Maintaining a safe workplace is everyone’s responsibility. This section offers information and tools to help you manage risks and protect health, safety and wellbeing.
Everything you need to know about worker’s compensation insurance, whether you’re an employer needing to insure your workers or a worker who’s been injured at work.
Your rehabilitation and return to work journey will be easier if you know your options, the steps to take, and who’s responsible for what.
Information about work health and safety and electrical licensing, registration and training.
Learn about the Acts, Regulations and codes of practice we are responsible for and find information on workplace inspections and prosecutions.
Find health and safety information and guidance about your industry and the kind of work you do.
A listing of useful resources available on the website. Use the in-page search or filters to find what you need.
Find information on high risk industries, early intervention programs, dismissal protection and payments of compensation.
Workers and eligible dependents can claim lump sum compensation if their work has caused an injury or illness which is expected to end their life in the immediate to short term—for example a worker with mesothelioma.
View the list of high risk industries defined as per Schedule 5A of the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Regulation 2003.
Unpaid interns are considered workers under workers’ compensation laws and are entitled to compensation for work-related injuries. If you engage an unpaid intern they must be covered by your workers’ compensation policy or self-insurance arrangements.
This information will help you calculate workers' compensation benefits including Queensland Ordinary Time Earnings (QOTE).
Apologies have a positive role in resolving disputes and providing a mechanism for achieving justice between people with differing perspectives. A sincere apology offered in a timely manner can reduce anger about what happened and begin the process of rebuilding trust.
Read about how injured or ill workers are protected against being dismissed unfairly.
In certain circumstances workers may not be entitled to compensation or damages if they aggravate a pre-existing condition at work.
Find information about decisions made about compensation payments, including what happens if an employer is found not liable to pay compensation.
Guidance for insurers, workers and legal professionals regarding paying a worker’s statutory lump sum compensation to a solicitor’s trust account.
This information is for employers about early intervention programs (EIPs), employee assistance programs (EAPs), and their obligations under workers’ compensation laws.
All employers must report injuries sustained by workers for which workers’ compensation may be payable by their workers’ compensation insurer.
If you or your legal representatives have sufficient information to support reasonable belief that a person has committed fraud and/or provided false information during their common law claim for damages, you must tell Workers' Compensation Regulatory Services without delay.