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

Compensation Awarded to Permanently Disabled Employees

Two workers were recently left permanently disabled following a 12 storey fall while inside a cleaning platform.  They plunged around 25 to 30 metres, hitting an awning above Pitt Street in Sydney.  The Court found that the employer was aware that a 10 year major inspection of the window cleaning platform was due but failed… Continue reading Compensation Awarded to Permanently Disabled Employees

Workers Compensation Claim – Hearing Loss and Noisy Workplaces

We recently acted for a client, we’ll call him Carl (not his real name).  Carl had worked in a number of different jobs over many years.  He contacted our firm to see if he may be entitled to make a Workers Compensation Claim. Carl worked in construction near railroads and later moved onto driving buses.  It… Continue reading Workers Compensation Claim – Hearing Loss and Noisy Workplaces

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

Are your workers compensation weekly payments about to be cut?

Section 39 of the Workers Compensation Act (http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/wca1987255/s39.html) is going to start cutting off injured workers from receiving workers compensation weekly payments in 2017. Have you received a letter from your insurer, telling you your workers compensation weekly payments are going to stop later this year? You’re not the only one.  Around 6,500 injured workers… Continue reading Are your workers compensation weekly payments about to be cut?