WorkCover Lawyers Gold Coast
A Workcover lawyer on the Gold Coast
If you’ve had an accident or have been injured at work, your life could change in that instant. It can take a while and be really difficult to get your life back on track after an injury. We are workers compensation and Workcover lawyers based in Coolangatta and the Gold Coast. At Main Lawyers, we provide a No-win No-fee service with our principal lawyer helping you every step of the way.
Workplace accidents happen. Can you afford to let one take you out?
Injuries due to accidents at work are more common than you think. If you were injured onsite, offsite or elsewhere while working, we can help you get your life back on track.
There’s more at stake when you’re out of commission due to injury than you might think. You won’t just be missing out on your wage. Medical bills and any potential for future lost income come into play as well as the following:
- Hospital expenses
- Lost wages
- Travelling expenses
- Permanent disability compensation
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Return to work therapy and service
- Death compensation
Receiving compensation early may help you cover weekly expenses, medical expenses and any impairment liabilities no matter who was at fault for the injury.
Types of Injuries and Diseases Covered by Workers Compensation and WorkCover Schemes in Queensland
Depending on your industry and the risks associated, you may be covered for any of the following types of work-related injuries and diseases:
- Injuries suffered while at work, during work activities or while out on a job
- Diseases caused by your line of work
- Diseases or pre-existing health conditions made worse by work
- Injuries suffered while travelling for work or between jobs
- Injuries suffered while you were receiving medical treatment for a different work-related injury
A number of factors will affect the amount of compensation you may be entitled to. An expert WorkCover or workers compensation lawyer can give you advice about your rights and entitlements.
Some examples of injuries in workers compensation cases
- Back, spinal and slipped disc injuries
- Hand, arm or finger injuries
- Foot, toe or leg injuries
- Head, face or eye injuries
- Neck or shoulder injuries
- Brain injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Cancer conditions
- Fractures, broken bones or other bone injuries
- Injuries to soft tissues
- Work related infection conditions e.g. Qfever
- Industrial deafness
- Exposure to hazardous substances
- Asbestos Exposure
- Chemical Exposure
- Radiation Exposure
- Burn injuries
- Lung conditions
- Industrial asthma
- Occupational asthma
- Black lung
- Industrial accidents
Work-related injuries don’t have to just be physical. Stress-related injuries such as heart attacks, strokes, psychological conditions and existing conditions made worse due to work-related stress can also be compensated.
If you have suffered from any of the above, and are looking for legal help then it’s important to speak with professional work accident lawyers Gold Coast.
What is the process for a workers compensation claim?
As each WorkCover and workers compensation claim is unique, the legal process will differ depending on the facts of each incident.
No matter your situation, the first things you should do are:
- Report the incident to your employer
- Complete a WorkCover form
- Get a WorkCover medical certificate
Make sure you keep copies of these documents for yourself before you give the originals to your employer. It may also be best for you to lodge your claim with an insurer.
At Main Lawyers, we know this process can be complicated and somewhat scary. That’s why we have expert solicitors on our team who can guide you through the entire process. We like to keep things down to earth and simple for you.
- You call us and we listen
- You chat with our Principal lawyer for free*
- We help you build your case
- You run your case with our expert team by your side
- Settlement negotiations
- Case conclusion
Looking for more info on WorkCover? Check out our WorkCover explained Article.
*Our office is based in Coolangatta. If you can’t get here, we can travel to you at work, at home or in a hospital anywhere on the Gold Coast..
Need help with your Workers Compensation or WorkCover case?
It costs nothing to speak to our WorkCover and workers compensation lawyers and find out where you stand. If you can’t come to us in Coolangatta, we come to you anywhere in the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Brisbane and some areas in Northern NSW. Call us on 1800 314 761 or email email@example.com to book in a free consultation today.
Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland and/or New South Wales compensation law and is current at the time of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be used as such. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For expert advice call 1800 314 761 for a free discussion of your matter with one of our experienced lawyers.