Worker's compensation is aimed at supporting workers who are injured (physical and psychological injuries), aggravate an existing condition, or otherwise become ill (e.g., dust diseases) while performing their work duties. Every Australian worker should be covered by worker's compensation.
Injured workers are entitled to a range of benefits and compensation, either under their specific state-based compensation scheme, or the federal Comcare scheme. The scheme that applies to a particular injured worker will depend mainly on who the worker’s employer is, and where they are based for the purposes of their employment.
In addition to any statutory benefits (called a ‘no fault’ claim), workers who are injured due to the negligence of another person or entity may also be entitled to worker's compensation common law damages.
We provide advice and assistance for workers injured in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Cameron Hall is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Personal Injury Specialist with more than 32 years’ dedicated experience in helping individuals recover the compensation they deserve, whether it be as a result of an injury sustained at work, in a motor vehicle accident, through the negligence of a medical service provider, or in a public or private setting.