Common Law Workers Compensation Queensland
If you have been injured at work, you may be eligible for a compensation claim. Speak to one of our expert lawyers in Queensland and start the process today.
Am I entitled to a common law claim in Queensland?
If you have been injured at work, you are able to claim benefits from WorkCover. To obtain further compensation you must bring a common law claim, and will benefit from the assistance of a good common law contract lawyer.
A Workers Compensation policy will often also cover liability for any work related ‘common law’ claims by employees, such as common law claims psychological injury.
Common law damages is a payment made after a common law claim.
It’s paid if:
- An employer is found to have breached their duty of care to a worker, and,
- A worker has experienced an injury that’s caused them loss as a result of that breach
The payment of common law damages is made once a settlement is reached. This can happen through negotiation or by going to court, and why you may decide it is best to enlist the assistance of a common law lawyer during this difficult time.
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