If you have suffered psychological injury as a result of a work-related incident, in Queensland or elsewhere, you may be entitled to compensation. We can advise you in detail about your right to claim and your prospects of success.
All employers in Australia must hold workers’ compensation insurance or be licensed as a self-insurer. Your claim will be handled by the insurer, with some involvement by the employer. It is the insurer who will pay any damages.
In Queensland, there are two separate stages to a workers’ compensation claim – the statutory claim phase and the common law claim for damages. Disputes regularly arise with the insurer during the statutory phase, particularly if an application for compensation is not accepted or a claim is closed prematurely. MurphySchmidt can assist with both stages of the claim. Different rules apply in other states and overseas – we can advise you about that.
We can also assist you if you have a Comcare claim.