The Plaintiff was a librarian who injured her back when upturning a book return box to retrieve a book that had slipped under the base.
If you are receiving Queensland workers’ compensation benefits following your injuries, these benefits can be stopped once your injuries become “stable and stationary,” which means your injury is unlikely to worsen or improve. At this stage Workcover may issue you with a Notice of Assessment.
What is a Workcover Notice of Assessment?
If you suffer an injury at work in Queensland – physical or psychological – you are entitled to claim benefits through Workcover.
You don’t need to prove anyone’s fault to be eligible. But to obtain additional compensation, or ‘damages’, you must bring a common law claim.