The Corona Virus pandemic has shut a lot of businesses down, but also caused significant illness and even, sadly, death. Many workers are able to work from home, or at least able take protective measures to limit contact with people. The situation is far more dangerous for those essential workers who must come into contact… Continue reading I think I got Covid 19 at Work – What can I do?
If you are an injured worker receiving workers compensation, you may have gotten a “Work Capacity Assessment” or a “work capacity decision”. These are assessments made by the workers compensation insurer to decide how much you are able to work. If the insurer decides you can work more, it can reduce your weekly benefit. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Work Capacity Decision for Injured Workers
WORKERS COMPENSATION DEATH BENEFITS Death long after the injury is still a work-related death It is a sad event when a death occurs at work. The families of workers who lose their lives in the course of employment are entitled to claim support in the form of workers compensation “death benefits”. These entitlements can include… Continue reading Workers Compensation Death Benefits
In a recent case, an injured worker was awarded $10 million dollars in compensation. The 24 year old was employed on a rural property and suffered serious head and facial injuries as a result of a fall from a quad bike. This accident left her in a vegetative state. Following the accident she commenced proceedings… Continue reading $10,000,000 awarded to injured worker
The Workers Compensation Scheme has changed again, but what has really changed? Is it going to be better for workers? Or are we just moving the red tape around? Workers Compensation has long been accused of being overly complex, bureaucratic, and incomprehensible. Add to that the gradual stripping away of benefits for workers over the… Continue reading Changes to Workers Compensation Legislation in 2018 – Not much to help workers
A former worker at Toyota Australia has been awarded nearly $70,000.00 in unfair dismissal compensation after the Fair Work Commission found he was unfairly dismissed over allegations of inappropriate personal relationships with other workers. The employee was a general foreman and had been employed for more than 20 years. He was a union member and… Continue reading Unfair Dismissal Claim nets almost $70,000
Have you or someone you know suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident when it is a ‘blameless accident’. The concept of a blameless accident came about as a result of a childcare centre crash involving injured toddler Sophie Delezio, when it could not be show that the driver of a vehicle was negligent, and… Continue reading Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident (blameless accident)?
Have you put in a workers compensation for medical treatment, then heard nothing for several months? It’s a common story. An injured worker may need ongoing treatment, including surgery, years after being injured at work. The injured worker’s doctor sends a letter to the workers compensation insurer, and then….nothing. All lines of communication seem to… Continue reading Do you need treatment for a work related injury?
When a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident in NSW, the law requires that a claim form be sent to the Green Slip Insurer of the vehicle at fault within 6 months of the date of the accident. If a claim form is submitted within that period the Insurer will most likely reject… Continue reading Injured in a motor vehicle accident?
Could you be entitled to Compensation?. Have you ever been burnt by boiling fat. It is a painful experience.