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  • News article

    WorkCover’s response for flood-affected policyholders

    Many of our policyholders have been affected by severe flooding in south-eastern Queensland, and we understand that these are extraordinarily difficult times.

  • Media release

    Truckie fined after teenager crushed in workplace incident

    An experienced truck driver has pleaded guilty in the Longreach Magistrates Court to breaching his work health and safety duty over an incident in which a young worker was crushed and spent 18 days in hospital.

  • Media release

    Gold Coast handyman fined $60,000 for unlicensed and dodgy electrical work

    After posing as a licensed electrical contractor and doing illegal and dangerous electrical work, a Gold Coast handyman was found guilty of seven charges under the Electrical Safety Act 2002 in the Southport Magistrates Court recently.

  • News article

    Medical fees update - effective 1 March 2022

    WorkCover Queensland has updated the Medical Items Table of Costs. Changes will take effect on 1 March 2022.

  • Media release

    Unguarded meat slicer cuts deep for local wholesaler

    Using an unguarded meat slicer has cost an individual running a meat service delivery business $70,000, and its two partners $25,000 each in fines for exposing workers to a risk of death or serious injury.

  • Media release

    Handyman fined after using wrecking bar to remove asbestos

    A local handyman has been fined $3,000 for removing 36.8m2 of asbestos from a Paddington home without holding a licence, using a wrecking bar to remove the asbestos in an uncontrolled manner and for disposing of the asbestos in an unsafe manner.

  • Media release

    Huge fines imposed on major macadamia nut grower

    One of the world’s largest macadamia producers has been fined more than $400,000 over a series of work safety breaches which left workers with serious injuries, including an injury which resulted in a forearm amputation.

  • News article

    Medical fees update - effective 1 December 2021

    WorkCover Queensland has reviewed and updated the tables of costs for medical treatment applicable for workers' compensation in Queensland. The changes are effective 1 December 2021 and reflect the maximum fees payable.

  • News article

    Craig's story

    Craig suffered serious injuries when he fell from a ladder at work. Here's how support and a positive mindset helped Craig get back.

  • News article

    Specialty medical assessment tribunal applications now open

    Experienced specialist medical practitioners are invited to join the Specialty Medical Assessment Tribunal - independent panels of medical specialists who decide complex medical questions.

  • News article

    Asbestos Awareness Week 2021

    This Asbestos Awareness Week (22-28 November), we’re showing householders and tradies where they could find asbestos in homes and what they should do to stay safe.

  • News article

    New Private Hospital Services Table of Costs now available – effective 1 December 2021

    WorkCover Queensland has introduced a Private Hospital Services Table of Costs for the treatment of patients with a workers' compensation claim.