What time do I have to apply?

It is best to lodge an application for workers’ compensation as soon as possible to the time the injury was sustained and you attended a doctor in relation to the injury.

Legislation determines that an application for workers’ compensation must be lodged within six months of incurring a workplace injury or illness.

However a delay in lodging an application may mean benefits are not paid from the date the injury is sustained.

So it is in your best interest to lodge a claim as soon as the injury or illness has been sustained and you have attended a doctor in relation to the injury.