Category: Personal Compensation Law
Amendments to Queensland workers’ compensation laws are a positive step for workers
On 22 October 2019, Queensland Parliament passed the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019which amends sections of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to further assist workers to recover from their workplace injuries. Hall Payne Lawyers consider the amendments as a positive development for Queensland workers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,…
$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…
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…
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…