The compensation you may receive for a claim depends on the type, nature and severity of the injury.
If your workplace injury has resulted in a loss of earnings, you may be entitled to weekly payments.
medical, hospital and rehabilitation expenses
You may have all or some of your medical treatment and service expenses paid for.
return to work assistance
Once you’ve recovered from your workplace injury, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance for costs and services associated with returning to work.
property damage claims
An accident can also cause damage to a worker’s property such as artificial aids and clothing. In such cases, you may be eligible for compensation for property damage.
If we agree that you’ll receive payment of your injured worker entitlements in a lump sum, that’s called a commutation. Several conditions must be met prior to approval for commutation.
work injury (common law) damages
In some circumstances, injured workers may lodge a claim for modified common law damages, or “work injury damages”, which compensate you for loss of income resulting from a workplace injury.
family support and funeral expenses
Payments may be made to a family member who was totally or partially dependent for support on the worker at the time of the worker's death.
workers compensation changes
Find out how the 2015 reforms will make a difference to you.