Please note: The WorkCover payout examples listed in the table below do not include any future lost earnings. The future lost earnings portion of claims often exceed $1 million.

Because of this, your claim could be worth considerably more than the WorkCover payout examples below.

Nature of injuryAmount effective 1 July 2018 ($)
Upper extremity injuriesUpto - $3,578,357
Fingers and Hand
Sensory loss on either side of thumbUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of index fingerUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of 2 joints of index fingerUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of distal joint to index fingerUpto - $3,578,357
Sensory loss to palmar surface of index fingerUpto - $3,578,357
Structural loss of 2 joints of middle fingerUpto - $3,578,357
Sensory loss to palmar surface of middle fingerUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of ring fingerUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of 2 joints of ring fingerUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of distal joint of ring fingerUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of little fingerUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of 2 joints of little fingerUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of distal joint of little finger Upto - $3,578,357
Structural loss of hand or arm below the level of the elbowUpto - $3,578,357
Crush injury to hand with multiple fractures (healed with no deformities) but resulting in mild loss of motion of all fingers with extensive scarring and soft tissue damageUpto - $3,578,357
Wrist
Carpal tunnel syndrome, whether operated or non-operated, with residual subjective symptoms or signs e.g. dysaesthesia or muscle wastingUpto - $3,578,357
Fractured scaphoid, operated Upto - $3,578,357
Fracture of radius or ulna or carpus bones with moderate limitation of wrist movements and mild limitation of elbow movements
Upto - $3,578,357
Elbow
Medial or lateral epicondylitis of elbow, whether operated or non-operated with residual subjective symptoms or signs e.g. pain and tendernessUpto - $3,578,357
Injury to elbow region resulting in moderate loss of all movements Upto - $3,578,357
Shoulder and Arm
Injury to shoulder region resulting in mild loss of all movementsUpto - $3,578,357
Injury to shoulder region resulting in moderate loss of all movementsUpto - $3,578,357
Lower extremity injuriesUpto - $3,578,357
Toes and Foot
* Structural loss of any toe (other than great toe) Upto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of great toeUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of joint of great toe Upto - $3,578,357
Fracture of any metatarsal, worst possible outcome e.g. pain or loss of weight transfer Upto - $3,578,357
Structural loss of a foot Upto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of two toes (other than great toe) of a foot Upto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of three toes (other than great toe) of a foot Upto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of four toes (other than great toe) of a footUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of great toe and one other toe of a footUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of great toe and two other toes of a footUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of great toe and three other toes of a footUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of joint of great toe and one other toe of a footUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of joint of great toe and two other toes of a footUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of joint of great toe and three other toes of a foot Upto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of joint of great toe and four other toes of a footUpto - $3,578,357
* Structural loss of all toes of a footUpto - $3,578,357
Ankle
Fracture to os calcis, worst possible outcomeUpto - $3,578,357
Knee
Chondromalacia patellae, non-operatedUpto - $3,578,357
Chondromalacia patellae, operatedUpto - $3,578,357
Patellar fracture, whether operated or non-operatedUpto - $3,578,357
Mild aggravation of pre-existing degenerative disease in knee with subjective symptoms, but no significant clinical findings other than degenerative changes on
X-ray
Upto - $3,578,357
Moderate to severe aggravation or acceleration of pre-existing disease in knee with subjective symptoms, but no significant clinical findings other than degenerative
changes on X-ray
Upto - $3,578,357
Total knee replacementUpto - $3,578,357
Hip Joint and Leg
Mild aggravation of pre-existing degenerative disease in hip joint with subjective symptoms, but no significant clinical findings other than degenerative changes on
X-ray
Moderate to severe aggravation or acceleration of pre-existing disease in hip joint with subjective symptoms, but no significant clinical findings other than degenerative
changes on X-ray
Upto - $3,578,357
Injury to hip region resulting in mild loss of all movementsUpto - $3,578,357
Injury to hip region resulting in moderate loss of all movementsUpto - $3,578,357
Fracture of femoral neckUpto - $3,578,357
Total hip replacement Upto - $3,578,357
Special provision injuries - VisionUpto - $3,578,357
Vision
* Loss of vision in 1 eye (corrected vision)Upto - $3,578,357
* Total loss of vision in 1 eye resulting from loss of an eyeballUpto - $3,578,357
Total loss of vision of 1 eye with serious diminution of vision in the other eye (less than 10% vision remaining)Upto - $3,578,357
Special provision injuries - HearingUpto - $3,578,357
Hearing
Loss of hearing in 1 earUpto - $3,578,357
* Binaural hearing lossUpto - $3,578,357
Special provision injuries - BreastUpto - $3,578,357
Injury to Breast

This page contains information from the Worksafe table of injuries and also doesn’t take into consideration any legal fees.

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