Work Injury Damages Claim Compensation Calculator

Experiencing a personal injury at work can present physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Understanding the legal system can seem daunting, but WT Compensation Lawyers can guide you through everything you need to know about your workers’ compensation claim. We’ll discuss the potential value of your claim and empower you to make informed decisions about seeking justice. Contact us today to begin your journey towards fair workers’ compensation.


Note that there is a difference between statutory claims and common law claims – common law claims can only be filed if someone was at fault or negligent. If you claim compensation for pain and suffering, this would fall under common law claims. Have a look at our blog on WorkCover QLD to find out more about the types of claims you can file. Our friendly team is also available to answer any questions you may have about the different types of claims. 

Remember, our calculator will only provide you with an estimate, so the actual amount you receive could be higher or lower depending on the specific details of your case. However, this estimate can serve as a helpful starting point in understanding your potential options. 

What Are Work Injury Damages?

Work injury damages compensate you for the various losses you suffer from an injury sustained at work. These losses can be financial, such as lost wages and medical expenses, or non-financial, like pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

How Much Compensation Can I Expect?

There’s no simple answer to this question. Your compensation depends on factors such as pain and suffering, medical expenses, etc. Let’s take a look:

  • The severity of your injury: Higher compensation is typically awarded for more serious injuries with long-lasting effects, such as back injury.
  • The impact of your injury on your work: If your injury prevents you from returning to your job or limits your earning capacity, your compensation will reflect that.
  • Medical expenses: More severe injuries will need more medical attention and rehabilitation, which will lead to higher costs and higher injury compensation. 
  • Pain and suffering: If you’ve experienced severe physical and psychological injuries, your pain and suffering compensation will be higher.

The Work Injury Damages Claim Compensation Calculator considers these factors and uses relevant data to provide you with a range of potential compensation. This is just an estimate, so consulting with a lawyer is crucial for accurately assessing your work injury claim.

What Sort of Injuries Causes Permanent Impairment?

Permanent impairment refers to long-term or lasting effects of your injury that affect your physical or mental function. Examples include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Severe burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Chronic pain syndromes

A medical professional must determine the degree of permanent impairment and assign a percentage rating. This rating significantly impacts your potential compensation, as it reflects the long-term consequences of your injury. If you’re not happy with your assessment, you can request a review by the Medical Assessment Tribunal (MAT). 

What Types of Losses Does a Workplace Injury Claim Cover?

Types of Losses a Workplace Injury Claim can cover
What Types of Losses does a Workplace Injury Claim cover

Your work injury claim can compensate you for various losses, including:

  • Medical expenses: All reasonable costs associated with your injury, including doctor visits, medication, surgery, rehabilitation, and assistive devices.
  • Lost wages: Compensation for any income you lose due to your inability to work while recovering from your injury.
  • Loss of earning capacity: Compensation for your loss if your injury affects your ability to return to your previous job or limits your future earning potential.
  • Pain and suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional distress, as well as loss of enjoyment of life, caused by your injury.
  • Other losses: Depending on your specific situation, you may be entitled to compensation for other losses, such as property damage or needing home modifications.

How is Pain and Suffering Calculated?

Calculating pain and suffering is complex. Several factors will impact your compensation calculation, including:

  • How severe your pain is 
  • How long your pain has lasted
  • How your pain has affected your daily life
  • The emotional distress caused by your injury  
  • Any psychological effects of your injury

Under Queensland law, compensation for pain and suffering (general damages) is determined by the Injury Scale Value (ISV) outlined in the Civil Liability Regulation 2014. The calculations can be very complicated, but legal professionals experienced in personal injury claims can effectively assess the ISV and advocate for their clients’ rightful compensation.

Even if at fault, you may have a right to compensation. Start your claims check:


Calculate Your Work Injury Compensation Claim

An online compensation calculator cannot replace personalised legal advice, but it can provide you with a valuable starting point. Be prepared to answer questions about:

  • The nature of your injury
  • How severe your impairment is
  • Your medical expenses
  • Your lost wages
  • Any other relevant losses

The calculator will then generate an estimated range of potential compensation based on your provided data. Always consult with your lawyer for an accurate assessment.

Seeking Expert Advice

A lawyer’s expertise can help navigate the claims process and ensure you receive fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, permanent impairment, and pain and suffering.

Scenario: Work Injury in Belmont

Sarah, a baker at a local Belmont bakery, is burnt while handling hot equipment. The injury requires surgery and weeks of rehabilitation, which prevents her from working. What compensation is she entitled to under Queensland law?

WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover is a statutory scheme that provides financial and medical support to workers injured at work or diagnosed with an occupational disease. It’s funded by employers and administered by WorkSafe Queensland.

Potential Compensation

Category Description
Medical Expenses All reasonable costs related to treating the injury, including doctor visits, surgery, medication, and rehabilitation.
Lost Wages Weekly payments to replace income lost due to the injury, typically up to 80% of pre-injury earnings.
Impairment Benefits Lump sum payment for permanent impairment caused by the injury, assessed based on the severity and impact on future earning capacity. The compensation amount is approximately $3,000 per 1% on the impairment rating scale in Queensland.
Non-Economic Loss Compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-financial losses. This is generally only available for serious injuries and common law claims. The average common law claim for 2022 to 2023 was $188,784.00*

*Queensland workers’ compensation scheme statistics 2022–23

Disclaimer: This scenario and compensation estimate are for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Please consult with WT Compensation Lawyers for personalised guidance based on your specific situation. We’re here to take some of the weight off your shoulders by guiding you with expert legal advice and support.

Work Injury Damages Claim Compensation FAQs

The impairment rating scale is a tool used to evaluate how much your injury affects your physical or mental abilities in the long term. A medical expert determines this rating, usually as a percentage. A higher rating means a more severe impairment and could lead to greater compensation.

A lump sum payment for pain and suffering compensates you for the physical and emotional distress caused by your injury. Lawyers use the Injury Scale Value (ISV) to calculate this compensation, which will include your psychological and physical injuries. This amount is typically included within your overall settlement and is not paid as a separate sum.

According to Queensland workers’ compensation scheme statistics 2022–23, the average cost of a time lost claim is around $28,000.

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