Posts Tagged 'Workcover Queensland'

Common Law Pay Outs – Actual Results, Queensland

If you have been injured at work and made a workers compensation claim, you will eventually learn that your weekly benefits are not going to be paid forever. Eventually, the workers compensation insurer (usually Workcover Queensland) will close out your claim by sending you to an independent medical examination (or for psychiatric injuries – to the Medical Assessment Tribunal) for the purpose of a permanent impairment assessment. After the examination, you will be issued a notice of assessment. ...

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Our Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Unfortunately, around 25,000 Queenslanders get seriously injured at work each year. When you’re injured at work (or on the way to or from work), you are thrust into a different world beyond your control. To recover and return to a normal life, you have few options other than to rely on the advice from your doctor and be patient and persistent with your rehabilitation. During your recovery, you will probably receive different and conflicting information from your doctor, workplace insurer, ...

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Reducing Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs After Work Accidents

The difficulty of getting back on your feet after an injury is something that many people are unfortunately familiar with.

While we can’t do anything about accidents that happen or injuries incurred during them, there is something you can do once they have happened to minimise the impact on your life: get medical treatment as soon as possible.

However, the cost of medical treatment is naturally going to be a concern especially after you ...

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Common Workplace Injuries That You Need to Know About

Working professionals, no matter what position you have or which industry you’re in, are not immune to accidents. Even if you have a nine-to-five office job and you sit at your desk all day, you can still face a workplace injury—maybe not physically, but possibly mentally and/or emotionally.

No matter how careful you are within the environment you work in, you are still at risk of experiencing an unwanted incident that can lead you to feel helpless. ...

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Injury assessed at 0% Impairment by Workcover? Here’s why it might not matter

If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, chances are you have made a workers compensation claim through Workcover, Queensland’s largest workplace injury insurer.

At the end your rehabilitation, the claim is usually closed by Workcover sending you to a doctor for an independent medical examination (IME) and then issuing you with a Notice of Assessment. The notice quantifies your injury with a score from 0-100%.

This score is your assessed Degree of Permanent Impairment and if your injury is ...

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Don’t let Workcover close your claim without getting a ‘Notice of Assessment’

For some people, receiving a weekly payment from Workcover Queensland following an workplace injury is enough to tide them over until they have fully recovered and returned to work. In this case, Workcover will stop paying a weekly benefit and close the claim – balance is restored – everybody is happy.

But what if despite returning to work, you haven’t “fully” recovered?

Or what if you had to find a new job that is different and less physical than your old one?

If ...

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