If you are injured on your way to or from work you may be able to make a claim for compensation for your personal injuries or workplace injury Brisbane city. These claims are called “journey claims”.
The general rule is that if you are injured on your way to or from work you can lodge a claim for WorkCover. However, you must prove to WorkCover that the journey you were taking was a direct journey from or to your home from your place of work.
For example, if you are walking from your home to the bus stop and you fall and are injured that would satisfy the test. However, if you are driving home and stop to watch a football game and are injured at the football game this would not satisfy the test.
Every case will be different and you should lodge your WorkCover claim to begin the process.
If you are injured going to or from work and this was through a motor vehicle accident then you may also have a claim for personal injuries against the insurer of the at fault vehicle. If you suffered injuries and you were not at fault then you can maintain a WorkCover claim and a claim under the Motor Accident Insurance Act.
In this workplace injury Brisbane claims you can make the usual claims for pain and suffering, lost wages and future lost income. Also, any money that WorkCover spends will be part of your claim and refunded to WorkCover when your claim settles but you will not be out of pocket as the WorkCover refund is included in your claim.
If you are injured and think you have a journey claim you should seek urgent legal advice from a specialist personal injury lawyer.
Your Claim Lawyers specialise in all personal injury claims in Queensland and will always be on your side in your claim. Don’t delay and call Your Claim Lawyers today on 1800 968 725 or 0400 839 314 for a free consultation.