The time limit for making a fly-in-fly-out workers compensation claim is the same as other workers compensation claim. This is generally within 12 months following the injury but it is recommended the claim be made as soon as possible. Please see Section 178 of the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 for more detail.
It is important to realise that delays in making a workers compensation claim can result in the insurance company and employer arguing that they are prejudiced be late notice of the workers compensation claim.
You cannot pursuit any common law proceeding after limitation date which is 3 years from the date of accident (three years minus one day).
Many mining companies, contraction companies or oil and gas companies supply injured workers with a workers compensation claim form immediately after the accident.
If you have decided to claim workers compensation benefits, it is the most beneficiary to you if you make the claim as soon as practicable. If you do not make a claim as soon as practicable, insurance company often alleged that your accident is not work related, and thus, reject your workers compensation claim.