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work break and journey claims

Accidents sometimes happen during work breaks or while travelling to or from work.

work break claims

You may be able to claim for injuries received during an ordinary work break (e.g. morning tea or lunch break) or an authorised temporary absence.

claims while on a journey

If you’re injured while travelling to or from work you may be entitled to workers compensation.

If you were injured on or after 19 June 2012, there must be a real and substantial connection between your employment and the accident or incident which resulted in the injury.

If you’re an exempt worker (e.g. a police officer, paramedic, firefighter, volunteer firefighter or emergency services volunteer) there is no requirement for there to be a real and substantial connection between the accident or incident.

To lodge a claim with your employer's insurer download the other work related injuries claim form available on the work break and journey claims page on the SIRA website.

If you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident you may be entitled to compensation under the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Scheme. Information on CTP entitlements is available at the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) website.

You may have the option of making both a workers compensation claim and a claim under the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Scheme.

Please note: no vehicle or property damage can be claimed as a result of a workers compensation journey claim.