Injured Back Due to Lack Of Duty Of Care

A woman injured her back after working many years as a nurse, helping to lift and transfer patients. Her back was severely injured after one specific lift of a bariatric (overweight) patient was required in a low-level care facility. The nurse didn’t have a second nurse to help lift, a lifting machine, or any other… Continue reading Injured Back Due to Lack Of Duty Of Care

Work Capacity Decision for Injured Workers

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

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

Important Notice of people on Workers Compensation!

Pursuant to changes to the law relating to Workers Compensation in June, 2012 approximately 6300 workers will be affected in relation to having their weekly benefits stopped. Their weekly payments of compensation which they have received for at least 260 weeks (5 years) will cease. The first group of workers will have had weekly benefits… Continue reading Important Notice of people on Workers Compensation!

Workers Compensation – Cut off from Medical Treatment?

Due to changes made to the law in 2012, an injured worker on workers compensation will only get their medical treatment expenses covered for so long – how long depends on how permanently affected the worker is by their injuries. Karen (not her real name) was devastated to find out that, after so many years… Continue reading Workers Compensation – Cut off from Medical Treatment?

Work Injury Damages – There may be more money in it for you

Injured workers often find that workers compensation payments don’t necessarily pay the bills If you have been injured at work and have been receiving workers compensation payments, you might have noticed it is less than you hoped for.  Under the current Workers Compensation Act 1987, injured workers can only receive 95% of their average weekly… Continue reading Work Injury Damages – There may be more money in it for you

Injured at work? – Workers Compensation

Have you been injured at work and thought to yourself ‘I can only make a Workers Compensation Claim‘. Injured people may also have other rights which are more generous than Workers Compensation entitlements. An employee who is injured on a work site that is not owned by the employer may have a claim against the… Continue reading Injured at work? – Workers Compensation