Category: Workers Compensation
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can I be terminated while on worker’s compensation in NSW?
It's illegal to terminate an employee within the first six months of a workplace injury purely because that employee is unfit to resume work at that time. After the first six months, an employer can terminate an injured employee but only after they have met all their obligations to their employee.
Injured worker receives nearly $1,000,000 in common law damages
In a deserved win for an injured worker, we have secured $967,383.39 in common law damages for the worker who fell through a roof of a shed, sustaining significant injuries.
The importance of keeping a diary after a workplace injury
After a workplace injury, keeping a diary about how, when and what type of injury occurred, can be crucial if your claim is disputed/rejected.
Worker’s compensation for stress-related illnesses in NSW
If you have a stress-related illness which is caused by your work, you may be able to lodge a worker's compensation claim for psychological injury. This blog looks at the system in NSW.