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Employer checklist: what you need to lodge a claim

Employers other than self-insurers are required to notify WorkCover any time an injury occurs in their workplace, regardless of whether or not the worker is applying for compensation. In Queensland, you have a legislative obligation as an employer to lodge an Employer's report within eight days of notification of the injury.

Make a claim and notify of an incident

Information you need to provide

To notify WorkCover of an injury, you only need to provide some simple information about the worker and the incident. You will need:

  • the worker's full name, date of birth, and personal contact information
  • your policy number—if you aren't sure, please provide your entity's name, ABN or ACN for verification
  • details of the injury, with how and when it occurred.

You can also lodge a claim on behalf of your worker. You'll need the above information, as well as:

  • your copy of the worker's work capacity certificate
  • normal weekly earnings wage figures and working hours for your worker (if they are taking time off work).

If you don't have some of the required information, or are unsure about what information you need, call WorkCover on 1300 362 128 for assistance.

Last updated
14 June 2019

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