How Do I

Protect My Right to WorkCover?

  • Learn what you need to do straight away if you get hurt at work or develop an occupational illness.
  • By following this guide and consulting a lawyer well-versed in WorkCover claims, you improve the likelihood of obtaining the full benefits and additional compensation you deserve.
  • This guide has been developed by the team at Henry Carus + Associates, the leading work injury and WorkCover law firm in Melbourne with more than 40 years of experience.

Steps to Take After a Workplace Accident

Mary’s Experience

Mary came to see us after suffering a life-changing injury at work. Her employer, a major global stevedoring company, informed her of a damaged shipping container on the wharf and told Mary to go and inspect it.

As she was conducting her inspection, another worker opened the door retaining the contents of the container. In an instant, more than 10 tons of wheat spilled out and over Mary.

Mary followed the steps in our free guide Steps to Take After a Workplace Accident. We were able to achieve a settlement totalling over $1.15m in compensation for her pain and suffering and loss of earnings.