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Category: Personal Compensation Law


WorkCover claims for psychological injury in Queensland

I’ve suffered a psychological injury at work. What do I do?

Many people believe that workers can only make compensation claims for work-related physical injuries. However, there are growing numbers of claims submitted for work-related psychological injuries.

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Industrial manslaughter laws being proposed for the Northern Territory

Industrial manslaughter reforms being proposed for Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Parliament is proposing to introduce industrial manslaughter laws which could see the prosecution of individuals and/or corporations found to be responsible for the death of an employee at work.

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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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Injured at work but my employer has no insurance

I injured myself at work but my employer does not have insurance

Injured at work in Tasmania? You're entitled workers compensation. If your employer has no workers compensation insurance however, there are still some protections for workers.

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Workers compensation lump sum claims for permanent impairment NSW

Workers compensation NSW – lump sum claims for permanent impairment

In today's blog, we’re looking at lump sum payments for permanent impairment under the state-based scheme in NSW. This is covered by s66 of the relevant Act.

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Workers compensation entitlements to weekly payments in NSW | workers compensation benefits NSW

Workers compensation entitlements to weekly payments – section 39

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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Hall Payne objects to reliance on insurer’s medical evidence and secures worker’s entitlement

Hall Payne objects to reliance on insurer’s medical evidence and secures worker’s entitlement

Work related injuries are an all-too-common occurrence in Australian workplaces. One may assume that a fair and equitable workers compensation scheme would assist injured workers during their period of recovery,…

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$585,000 Pricey Punch: Queensland District Court Award Damages to Victim of Workplace Assault

$585,000 Pricey Punch: Queensland District Court Award Damages to Victim of Workplace Assault

Jamie Colwell was employed by Top Cut Foods as a knife hand/butcher. On 20 January 2014, he was assaulted by a fellow worker, Parks, which caused him to sustain a…

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Hall Payne secure workplace injury entitlements for Northern Territory worker

Hall Payne secure workplace injury entitlements for Northern Territory worker

Workers compensation claims are rarely black and white. Clients regularly seek our assistance because their workers compensation claim has been rejected or they have not received their full entitlements. This…

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National Redress Scheme opens for victims of institutional child sexual abuse

National Redress Scheme opens for victims of institutional child sexual abuse

The National Redress Scheme was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. What remedies are available? The National Redress Scheme may assist in…

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Medical treatment – is it always necessary?

Medical treatment – is it always necessary?

Health providers have a duty to exercise reasonable care and skill when providing advice and treatment to patients. The duty of care extends to the examination, diagnosis and treatment of…

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Informed consent- a duty to warn

Informed consent- a duty to warn

Health providers have a duty to exercise reasonable care and skill when providing advice and treatment. This duty extends to the examination, diagnosis and treatment of a patient and the…

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