Limitation date refers the date from which you must lodge a claim or bring an action. The Time limit to bring a construction site injury claim varies depending on the type of injury compensation claims.
Construction workers compensation claim
There is no time limit to bring a construction workers compensation claim. If you have decided to make a workers compensation claim, it is advisable to complete your Workcover workers’ compensation claim form 2B as early as possible to avoid your workers compensation claim to be prejudiced.
Construction workers compensation common Law claim
If you are eligible to make a common law claim, you must lodge your common law claim within 3 years of the date of your construction accident which caused your injury.
The time limit to make a TPD claim is complex and may vary depending on your TPD cover. Generally, you have 6 years from the date you become totally and permanently disabled to lodge the TPD claim.
Falls, motor vehicle accidents, electrocution, hit by a moving for falling objects are the major causes of death in a construction site. In Western Australia, if you are entitled to dependency claim, you have 3 years to make a dependency claim from the date your family member is dead due to an accident or a disease