Workers Compensation Claim citing Workplace Stress & Anxiety. The successful case was won for the local Northern Beaches client by Walker Law Group resulting in a $43,500.00 payout. Dear Steve, I wish to express my gratitude to you and to your team for all the support whilst challenging the Insurer’s rejection of my workplace injury. Your … Continue reading Psychological Injury – A Workplace Stress & Anxiety Claim
The Work Capacity Decision The Work Capacity Decision Review model makes available to injured workers a three-tiered process (see diagram below), for potential reviews of Work Capacity Decisions made by insurers: Internal review by the Insurer; Merit Review by the authority; and Procedural Review by WIRO The diagram below provides a greater degree of detail … Continue reading What is the Work Capacity Decision Review model?
The Work Capacity Decision review process, including the ability to seek a Merit Review by the authority, was introduced into the Workers Compensation Scheme in 2012 Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (the Act). Those reforms effectively split what had formerly been the exclusive jurisdiction of the Workers Compensation Commission (WCC) to determine Workers … Continue reading What’s the Model for Work Capacity Decision Reviews?
Section 43 Subsection 1 must be noted that the decision of the Work Capacity Decision by an insurer is filed and binding on the parties and not subject to appeal or review except under Section 44BB or judicial review by the Supreme Court. (See Extract Section 44BB) Section 44BB Review of Work Capacity Decisions An … Continue reading Work Capacity Decisions Review – Section 44BB
As to what constitutes suitable employment, see Section 32A. (See extract) Commentary on “Suitable Employment” Definition It is important to note that the insurance company does not have to have regard to whether the work or the employment is available and whether the work or the employment is of a type or nature that is … Continue reading What constitutes suitable employment? Work Capacity Decisions
Walker Law Group are pleased to share a video released by WIRO (Workers Compensation Independent Review Office) providing relevant information for workers regarding Section 39 and what you need to know. We are leading the way for WIRO claims across NSW. The following video and transcript is from WIRO.NSW.gov.au This year the government is set to … Continue reading WIRO Section 39 Video for Workers – WIRO Lawyers Sydney
Work Capacity Assessments and Work Capacity Decisions – Workers Compensation The amending act imposes additional requirements on the insurer to conduct regular work capacity assessments which may, or may not, result in a Work Capacity Decision affecting the worker’s weekly benefits. The work cover work capacity guidelines (the Guidelines) state that a work capacity assessment … Continue reading Work Capacity Assessments and Work Capacity Decisions
Neck injury and whiplash compensation claims – Car Accident Lawyers Neck injuries commonly occur when the neck is bent or twisted out of its normal range of movement. This can happen in a range of circumstances such as in falls or sporting injuries, but a common cause of neck injury is whiplash sustained in a … Continue reading Neck Injury and Whiplash Compensation Claims
Brain and spinal injuries Car Accident Compensation Lawyers It is estimated that one in 50 Australians suffer from a brain injury that limits their activities, with almost one in a hundred suffering a profound or severe core activity limitation. Two thirds of brain injury sufferers are male, with a sharp peak of injuries occurring in males … Continue reading Car Accident Compensation – Brain and spinal injuries
Work Injury Damage $385,000 Negligence Claim Payout for Workers Compensation Terry worked as a pilot for a large commercial airline and injured his back which resulted in a need for surgery as a consequence of getting in and out of the airplane due to a difficult door which we successfully sued the airline for negligence as a … Continue reading Work Injury Damage $385000 – Workers Compensation