How do I lodge a review?
You can lodge a review online using our Application for
Review e-form or by completing Form 542.3 Application for review. For more
information on applying for a review read our guide to what you
need to know.
What is the timeframe for applying for a review?
Within three months of receiving your
insurer's notice - if the notice doesn't state the reasons, you
have 20 days to ask your insurer for their reasons. Find out more
regarding the review
Can I appeal a review decision?
Yes, if you are unhappy with the Workers' Compensation
Regulator's review decision on a statutory claim, you can appeal to
the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (or for review
decisions on an employer's premium to the Industrial Magistrates
Court) within 20 business days of receiving our decision.
For more information on appealing a review decision see our
step by step guide.
How do I lodge an appeal?
File your written Notice of Appeal with the Industrial
Registry of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission in
Brisbane (or in relation to premium decisions, with the Industrial
Magistrates Court nearest your place of business or at a Court
agreed with the Workers' Compensation Regulator) - send a copy to
the Workers' Compensation Regulator
within 10 days of filing. For more information on
appealing a review decision see our
step by step guide.
Why have I been referred to a medical assessment tribunal?
There are a few possible reasons - for
example there may be differing medical opinions about your
injury, or questions about whether there is an ongoing
incapacity. It could be that the degree of permanent impairment
from your injury needs to be assessed. Ask your insurer to explain
it to you if you're not sure why you've been referred.
How does workplace rehabilitation work?
It's about helping you keep your valuable
work skills so you can go back to the job you had before you were
injured or another suitable job. Workplace rehabilitation can
involve a suitable duties program, on-the-job training for new job
skills and special help if you are severely injured.
How do I lodge a workers' compensation claim?
To lodge a workers' compensation claim you will need to contact
your employer's insurer, which in most cases will be WorkCover
Contact WorkCover Queensland on 1300 362 128 or lodge your claim
with them online.
If your employer is self-insured, contact your
employer's workers' compensation unit.