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
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
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?