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.
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.
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.
We can provide assistance with the claim process to achieve the best possible outcome for your business.
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.
Yes there is an appeal process you can go through
Make sure that your work health and safety practices are up to date and are being complied with.