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Road Accidents While Working
If you are injured on the roads outside of work hours, or whilst you are travelling to or from work, all of your rights to compensation are under TAC.
However, if you are injured in a transport accident while you are working, or during a work break (such as morning tea or lunch), you may have rights under both TAC and WorkCover. In these situations, your entitlement to medical expenses, wages and an impairment benefit will come under WorkCover and you will need to lodge a WorkCover claim with your employer. However, if the transport accident was someone else’s fault, you may also have a right to sue under the TAC scheme.
You do not need to lodge a TAC claim to do this, but it is important to see an experienced lawyer with expert knowledge in both WorkCover and TAC to stand with you as you navigate this tricky process.
RCT has a proud tradition of fighting for injured workers as well as road accident victims and can make sure you get everything you are entitled to under both schemes.
In some circumstances, WorkCover and TAC fight between themselves about who is responsible for a claim. This often occurs when a person has been injured by a forklift, or is self-employed. If both WorkCover and TAC are refusing to accept your claim, you need to make a stand to ensure that you aren’t left high and dry. Let RCT stand with you.