to ensure workers are appropriately compensated if they are injured at work. There are two main pathways when making a workplace injury claim – worker’s compensation and common law claims. Below, we’ll be looking at workers’ compensation and the importance of engaging a compensation lawyer to manage the process.
When you’re out in a public place, like a local park, you can expect a reasonable level of safety. For example, you expect playground equipment to be well-constructed or for the roof above you to be structurally sound.
Public liability refers to laws that cover compensation for injuries in public areas and on private property. Making a public liability claim requires you to demonstrate that your injury occurred as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence.
It’s difficult to outline the compensation process for public liability claims as each situation is unique. It generally involves trying to show fault for an accident in order to secure monetary compensation for past and future medical expenses, loss of earnings and other related expenses.