WorkCover Claims – Statutory

What is a Statutory Law WorkCover claim?

A Statutory Law WorkCover is when an employee is injured at work and elects make an application to WorkCover or the self-insurer in relation to that injury.  Under the Queensland workers’ compensation scheme, employees have the right to sue their employer for negligence through a common law or damages claim.

Has an employee made a claim for WorkCover?

If your employee has been injured at work and they make a statutory claim, you can respond to that claim with your responses.  Depending on the type of injury it could be that the claim is rejected or accepted.

What are your options?

It is important to respond to any investigation and top provide WorkCover with all the details from the business’s perspective.  If there is a review or an appeal it is also a good idea to make sure that everything is documented so that you may provide a concise response that is easy to understand.

How do our employment lawyers help you?

We can provide assistance with the claim process to achieve the best possible outcome for your business.

Frequently Asked Questions

One of our employees has made a WorkCover claim, what can we do to prove they are wrong and we have not been negligent?

You may want to commence an investigation if you have not already done one to make sure that you have all the evidence you need to respond to the claim.

I do not agree with WorkCover’s decision regarding one of our employee’s WorkCover claims, can I dispute their decision?

Yes there is an appeal process you can go through

What can we do to prevent WorkCover claims?

Make sure that your work health and safety practices are up to date and are being complied with.

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