Work-Related Stress Compensation in Queensland

Stress is something we all experience – both in our day-to-day lives
and our working lives, however, if work stress leads to psychological
injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.

Stress is something we all experience – both in our day-to-day lives and our working lives, however, if work stress leads to psychological injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.

Stress Compensation Lawyers’ in Queensland

Stress is normal. We all experience it and for the most part, we can get on with our day-to-day life. However, for some people, they may experience stress at such a high level that it impacts them psychologically. When psychological illness inducing or aggravating stress is caused by your work, it could mean that you’re entitled to compensation.

At South Easy Injury Lawyers, we can help you to determine whether you’re eligible to make a claim for stress-related workers compensation and to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Work-related stress compensation claims are usually made under WorkCover workers’ compensation schemes and can be exceptionally difficult to navigate. That’s what we’re here to help you with. We understand the processes and information required and we’re ready to help you. Our services are available on a no-win, no-fee basis, so if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t owe us anything.

Queensland work related stress and claims

The way stress affects and manifests is different for everyone, and while it is common for people to feel a degree of stress when it comes to their work, for some people, this stress can result in long-lasting consequences.

The cause of someone’s work-related stress may be due to a number of reasons, such as a traumatic incident which may have resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), conflict with managers or colleagues, harassment (including sexual harassment) and bullying behaviours.

Making a claim for compensation due to work stress involves proving that it has caused injury. To do this, the source of the stress must be identified, and it needs to have had a significant impact on your life.

Our compensation lawyers’ are here to help you get results and we do this by ensuring you understand every step of the stress compensation process.

Why work with a compensation lawyer for your stress claim?

Stress shouldn’t take over your life and stop you from enjoying yourself to the fullest. By working with a compensation lawyer experienced in work-related stress claims, you can experience a number of benefits, including:


A workers compensation claim is not easy, especially when you’re already dealing with a high level of stress. It’s our job to take the claim process burden off you and help you understand and complete the process.


Many people never even realise that they are eligible for compensation, especially when it comes to work-related stress and psychological injury. When you work with us, we make sure you understand every option available to you so you can make an informed decision.


We strongly believe in our ability to get you the compensation you deserve. We’ll always be honest about what you can expect, what you’re entitled to and how you can get it. We’re so confident in our ability, we offer our services on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you only pay us if your claim is successful.

What can you claim for work stress compensation?

Every compensation claim, and the circumstances surrounding it are different. Unique factors will impact the likelihood of receiving compensation as well as the amount of compensation you may be entitled to. While each case is different, some of the things you may receive compensation for include:


Medical expenses related to the treatment of the condition or injury


Rehabilitation and ongoing treatment/care costs


Loss of income


Future economic loss

The extent of your condition, your age and your ability to continue to work could impact your overall compensation amount.

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Work-Related Stress Compensation

In order to file a stress claim under workers’ compensation legislation, it is necessary to provide proof that you are suffering from a clinical medical condition that is officially recognised as an ‘injury’.

A possible indication of whether you have a medical condition and are eligible to pursue a stress claim is whether you are currently undergoing treatment for your condition. If you have not sought medical treatment for your stress-related condition, it can be challenging to establish and substantiate your case within the legal framework.

To fully understand your eligibility and the specific requirements for making a work stress compensation claim, it is recommended to consult with a compensation lawyer who is experienced in these types of matters. They can provide personalised guidance based on the details of your situation and the relevant laws in your jurisdiction.

A wide variety of work pressures can impact an employee and result in extreme levels of stress. Some of the most common stress-causing factors are:

  • High workload: Having an overwhelming amount of work or unrealistic deadlines can create significant stress, especially when there is a lack of resources or support to handle the workload effectively.
  • Job insecurity: Fear of job loss, unstable employment contracts, or uncertainty about future career prospects can cause chronic stress and anxiety.
  • Lack of control: Feeling powerless or having limited autonomy over work-related decisions and processes can lead to increased stress levels.
  • Poor management and leadership: Inadequate communication, lack of support from supervisors, inconsistent feedback, or ineffective leadership styles can contribute to a stressful work environment.
  • Conflict and difficult relationships: Interpersonal conflicts, bullying, harassment, or toxic relationships with colleagues or superiors can cause significant stress and negatively impact mental well-being.
  • Long working hours and work-life imbalance: Having to work excessively long hours without adequate time for rest, relaxation, and personal commitments can lead to chronic stress and burnout.
  • Lack of support and recognition: Insufficient support from supervisors or colleagues, a lack of recognition for achievements, or a perceived absence of rewards or career advancement opportunities can contribute to work-related stress.
  • Poor work-life balance: Difficulty balancing work responsibilities with personal and family obligations can lead to stress and strain on overall well-being.
  • Organisational culture and climate: A company culture that does not prioritise employee well-being, lacks clear values, or promotes a competitive and stressful atmosphere can contribute to work-related stress.
  • Witnessing or being the subject of a traumatic event: Workers may be exposed to a  traumatic event whether through investigating, witnessing or being directly exposed to traumatic events or situations. Such events include witnessing or investigating fatalities, serious injuries, abuse, neglect or serious incidents (e.g. investigating child protection cases), or being exposed to the extreme effects of natural disasters or seriously injured people.

It’s important to acknowledge that while one person may develop a psychological injury or extreme levels of stress from these factors, it doesn’t mean that it will affect everyone the same way.

The timeframe for a work-stress compensation claim in Queensland can vary depending on several factors. The duration of the claim is influenced by elements such as the complexity of the case, cooperation among involved parties, availability of evidence, and the specific circumstances surrounding the claim. While it is challenging to provide an exact timeframe, a workers compensation lawyer can help you to understand the process and factors that could influence the time that your case takes.

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 injury, including for work-related stress and psychological injuries.

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 stress compensation claim 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 condition or injury.