Employees who sustain work-related injuries can lodge a workers' compensation claim for costs, including medical, hospital, rehabilitation, wages and lump sum payments. WorkCover Queensland assess all claims for compensation, in accordance with the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act and Regulation .
Employees should lodge their claim for compensation through their school or workplace with a workers' compensation medical certificate. This enables the school or workplace to include relevant employment information required on this form, and to then forward all documentation together through the Regional Office, to achieve a timely decision by WorkCover Queensland. Further information on WorkCover claim processes is available in Fact Sheets.
Employees with non work-related injuries can access their sick leave balance, in accordance with the Sick Leave Directive and Leave Policy . Employees who exhaust their sick leave balance may apply to access Income Protection Benefits to receive weekly payments of 75% of their wage from QSuper, in accordance with QSuper's eligibility criteria. Employees who sustain permanent disabilities may apply for a disability benefit from QSuper, in accordance with eligibility criteria. Further information is available in Fact Sheets.
Employees with work-related injuries or illnesses can apply to WorkCover for costs associated with their injury, including wages, medical, hospital, rehabilitation and lump sum costs.
Employees with non work-related injuries or illnesses may be eligible to access income protection benefits from QSuper, once they have exhausted their paid sick leave balance and have had 2 weeks of leave without pay.
Employees can also apply to access leave in accordance with their current leave balances, departmental policy and the relevant public service directives on types of leave.
DETE Leave Entitlements for Employees procedure
This page was last reviewed on 16 Aug 2012