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.
Fair Work Commission decision to approve a greenfields agreement quashed by the Federal Court
The Federal Court quashes a decision of the Fair Work Commission to approve a greenfields agreement between Busways and TWU on the basis that it is not a ‘genuine new enterprise’.
Win for Queensland spray painter’s terminal condition WorkCover claim
A worker’s claim for terminal benefits under worker’s compensation was denied by WorkCover Queensland as the medical evidence did not suggest the condition would terminate his life. The worker appealed to the QIRC who overturned the prior decisions
Employer’s decision to medically discharge a firefighter with history of PTSD was wrong
NSW Industrial Relations Commission determines the medical discharge of a firefighter, due to PTSD, was wrong and decision overturned.
Comcare claims; important tips about the claims process
With Comcare worker's compensation claims, it’s important to ensure details of your claim clearly demonstrate a connection between work and your injury; a threshold test referred to as causation.
Successful defence helps Tasmanian teacher remain on workers compensation
The Tasmanian Civil & Administration Tribunal dismisses an insurer’s interim dispute to cease worker's compensation benefits for an injured Tasmanian teacher.
Difference between accumulation and defined benefit super funds
There are two primary types of super funds; defined benefit funds and accumulation funds. In this article, we look at the differences between these types of funds.
What to do if your Tasmanian worker’s compensation claim is disputed?
If your worker's compensation claim in Tasmania is accepted, you will be entitled to weekly payments, medical expenses and other benefits. But what happens if your WorkCover claim is disputed by your employer?
Signing a deed of release may affect your ongoing worker’s compensation benefits
In this article, we explore how a deed of release can affect an injured worker’s ongoing worker’s compensation benefits following termination of employment.
Worker’s compensation benefits reinstated for injured Tasmanian worker
A win for a Tasmanian worker who had his worker's compensation benefits terminated unfairly. The result saw Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal make an order reinstating the worker's benefits.