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NSW worker’s compensation win after dog attack while working from home

NSW worker’s compensation win after dog attack while working from home

This case seems to confirm that the Personal Injury Commission NSW will more than likely consider taking a broad view of an injury arising out of the course of employment and employment being a substantial contributing factor when an injury occurs while working from home.

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Asbestos compensation claims in Queensland

Asbestos compensation claims in Queensland

Asbestos compensation is not limited to people exposed at work. You may have been exposed in the family home, other private dwelling or a public place. However, in this article, we are going to focus on the compensation options for workers who were exposed to asbestos dust and fibres in the course of their employment.

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Nurse awarded $1.6 million compensation after violent patient assault

Nurse awarded $1.6 million compensation after violent patient assault

The 2023 decision in Wilson v Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service sheds light on the employer's duty of care to its employees and the consequences of failing to meet that duty, particularly in high-pressure environments like healthcare. We dissect the facts, findings, and implications of this significant case which resulted in a worker's compensation common law damages award of over $1.6 million to the injured worker.

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Your guide to worker’s compensation claims in Queensland

Your guide to worker’s compensation claims in Queensland

If you sustain a workplace injury in Queensland, in the midst of undertaking medical treatment and rehabilitation, there is the added stress of navigating the world of worker’s compensation claims. In this article, we provide a simple, yet comprehensive guide for injured workers in Queensland.

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NSW worker’s compensation claims due to aggravation of a previous injury

NSW worker’s compensation claims due to aggravation of a previous injury

It’s a common question: Can I claim worker’s compensation if my injury is an aggravation of a previous injury. The short answer is yes!

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My NSW worker’s compensation claim has been denied

Help! My NSW worker’s compensation claim has been denied

Understanding the reasons your NSW worker’s compensation claim is rejected will help you determine what your options are to appeal that decision and have it reviewed.

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NT workers compensation appeal a big win for victim of racial abuse

Appeal win for vulnerable first nations victim of vile workplace abuse

Since an initial worker’s compensation victory for this First Nations client’s severe exposure to racial abuse, we have weathered two appeals on behalf of our client, both made by the Northern Territory Department of Health. We are now delighted to report a favourable conclusion of these lengthy legal proceedings.

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Psychological injury claims after employer implemented vaccine mandates

Psychological injury claims after employer implemented vaccine mandates

Two recent decisions in the NSW Personal Injury Commission (PIC) have awarded compensation to workers who suffered a psychological injury as a result of the employer’s implementation of the NSW government’s vaccination public health order.

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Can I change jobs when on Workcover in Queensland?

Can I change jobs when on Workcover in Queensland?

If you’ve been injured at work in Queensland and you are in receipt of WorkCover benefits, you can change jobs but it may have an effect on your workers’ compensation claim.

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Can employers be vicariously liable for actions of intoxicated workers?

Can employers be vicariously liable for actions of intoxicated workers?

We explore the case of Schokman v CCIG Investments, where the Court considered in detail, the concept of vicarious liability. This matter was ultimately appealed to the High Court.

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Widow awarded over $750,000.00 in NSW worker’s compensation death benefits

Widow awarded over $750,000.00 in NSW worker’s compensation death benefits

In a significant Personal Injury Commission decision in NSW, the widow of an electrical worker was awarded over $750,000.00 in lump sum compensation. The widow filed a death claim after her husband died as a result of a psychological injury arising out of his employment.

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Reasonable action or in NSW worker’s compensation claims for psychological injury

Reasonable action defence in NSW worker’s compensation claims for psychological injury

Reasonable action by the employer related to, for example, transfer, demotion, performance, etc is one defence the insurer has in NSW worker's compensation claims.

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