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Commonly asked questions

The first thing you should do is report your injury to your employer so that they are on notice of your injury.

Next you should see a doctor for treatment of your injury. If you are unable to work due to your injury, you should ask your doctor to complete a WorkCover medical certificate which you should provide to your employer.

You should then notify WorkCover Queensland or your employer’s self-insurer of your injury, at which time a claim will be registered.

You should consult a work injury lawyer as soon as possible after you have suffered a work-related injury. This is because many of the investigations can be compromised by the passing of time. For example, obtaining statements from witnesses is best undertaken when the events are still fresh in the mind of the witness.

A work injury lawyer from Stacks Law Firm can also guide you through the statutory phase of your claim and answer any questions you have in relation to the process generally.

There are a number of different factors that impact on the amount of compensation you may be entitled to in a work injury common law claim. A compensation lawyer from Stacks Law Firm will consider the particular circumstances of your injury and can then answer any questions you have regarding how much compensation you may be able to claim.

At Stacks Law Firm, we act on a “no win no fee” basis, which means that if you do not receive any compensation from your claim, then we will not charge any legal fees or expenses. The legal costs of a claim depend on a number of factors, including the complexity of the claim and the stage at which the claim resolves.

At Stacks Law Firm, we can provide you with an estimate of the likely costs once we have met with you to understand the particular circumstances of your injury.

A claim is usually resolved within approximately 12 to 18 months from the date of the accident. However, some claims are more complex than others, for example, a claim involving a number of different parties where the question of fault is in dispute.

At Stacks Law Firm, we will keep you updated on the progression of your claim and the likely time frame that your claim will take to resolve.

You may be entitled to bring a claim, even if your actions contributed to the accident that resulted in your injury. A compensation lawyer from Stacks Law Firm can advise you of your legal position under Queensland law.

  • A claim must be commenced in court (or a compliant notice of claim form lodged with WorkCover or your employer’s self-insurer) within three years of the date of the injury
  • If your injury happened over time, such as a repetitive strain injury, the three year period starts from the date when the symptoms of pain first commenced

Why Stacks?

Obligation free initial consultation
At Stacks Law Firm we believe that a person should be entitled to be advised of their legal rights regarding a potential claim without feeling obliged to proceed. For this reason, we are happy to meet with you on an obligation and cost-free basis to explain how the law operates and advise you on whether your potential claim is likely to succeed.
Appointments outside of business hours
At Stacks Law Firm we understand that due to work, family or other commitments, arranging a meeting during normal business hours can be difficult. For this reason, we are happy to meet with you either before or after usual office hours from Monday to Friday, or even on the weekend if preferred. It is our way of honouring our commitment to you.
Home visits if preferred
At Stacks Law Firm we understand that some clients find it difficult to attend a lawyer’s office and instead prefer to meet in their own home or a venue close to their home, such as a coffee shop. This may be for a variety of reasons, including convenience, comfort, or health or mobility reasons. We are happy to meet at your convenience and arrange the meeting in a location that best suits you.
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