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

Changes to Workers Compensation Legislation in 2018 – Not much to help workers

The Workers Compensation Scheme has changed again, but what has really changed? Is it going to be better for workers? Or are we just moving the red tape around? Workers Compensation has long been accused of being overly complex, bureaucratic, and incomprehensible. Add to that the gradual stripping away of benefits for workers over the… Continue reading Changes to Workers Compensation Legislation in 2018 – Not much to help workers

Workers Compensation – Outside Work

Can a worker claim for Workers Compensation due to an injury outside of work? A work injury gives rise to certain types of compensation, in many situations where it doesn’t actually happen at work.  A worker need only show there was enough of a connection with employment that the injury “arises out of or in… Continue reading Workers Compensation – Outside Work

Workers Compensation “Reasonably Excused” – what does that mean?

We acted for Jill who was a retail assistant in a large company. A couple of things happened at work which were outside her control, which caused her to develop severe stress and anxiety. Finally, Jill visited her doctor who put her off work. Jill notified her employer that she had sustained a psychological injury,… Continue reading Workers Compensation “Reasonably Excused” – what does that mean?

Important Changes in Workers Compensation

A recent ruling on a retired railway workers knee replacement as an artificial aid has overturned the 5 year limit for ongoing medical care in New South Wales in relation to Workers Compensation claims. Since 2012 amendment to workers compensation laws in NSW have meant that the capacity of an injured worker to seek compensation… Continue reading Important Changes in Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation for Injured Worker!

We acted for a client who was employed by Woolworths as an order selector or picker in a warehouse. He was required to lift and stack cartons of various weights and sizes up to shoulder height and beyond and in the course of a normal day would make those movements over 1600 times. He had… Continue reading Workers Compensation for Injured Worker!

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!