WorkCover is state government insurer. WorkCover insures the vast majority of employers throughout Queensland against accidents suffered by workers in the course of their employment.
If you have suffered an accident at work it is very important that you understand this fact. The same organisation (WorkCover) that makes a lump sum offer to you insures the employer if you bring a damages claim. In other words, it is usually in WorkCover’s interests that you accept the lump sum offer because that will often save them a lot of money.
Accordingly, you should not rely upon any advice that WorkCover officers may attempt to give you in relation to the lump sum offer or your rights to a damages claim generally.