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Category: Personal Compensation Law


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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Encephalitis and Medical Negligence Claims

Encephalitis and medical negligence claim

In this article, we look at what encephalitis is and what may lead to a medical negligence claim for sufferers.

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Can I lodge a personal injury claim for my child?

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.

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Cauda Equina Syndrome & Medical Negligence

Cauda equina syndrome and medical negligence

In this article we look at what cauda equina syndrome is and what may lead to a medical negligence claim for sufferers.

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Significant workers compensation changes in Queensland 2019

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.

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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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