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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 claim workers compensation for COVID-19?

COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation

If in the course of your employment, you are exposed to persons who have contracted or have been exposed to COVID-19 and you are subsequently diagnosed with Covid-19, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.

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Claiming workers compensation in NSW

How to claim workers compensation in NSW

Eligibility for claiming workers compensation in NSW requires that the injured worker has sustained an ‘injury arising out of or in the course of employment’. Read more on our 'how to' guide for lodging a NSW workers compensation claim.

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Injured at work but my employer has no insurance

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.

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Hall Payne objects to reliance on insurer’s medical evidence and secures worker’s entitlement

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,…

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$585,000 Pricey Punch: Queensland District Court Award Damages to Victim of Workplace Assault

$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…

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Hall Payne secure workplace injury entitlements for Northern Territory worker

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…

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Hall Payne Helps Police Officer with PTSD

Hall Payne Helps Police Officer with PTSD

Hall Payne recently obtained a favourable Determination from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) for a former Police Officer diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Our client made a claim…

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Have a rejected workers’ compensation claim? – You need some legal advice!

Have a rejected workers’ compensation claim? – You need some legal advice!

The recent decision in Pryszlak v. Workers’ compensation Regulator highlights the need for injured workers’ to obtain sound legal advice from an expert workers compensation lawyer.

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Smith’s liable for compensation for multiple injuries as HPL client wins against snackfood giant

Smith’s liable for compensation for multiple injuries as HPL client wins against snackfood giant

Our client sought compensation for multiple injuries sustained at work after being crushed by an automated-robotic arm. Smith’s claimed that a latent defect was responsible and denied liability. This was…

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Hall Payne secures win for rigger following serious neck injury

Hall Payne secures win for rigger following serious neck injury

Mark was an experienced rigger working for a crane, rigging and hoists business in Queensland. Mark’s leading hand directed him to assist loading a portion of tower crane on to…

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Clayton v Jetcrete: The importance of expert evidence in personal injury litigation

Clayton v Jetcrete: The importance of expert evidence in personal injury litigation

The recent decision of the District Court of Queensland in Clayton v Jetcrete Oz Pty Ltd serves as a reminder of the importance of credibility of and the reliability of…

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