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Category: Personal Compensation Law


NSW workers compensation claims for psychological injury

NSW workers compensation claims for psychological injury

Workers compensation claims for psychological injury, whether due to bullying and harassment or due to a traumatic event, require expertise, patience and provision of a lot of support to injured workers.

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Workers compensation win when claim lodged months after initial injury

NSW workers compensation win for significant injury months after initial workplace incident

We recently represented a transport driver who was involved in a workplace accident involving sudden braking, resulting in a seemingly minor injury. The worker suffered some shock and what he thought was a muscular injury to the shoulder. No claim was lodged until months later after exacerbation of the injury.

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Alleged sexual abuse by Launceston nurse

Emerging history of Launceston nurse’s acts of sexual abuse

Launceston nurse, James 'Jim' Griffin has been charged by Tasmania Police with more than a dozen offences related to child sexual abuse. We believe there may be a basis to allege that the departments and organisations involved, breached their duty of care.

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Workplace bullying win based on access to critical evidence

Hall Payne successful in obtaining critical evidence to support victim of workplace bullying

Hall Payne Lawyers recently represented a worker in a workplace bullying case in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. We were successful in obtaining certain employment records of supervisors who allegedly bullied the applicant at work.

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How do I claim WorkCover in Tasmania?

WorkCover Tasmania - your plain English guide to workers compensation

Making a workers’ compensation claim can be a confusing process, especially if you’ve never done it before. But it’s also a very important step to take to ensure your rights are protected in the unfortunate event you are injured at work in Tasmania.

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Bee sting death at Tasiliquid Gold beehives farm

Coronial inquest to determine if victim was an “employee” at the time of death

This matter is dealing with the death of a man after a bee sting. It is before the Coroner in the Magistrates Court Coronial Division. One of the main issues to be determined is whether the victim was a “worker” at the time of the incident, which impacts entitlements for the family under workers compensation and fatal accident laws.

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Workers compensation lawyers for FIFO workers in the NT

Workers compensation win for FIFO worker in the NT

Hall Payne Lawyers recently successfully represented a union member and former FIFO mine worker who seriously injured himself following a workplace accident. We were successful in winning his case following a 5-day trial before the Work Health Court in the Northern Territory.

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Difference between a common law claim and the national redress scheme for victims of childhood abuse.

Achieving the best compensation for survivors of childhood abuse

Historically, the lasting consequences of child abuse, particularly (PTSD, has prevented survivors throughout Australia from accessing the compensation they rightfully deserve. In this article, we look at the primary differences between compensation via the National Redress Scheme and a common law claim due to someone else’s negligence.

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NSW workers compensation benefits for workers in “prescribed employment” who contract COVID-19

NSW introduces changes to workers compensation laws amid COVID-19

Changes to NSW workers compensation laws. If a worker is in “prescribed employment” and contracts COVID-19 (and lodges a workers compensation claim), they now get immediate wage cover and medical expenses.

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Proposed new laws in the NT for emergency workers and PTSD claims related to work

Win for emergency workers with PTSD claims in the NT

The NT Parliament is proposing to introduce laws which will mean dedicated emergency services workers, such as paramedics, firefighters and police, will have any compensation claims, lodged with the necessary supporting medical evidence, for PTSD relating to their work, automatically accepted.

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Can I quit my job while on workers compensation?

Can I quit my job while on workers compensation?

While you can resign while on workers compensation, it is extremely important to understand that resignation may affect your entitlements. You should ensure you obtain legal advice before resigning.

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How does coronavirus affect my employment rights?

Implications of Coronavirus for your Employment

A number of Australian workers are rightly questioning their workplace rights and entitlements if they, or their colleagues, contract Coronavirus (Covid-19).

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