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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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Hall Payne Helps Police Officer with PTSD

Hall Payne Helps Police Officer with PTSD

Hall Payne recently obtained a favourable Determination from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) for a former Police Officer diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Our client made a claim…

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Have a rejected workers’ compensation claim? – You need some legal advice!

Have a rejected workers’ compensation claim? – You need some legal advice!

The recent decision in Pryszlak v. Workers’ compensation Regulator highlights the need for injured workers’ to obtain sound legal advice from an expert workers compensation lawyer.

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Smith’s liable for compensation for multiple injuries as HPL client wins against snackfood giant

Smith’s liable for compensation for multiple injuries as HPL client wins against snackfood giant

Our client sought compensation for multiple injuries sustained at work after being crushed by an automated-robotic arm. Smith’s claimed that a latent defect was responsible and denied liability. This was…

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Hall Payne secures win for rigger following serious neck injury

Hall Payne secures win for rigger following serious neck injury

Mark was an experienced rigger working for a crane, rigging and hoists business in Queensland. Mark’s leading hand directed him to assist loading a portion of tower crane on to…

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Clayton v Jetcrete: The importance of expert evidence in personal injury litigation

Clayton v Jetcrete: The importance of expert evidence in personal injury litigation

The recent decision of the District Court of Queensland in Clayton v Jetcrete Oz Pty Ltd serves as a reminder of the importance of credibility of and the reliability of…

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The Medical Assessment Tribunal’s role in the WorkCover process: Is their decision always final?

The Medical Assessment Tribunal’s role in the WorkCover process: Is their decision always final?

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has held that the decisions of the Medical Assessment Tribunal are only ‘final’ if they relate to ‘medical matters’.

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