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
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
Can a worker claim for Workers Compensation due to an injury outside of work? A work injury gives rise to certain types of compensation, in many situations where it doesn’t actually happen at work. A worker need only show there was enough of a connection with employment that the injury “arises out of or in… Continue reading Workers Compensation – Outside Work
A recent ruling on a retired railway workers knee replacement as an artificial aid has overturned the 5 year limit for ongoing medical care in New South Wales in relation to Workers Compensation claims. Since 2012 amendment to workers compensation laws in NSW have meant that the capacity of an injured worker to seek compensation… Continue reading Important Changes in Workers Compensation
We acted for a client who was employed by Woolworths as an order selector or picker in a warehouse. He was required to lift and stack cartons of various weights and sizes up to shoulder height and beyond and in the course of a normal day would make those movements over 1600 times. He had… Continue reading Workers Compensation for Injured Worker!
Section 39 is going to start cutting off injured workers from weekly payments in 2017. Have you gotten a letter from your insurer, telling you your payments of weekly compensation are going to stop later this year? You’re not the only one. Around 6500 injured workers across New South Wales are about to be affected… Continue reading Is your workers compensation about to be cut off?
Obesity in the Workplace can lead to Workplace Compensation Claims (Workers Comp). To find out where you stand call Peter Moore on freecall 1800 891 691