Category: Personal Compensation Law
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can I bring a personal injury compensation claim for my child?
Claims involving children, particularly medical negligence claims, often involve quite complex issues. Navigating the issues to be addressed is quite challenging and there is usually a need to obtain expert opinion to support a claim.
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 2019 which 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.