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What happens when WorkCover cuts you off?

Have you been receiving workers’ compensation benefits for an injury you had at work, and WorkCover Queensland has at some stage cut you off from those benefits?

If you disagree with WorkCover Queensland’s decision to cut your benefits you can request a review of the decision with the Workers Compensation Regulator. This request must be made within three (3) months of you receiving WorkCover Queensland’s decision.

In some cases WorkCover Queensland may reduce your benefits. This occurs if your injures are still not stable and stationary after two years. After a period of 2 years of total incapacity your weekly benefits are decreased from 75% of the pre-injury net weekly earnings, to an amount equal to the Centrelink single rate pension  (an amount which we note is significantly less then 75% of the pre-injury net weekly earnings).

For you to be entitled to continue receiving 75% of the net weekly earnings you must demonstrate to WorkCover that you have an injury that could result in a degree of permanent impairment (DPI) of more than 15%.

Alternatively, if you do not want to review the decision you can ask for an assessment of your permanent impairment.

If you need assistance with your WorkCover claim, contact one of our injury lawyers on 1300 285 888.


Date Published - April 11, 2022

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