Strict timeframes apply and you should seek legal advice if you receive a decision that you believe should be challenged. We assist employers with drafting applications for review to the Regulator. We also prepare submissions in response to applications by workers, on behalf of employers.
Where a claim is made by a worker for damages, WorkCover will manage the claim through its own claims staff and panel lawyers. For the majority of claims, employers do not need to engage their own lawyers.
However, in some multi-party disputes or complex matters, an employer may wish to seek independent advice. Denning Insurance Law can assist employers in these matters.
Defence of Recovery Actions
Uninsured employers face significant penalties under the workers’ compensation legislation. We provide advocacy to uninsured employers faced with a recovery claim by WorkCover and help employers understand their obligations.
Responding to Requests for Information
WorkCover extensive powers to request information and documents from past and current employers. If you have a query relating to a request from WorkCover, we can help you understand your obligations under the legislation.
Queensland workers’ compensation premiums are payable to WorkCover. Premiums are calculated by taking into account the claims history of an employer, the amount of wages to be payable to staff and the relevant industry rate, gazetted by the Queensland Government.