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Category: Personal Compensation Law


Can my social media posts affect my personal injury claim?

Can my social media posts affect my personal injury claim?

If you’re in receipt of compensation or benefits as a result of a personal injury, your online behaviour, including your behaviour on social media platforms, can have an impact on how your claim is assessed by the insurance company.

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NT workers compensation win for vulnerable victim of workplace racial abuse

Compensation win for vulnerable victim of workplace racial abuse

We successfully represented a First Nations worker who had suffered a serious psychological injury after being the victim of ongoing, nasty racial abuse from colleagues in the Northern Territory.

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Worker’s compensation claims NSW – your entitlement to medical and other expenses

Worker’s compensation claims NSW – your entitlement to medical and other expenses

We explore what medical treatment expenses and other injury-related expenses are available for people injured at work in NSW.

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Claiming workers compensation in NSW

How to claim workers compensation in NSW

Eligibility for claiming workers compensation in NSW requires that the injured worker has sustained an ‘injury arising out of or in the course of employment’. Read more on our 'how to' guide for lodging a NSW workers compensation claim.

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How much compensation is payable under the COVID-19 Vaccine Claim Scheme?

The COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme is now live! What compensation is payable?

The Federal Governments COVID-19 Vaccination Claim Scheme is now live. In this article, we explore the eligibility requirements, how much compensation is payable, how to claim and how to dispute a rejected claim.

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All you need to know about common law claims after a workplace injury in NSW

Work injury common law damages claims NSW

On top of your statutory entitlements after a workplace injury, if your injury was due to the negligence of your employer, you make damages claim known as a common law claim.

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What compensation is there due to any reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine?

Who pays compensation if you are injured from the COVID-19 vaccine?

We look at where the Federal Government is to date with a COVID vaccine compensation scheme, how it will work, what evidence will be required and, importantly, what compensation may be currently available.

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Queensland electrician wins Court of Appeal case for leave to commence proceedings against a company in liquidation

Queensland Court of Appeal win for seriously injured worker

A Queensland electrician seriously injured in the course of employment wins Court of Appeal case seeking leave to commence proceedings against a company in liquidation.

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Comcare workers compensation claims for psychological injury

Comcare claims for psychological injury

In this article, we take a general look at claims involving psychological conditions which injured workers suffer in the workplace, and how the Comcare scheme (the national workers compensation scheme) deals with these types of claims.

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Workers compensation entitlements to weekly payments in NSW

Workers compensation entitlements to weekly payments – section 39 (NSW)

2012 changes to NSW workers compensation mean that an injured worker who was in receipt of weekly benefits since 1 October 2012, has no entitlement to weekly payments after an aggregate period of 260 weeks, or 5 years.

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Your workers compensation entitlements if injured while working from home

NSW workers compensation entitlements when working from home

With "work from home" options continuing for many workers even after the pandemic, this poses the question, “What are my workers compensation entitlements if injured while working from home?”

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Unions and union membership is good for workers

Unions are good for workers and good for society

We think it is integral that employment law victories are continually recognised and celebrated so that society continues to appreciate the key role unions have played in Australia’s history.

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