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Work break and journey claims

You may be able to make a claim for injuries incurred during work breaks and some journeys made in connection with that work.

Work break claims

You may be able to claim for injuries received during an ordinary work break (eg morning tea or lunch break) or authorised temporary absence. To lodge a claim with your employer's insurer use the other work related injuries claim form.

Claims while on a journey

If you are injured while travelling for the purposes of work, then you may be able to lodge a claim for workers compensation.

There must be a real and substantial connection between your employment and the accident or incident which resulted in the injury.

To lodge a claim with your employer's insurer use the other work related injuries claim form.

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident travelling between your workplace and home, you may be entitled to compensation under the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Scheme.  Read our making a motor accidents claims section for more information.

Journey claims for exempt workers

If you are a police officer, paramedic, fire fighter, volunteer bush fire fighter or emergency and rescue services volunteer then you may be able to claim for injury suffered during journeys to and from work or place of volunteering without the need to show a real and substantial connection with employment.

Further information

Disputes

Sometimes there can be disputes about compensation.  If there’s a dispute, there’s help available.

Our workers compensation disputes section has more information.