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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 work related journeys.

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 work break 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.

If you are injured while travelling to or from work and your home then you may be able to lodge a claim for workers compensation. This is determined on a case by case basis. Speak with your employer’s insurer for more information.

For compensation to be payable there must be a real and substantial connection between your employment and the accident or incident which resulted in the injury.

To lodge a journey 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 Motor accidents injury claims section for more information.

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.