Mental Health Workers’ Compensation Queensland

Our jobs and workplaces can take a toll on us in many ways, including
impacting our mental health. This can lead to the development of
psychological illnesses and injuries. If you have developed a mental health
condition due to your work, you could be entitled to compensation.

Our jobs and workplaces can take a toll on us in many ways, including impacting our mental health. This can lead to the development of psychological illnesses and injuries. If you have developed a mental health condition due to your work, you could be entitled to compensation.

What is a psychological illness?

A psychological illness refers to a diagnosable mental health condition or disorder and can include common conditions such as anxiety disorders, depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Work-related factors and conditions such as workplace stress, job instability, work demands, long hours, lack of support, traumatic events, harassment and bullying, can contribute to the development or exacerbation of a psychological illness.

To be eligible for mental health workers’ compensation, it is generally required to establish a direct connection between the psychological illness and the work environment. This may involve providing medical evidence, however, the specific criteria and requirements for mental health workers’ compensation claims vary depending on the unique circumstances of your situation.

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Why work with a compensation lawyer for psychological illness claims

Don’t let work-related psychological illness hinder your ability to live a fulfilling life. An experienced compensation lawyer can provide vital support in obtaining the compensation and resources needed to address your condition.

Here are some of the advantages of choosing to work with a compensation lawyer for your work-related mental health condition claim:


Any type of compensation claim is difficult – especially when you’re experiencing a mental health condition that is exacerbated by additional stress. We understand the claims process and how to navigate it.


Many people never even make a compensation claim that they are eligible for because the process and the options are difficult to understand. We can ensure that you have all of the right and relevant information so you can make an informed decision that suits you.


We work on a no-win, no-fee basis and we do this because we believe in our ability to get you what you’re entitled to. When you choose South East Injury Lawyers for your mental health workers compensation claims, you’re in good hands.

Psychological Illness and Injury Compensation Lawyers’ in Brisbane, Gold Coast & South East Queensland

A work-related injury or illness doesn’t always have to be physical. Psychological injuries or those that impact our mental health can be debilitating and impact your ability to not only perform your work duties but also interfere with your day-to day life. Mental health issues can result in unplanned expenses and time off work as well as potentially lead to other complications. If your mental health has been impacted by mental health issues that have been caused by your work, you could be entitled to workers compensation.

At South East Injury Lawyers, we’re here to help you. We’ll take the time to get to know you, understand your situation and guide you through the compensation claim process. Workers’ compensation claims can be difficult, from determining whether you’re eligible through to making a claim application. Our no-win, no-fee lawyers’ are there for you every step of the way.

What can you claim for mental health compensation?

Every person’s circumstances are unique and the compensation you can claim will be entirely dependent on the unique factors of your situation. You may be able to make a compensation claim for:


The work-related psychological illness


Medical expenses related to the condition


Ongoing treatment/care costs


Loss of income


Future economic loss

The compensation you may receive will be dependent on various factors, like your age, the extent of the condition and the aspects of your life that it has impacted.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about what you could be entitled to and how we can help you with your psychological illness compensation claim.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mental Health And Psychological Illness Compensation

Determining if you are eligible to make a claim for psychological illness compensation depends on a number of different factors, some of which may include:

  • Diagnosis: You should have a formal diagnosis of a psychological illness from a qualified mental health professional. This diagnosis establishes the basis for your claim and provides evidence of the condition.
  • Work-relatedness: You need to establish that your psychological illness is primarily caused or significantly contributed to by work-related factors. This may include factors such as excessive workload, workplace stress, harassment, bullying, traumatic events, or other adverse work conditions.
  • Legal requirements: Familiarise yourself with the specific legal requirements for making a claim in your jurisdiction. These requirements may include specific timeframes for filing a claim, criteria for work-relatedness, and any documentation or evidence needed to support your claim. It’s best to talk to a compensation lawyer to do this.
  • Reporting: Notify your employer about your psychological illness as soon as possible. Timely reporting is essential to ensure your claim is considered valid. Your employer should have records of your notification, which can be important for your claim.

These are only some of the factors. Before you begin the claims process, we highly suggest talking to a compensation lawyer who can help you with your claim. These processes are often confusing and can be overwhelming.

Mental health conditions can develop for a variety of reasons, including some workplace circumstances, such as:

  • Excessive workload and unrealistic job demands.
  • High levels of stress and pressure.
  • Long working hours and lack of work-life balance.
  • Harassment, bullying, or toxic work environments.
  • Inadequate support from supervisors or colleagues.
  • Job insecurity and fear of layoffs.
  • Lack of control over job tasks or decision-making.
  • Exposure to traumatic events or critical incidents.
  • Monotonous or repetitive tasks without opportunities for growth or development.
  • Poor communication or conflicts within the workplace.

It’s important to note that individual experiences may vary, and the impact on mental health can be influenced by other factors such as personal resilience, coping mechanisms, and pre-existing conditions.

The duration of a psychological illness workers compensation claim in Queensland can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the case, the extent of the psychological illness, and the cooperation of all parties involved. A claim could take several months to a year or more to reach a resolution.

This is another reason as to why working with a compensation lawyer is valuable. They can provide you with more accurate estimations once they have all the relevant information. They can also help to make the process faster by ensuring you have all the correct information for your application too.

We act strictly on a no win, no fee guarantee basis. This means that if you do not receive compensation for your accident claim, we will not be charging any legal fees or outlays and hence you will not be at a loss. Whether you have had an accident at work, you’ve been involved in a car accident or you have some other type of compensation claim, we can assess claim and if we believe that there is a viable chance that we can achieve a successful result in your claim, we will take on your case. Unlike other compensation law firms who run motor vehicle accident claims, work accident claims or other compensation claims we will also not require recovery of outlays that have been paid by the firm in the event your compensation claim is not successful. Hence, our no win, no fee guarantee.

Yes, there are time limits when it comes to making a compensation claim for a work-related mental health and psychological conditions.

To ensure you have accurate information for your circumstances, we highly recommend talking to a compensation lawyer so they can provide you with the relevant time frames as soon as possible.

This can help you to avoid confusion and getting misinformation.

Every workers compensation claim for psychological illness is different so providing an exact calculation isn’t possible, however, some of the factors that could play a role in how much compensation you may get include

  • the extent of an injury
  • your age
  • your loss of income
  • your ability to earn in the future
  • any ongoing care costs related to the treatment of your injury.