Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Brisbane

If you’ve been injured in a work-related accident, understanding the world of workers’ compensation claims has more than likely been stressful for you. However, it is important to secure the compensation you deserve. At WT Compensation Lawyers, we understand how demanding and complex these claims can be. We’re here to take some of the weight off your shoulders by guiding you through your workers’ compensation claims


The WT team, your dedicated workers’ compensation lawyers in Brisbane, is here to offer legal support and help you get through the challenges of claiming your compensation post-injury. Your well-being is always our top priority, and we are committed to guiding you through the process with compassion.

Do I Have a Claim?

We’ll start you off with a free initial consultation, where we outline your rights and what you’re entitled to. After this, we’ll assess the most appropriate workers’ compensation claim for your specific situation. Early legal advice is crucial, and our WorkCover lawyers in Brisbane will work with you to develop a strategy that maximises your claim and benefits. We’ll handle all the nitty-gritty details, including liability assessments and negotiating with WorkCover, so you can focus on your recovery.

If your workers’ compensation claim is approved, you have the right to recover lost wages during your incapacity (unable to work) period. Additionally, you are entitled to claim compensation for reasonable medical, treatment, and rehabilitation expenses, medicine, and travel costs (within reason).

If you are eligible to claim damages through common law for a work injury, the calculation typically covers:

  • Pain, suffering, and the loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of past and future earnings, along with any superannuation lost because of the injury
  • Past and future hospital and medical expenses, including surgical costs
  • Ongoing or expected future rehabilitation and treatment expenses
  • Out-of-pocket expenses for items such as pharmaceuticals, travel, and equipment

When Should I Make a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Brisbane?

We advise our clients to lodge the claim within 20 working days of the incident. If you’ve been injured at work, it’s best to start your workers’ compensation claim as soon as possible after the incident. Taking action quickly is key. If you wait to file a claim, it could affect the benefits you receive, such as cover for medical bills and compensation for the troubles you and your family might face. 

You will also need to visit a registered doctor and get a workers’ compensation medical certificate as soon as possible. You’ll use this document throughout the claim process.  

Don’t hesitate – contact WT Compensation Lawyers as soon as you notice signs of a work-related injury. We’re here to assist you through the process with care and make sure you receive the support you need.

How Long Does It Take to Process a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Brisbane?

After you submit your claim, WorkCover has 20 business days to decide whether to accept or reject it. If your claim is accepted, it will stay open – how long it stays open depends on how severe your injuries are and how well you’re recovering. The claim will stay open or active until you’ve had the right treatment and rehabilitation, and your injury is stable.

What Should I Do If My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Rejected?

If your claim is rejected or closed too early, you usually have the right to challenge or appeal that decision. In Queensland, if you disagree with WorkCover’s decision, you can request a review from the Workers’ Compensation Regulator. This process also has strict time limits; for instance, you will only have 20 business days to get the request for review started. So, it’s crucial to seek legal advice as soon as you receive a rejection or closure notice.

How Is My Compensation Calculated?

The compensation you may be entitled to depends on various factors, including the extent of your injuries, your age, employment details, impact on wages, required treatment, and future care needs. With strict time limits for making workers’ compensation claims, our free initial consultation ensures you understand your rights.

Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims 

Queensland’s laws allow for two types of workers’ compensation claims: common law claims and statutory claims. Statutory claims are more typical, because all workers are covered for injuries at work. On the other hand, common law claims can only be claimed if someone else was negligent. 

We found some interesting statistics in the recently published Queensland workers’ compensation scheme statistics 2022–23. Common law claims have increased by 7%, while statutory claims have decreased by 1.8% over the last year. In addition, common law claims made up nearly 30% of all workers’ compensation claims. 

The report also notes that the average damages cost for common law claims from 2022 to 2023 was $188,794.00 – this is a 7.2% increase compared to the previous year. These figures may indicate that workers are pursuing compensation claims more frequently; however, it is likely more claims have been lodged and won by lawyers on their behalf.

WT Compensation Lawyers specialize in managing workers’ compensation claims related to physical injuries, persistent symptoms, PTSD, income loss, permanent impairment, and negligence, particularly those arising from work-related stress. Our team is adept at grasping the intricacies of each case, ensuring that you consistently receive thorough legal representation.

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


Our Process

When you choose WT Compensation Lawyers, you’re not just hiring legal representation – you’re getting a supportive partner. We simplify the legal proceedings by submitting your claim correctly and on time, and by negotiating with other parties on your behalf. Our team also keeps you informed at every step, so you won’t even need to think about the frustration of dealing with complex legal processes.

We start by gathering details of your incident, including information about the at-fault party, accident reports, witness statements, and any other evidence. Our goal is to assess the strength of your case using evidence such as medical expenses and all other relevant documentation.

Let’s break down the legal procedure into clear, step-by-step actions for you:

Step 1: Initial Consultation

Begin by booking a consultation with our legal team. During this meeting, we’ll gather detailed information about your incident. It’s a good idea to be prepared to share important details, including any at-fault party’s information, accident reports, witness statements, and other relevant evidence.

Step 2: Evidence Collection

Our team will guide you through the process of collecting crucial evidence. This may involve getting medical records, accident reports, and any other documentation that supports, justifies, and strengthens your case. The goal at this stage is to evaluate your case based on tangible evidence.

Step 3: Case Assessment

After we’ve put together all the essential details on your work-related injury, our team of lawyers will carry out a thorough assessment. This evaluation will look into the specifics of your case, considering factors such as medical expenses directly associated with the workplace incident, and costs related to any repairs. This step is quite detailed and very important for gauging the strength of your case. It also helps us understand the potential for a successful legal outcome tailored to your work-related injuries. 

We will then develop a tailored legal strategy for your case, based on the assessment, specific details, and evidence at hand. This strategy will outline the approach we’ll take to pursue your claim. 

Step 5: Negotiation or Filing a Lawsuit

Depending on the circumstances and the assessment of your case, we will either enter into negotiations with the opposing (at-fault) party or move forward with filing a lawsuit. Our goal is to achieve the best possible resolution for you, whether this is through a settlement or a court decision.

Our experienced legal team will provide you with dedicated representation throughout the legal process. We’ll handle all communications with the opposing party, negotiate on your behalf, and, if necessary, present your case in court.

Step 7: Settlement or Trial

If a fair settlement can be reached through negotiation, we will guide you through the terms and make sure that your rights are protected. If a settlement is not possible, we will present a compelling case in court to get a favourable judgement on your behalf.

Step 8: Resolution and Closure

After the legal process concludes, we will ensure that all your documentation is finalised and any compensation is sent to you quickly. Our commitment is to settle your case in a way that leaves you feeling satisfied, and with the closure and compensation you deserve.

Navigating the legal landscape can be stressful and overwhelming. At WT Compensation Lawyers, we offer friendly, straightforward support, ensuring you don’t face this challenge alone.

When it’s time to talk, we’re here to listen. Join us for your free consultation and take the first step towards getting the compensation you deserve.


A workers’ compensation lawyer in Brisbane focuses on assisting individuals who have sustained workplace injuries or harm at work, or on the commute to or from work. These lawyers understand the complexities of workers’ compensation law and injury claims, and serve as advocates for their clients to secure a fair settlement or court judgement.

Choosing a workers’ compensation lawyer from our law firm provides many benefits. Our team’s experience ensures a thorough understanding of detailed legal procedures, enhancing the likelihood of a successful WorkCover claim. We offer personalised attention, reducing stress for our clients, and we work diligently to get the compensation they rightfully deserve.

A qualified workers’ compensation lawyer should hold a law degree and be admitted to practice. At WT Compensation Lawyers, our team goes above and beyond these foundational qualifications, bringing extensive experience, continuous professional development, and a detailed understanding of the complexities of workers’ compensation law. This commitment guarantees exceptional representation for our clients in Brisbane and Queensland.

What our clients say

Thank you WT Compensation Lawyers for your hard work, commitment and dedication towards settling my case. This was my first ever experience having the helping hand of a lawyer and I’m glad it was with your firm! Thank you very much for making everything seem so easy and clear for me to understand. I will definitely know who I can trust in regards to seeking legal aid

Asipeli Feki

Warm, kind, compassionate, knowledgeable… I could go on and on about Jono and his great team at WT Compensation Lawyers. The words thank you don’t even begin to describe how grateful I am to this great team of personal injury lawyers and for the way they help people and show that they genuinely care about their clients.

R Rasul

I am beyond grateful for the genuine assistance of WT Compensation lawyers to get through with my claim. Absolutely every single person I had contact with at the team were amazing. I especially want to thank Jono Wu who helped me achieve an outstanding outcome.

Virginia Su

Jono, Sinny and everyone at WT Compensation Lawyers are the best car accident lawyers in Brisbane I’ve come across. The genuine care, compassion and human kindness they show to their clients is clear from the very first moment you speak to them. I cannot recommend them enough to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer and would not hesitate at all to refer any of my family or friends. Thank you guys always for all your great work.

Ru McKinnon

Big thanks to WT, Jono, Sinny and the entire team. I couldn’t be happier with boys and the help they’ve given me and my family over the years. Both my sister and partner had car accidents and got unreal results from their claim. These guys are talented, empathetic and genuinely want the best for their clients and I couldn’t recommend them more if you want the best car accident lawyers.

Tylor Bunting

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


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