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WORKERS COMPENSATION: ARE YOUR WEEKLY PAYMENTS AT RISK?

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate WORKERS COMPENSATION: ARE YOUR WEEKLY PAYMENTS AT RISK? – By Christopher Loxton, Glen Pearce, Geoffrey Wark– If you’ve been receiving workers compensation weekly payments for up to 2 years, you need to be aware that 30 June 2017 is a significant date. Not only is it the end…

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WORKER’S COMPENSATION: EMPLOYMENT AND PSYCHIATRIC INJURY

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate WORKER’S COMPENSATION: EMPLOYMENT AND PSYCHIATRIC INJURY – By Glen Pearce – When a person’s employment causes them to suffer a psychiatric injury such as depression, the question of whether they are entitled to worker’s compensation is not always straightforward.  Changes in workers compensation laws as well as the…

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CAN I CLAIM WORKERS COMP IF MY INJURY CAUSES ANOTHER INJURY?

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate CAN I CLAIM WORKERS COMP IF MY INJURY CAUSES ANOTHER INJURY? – By Courtney Chan – You would expect a claim for being injured at work to be pretty straightforward.  But what happens if that original injury leads to other complications?  Can you be compensated if a back…

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WHAT’S THE BUZZ: MOSQUITO BITES LEAD TO COMPENSATION CLAIM

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate WHAT’S THE BUZZ: MOSQUITO BITES LEAD TO COMPENSATION CLAIM – By Courtney Chan – A woman who was diagnosed with arthritis after being severely bitten by mosquitos has been successful in her claim for workers compensation. Background The woman was a 60 year-old lecturer in hairdressing, employed by…

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EARS LEFT RINGING AFTER WORKPLACE INJURY

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate EARS LEFT RINGING AFTER WORKPLACE INJURY – By Geoffrey Wark – A man who claimed that his employment conditions caused tinnitus has been awarded compensation by the South Australian Employment Tribunal (Tribunal). This case is significant because it was found that the connection of the injury to the…

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WORKERS COMPENSATION: WHEN IS IT TOO LATE TO CLAIM?

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate WORKERS COMPENSATION: WHEN IS IT TOO LATE TO CLAIM? – By Christopher Loxton and Geoffrey Wark – In separate decisions, two workers were recently allowed to make workers compensation claims, even though they were well out-of-time.  One case concerned industrial deafness, or noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), and…

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A FALL AT THE FOOTY: IS IT WORK?

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate A FALL AT THE FOOTY: IS IT WORK? – By Christopher Loxton – Most people would assume that if you go to the footy and get injured, you can’t get workers compensation because you’re not at work.  But that’s not always the case.  Employee activities outside of work…

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UNCERTAINTY ABOUT LUMP SUM COMPENSATION FOR INJURED WORKERS

08 7111 0375 Request A Cost Estimate UNCERTAINTY ABOUT LUMP SUM COMPENSATION FOR INJURED WORKERS A person who is injured at work and as a result suffers a permanent disability is entitled to a lump sum payment of compensation based on the percentage of impairment involved under section 43 of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation…

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