Workers Compensation – Working on holiday Visa, but can still claim Workers Compensation

Laura’s case

Working on a holiday visa and can still claim Workers Compensation

Laura, a young girl from the United Kingdom, was temporarily working in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. Whilst working in a café, she was asked to move extremely heavy items of furniture. As a result, she hurt her back and was forced to undertake significant spinal surgery because of her ongoing symptoms.

When her workers compensation payments expired, our client was unable to survive in Australia and was forced to move back to her home country. We were able to complete her lump-sum workers compensation claim and then successfully bring a negligence claim against her employer.