Know your rights - advice on workcover, claims and support

Guidance and support for members and their communities


Understanding your legal entitlements as a worker can be difficult when you're not sure where to look for support.  This page contains up to date guidance from legal firm Ryan Carlisle Thomas, as well as regularly updated phone numbers for advocacy bodies and organisations offering crisis support and information on your rights.

RCT are experts in personal injury compensation including TAC and WorkCover claims, Institutional Abuse, and Superannuation TPD insurance claims.

Ryan Carlisle Thomas run a regularly updated blog focussing on issues that workers commonly face on site.  The links below will take you to their most recent blog pieces.


Will an exit medical effect a Workcover claim?

Treating multiple workplace related concussions on Workcover

Claiming medical expenses as an injured worker

Guidelines on independent medical examiners

How to dispute a Workcover decision

Your annual leave entitlements while on Workcover

The gig economy and workers rights

Workcover Claims for Psychological Injury

Your Workcover Rights after 52 weeks of payments

How to dispute a Workcover decision

Annual Leave accrual on Workcover Payments


For further advice on any of these issues or if you feel like you may need support with a claim, contact your delegate or onsite organiser, or alternatively get in touch with NUW assist on their email and telephone 1300 275 689.


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