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

I think I got Covid 19 at Work – What can I do?

The Corona Virus pandemic has shut a lot of businesses down, but also caused significant illness and even, sadly, death. Many workers are able to work from home, or at least able take protective measures to limit contact with people. The situation is far more dangerous for those essential workers who must come into contact… Continue reading I think I got Covid 19 at Work – What can I do?

Compensation for PTSD

In a landmark case a NSW volunteer Firefighter has received compensation for chronic PTSD in a settlement with the NSW government in what is believed to be the first of it’s kind. The firefighter alleged that while attending more than 772 traumatic incidents over 7 years he developed PTSD. He said he was never told… Continue reading Compensation for PTSD

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?

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

$10,000,000 awarded to injured worker

In a recent case, an injured worker was awarded $10 million dollars in compensation. The 24 year old was employed on a rural property and suffered serious head and facial injuries as a result of a fall from a quad bike.  This accident left her in a vegetative state. Following the accident she commenced proceedings… Continue reading $10,000,000 awarded to injured worker

Workplace Injury

In the workplace many people suffer injury and sometimes in a most unusual way. When this happens that person may be entitled to compensation for workplace injury which could be substantial. In one case we represented an office worker whom injured his neck when he became startled by a faulty alarm going off.  He  successfully… Continue reading Workplace Injury

Injured at work?

Have you been injured in the course of your employment.  If you have you most likely have a right to workers compensation, and possibly also to compensation from any other party whom may have caused the injury. We recently acting for a client, lets call her Jane.  Shortly after commencing her employment with Coles Supermarket,… Continue reading Injured at work?