What is a ‘Notice of Assessment’ in Queensland?

Quick answer

A Notice of Assessment is a document that outlines your workplace injury and your Degree of Permanent Impairment (DPI). It may also include a statutory lump sum compensation offer.

In depth answer

In Queensland, the path to compensation for a workplace injury or illness differs from other states. Once your injuries have stabilised, your DPI will be assessed by WorkCover Queensland. The insurer will then send you a Notice of Assessment, which outlines both your DPI and the options you have for compensation.

You are required to respond to the Notice of Assessment with a decision: whether you will undertake a workers compensation claim or pursue a work injury damages claim. Before you respond, it is crucial to engage a lawyer. Our legal team will ensure you do not lose any entitlements, and help you secure the maximum compensation.

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