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Make a statutory claim

Employers should notify us of any workplace injuries as soon as they can. Workers can also lodge a claim and can do so up to six months after the date of injury. Once a worker has lodged a claim we will contact the employer for further information and to notify them that a new claim has been lodged on their policy. 

Worker checklist for lodging a workers' compensation claim.
Employer checklist for lodging a workers' compensation claim.

Make a common law claim

Complete a Notice of claim for damages and:

A common law claim needs evidence to prove the employer was either negligent (at fault) or did not meet their obligations to prevent injury. Whilst it is not mandatory, most people choose to engage a solicitor as the process can be complex and is legal in nature.

Workers can make claim up to three years from the date of injury.

Potential common law claims

Anyone who believes a statutory claim may result in a common law claim can notify WorkCover. This allows us to start collecting relevant information for a timely resolution of this type of claim.

Last updated
26 March 2014

Small business

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