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

Are you an Employee or a Contractor?

Are you an Employee or a Contractor?.  That was a question that was determined in the Supreme Court of Tasmania when the Court found that an employee was a contractor although the employer claimed he was a contractor.  The ramifications are significant for both the worker and the employer. The employer disputed liability to pay… Continue reading Are you an Employee or a Contractor?

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

Sailor sues Navy for causing his smoking habit!

Christopher Cooper was just 15 years old when he enlisted in the Australian Navy in 1977.  Like most teenage boys, he was very impressionable and unaware of the full dangers of tobacco. “I was encouraged to smoke….taking a break meant having a smoke…I wanted to be one of the men”, he said in 2014. Sadly… Continue reading Sailor sues Navy for causing his smoking habit!

Intimate lunch breaks could give rise to Workers Compensation Claims!

A community representative in a Scandinavian country has recommended to his Council that workers should be allowed to go home to be intimate!