Your Rights

You have a right to seek legal advice in the case of a workplace injury and accident claim.

Unlike many generalist law firms, Queensland Compensation Lawyers focus only on personal injury law which means you get professional advice from practitioners dedicated to this field.

You have a right to consult a lawyer before you sign any documents.

You are not bound to sign any paperwork, documents or anything at all from any person or organisation before you consult your own lawyer.   

If anyone is pressuring you to sign anything or implying that you have to sign something, tell them you know your rights.

You have a right to know the time limits that apply to a workplace injury & accident claim.

From the date of a workplace accident, you have three years to commence a claim in Court.

A ‘Notice of Claim for Damages’ must be served on WorkCover Queensland which, once compliant, will protect the three-year limitation date. Following this, the claim will commence towards a settlement conference.

REMEMBER: Each individual case is different. Legal advice should be sought as soon as possible after the injury or the onset of symptoms occur.

You have a right to know what damages are recoverable in a personal injuries compensation claim.

The following damages are generally recoverable in personal injury claims:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Medical, medication and rehabilitation expenses
  • Past lost wages
  • Future loss of wages
  • Future medical and rehabilitation
  • Care and assistance provided by family and friends (in some circumstances)
  • Paid care and assistance
  • Home modifications
  • Legal cost in some cases

You have a right to question decisions which you think aren’t fair.

Having a claim refused is not necessarily the end of the process. Neither is an offer that is too low or unfair. We can help you decide if the best course of action is to lodge a claim in court and ask the judge to decide.

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