Psychological Injury – Workers Compensation Lawyers Supervisor pointed gun at worker, caused psych injury A worker who claimed his supervisor held a gun to his chest, and repeatedly bullied him for being “too old” to return to work after being injured, has been awarded workers’ compensation. NSW Workers Compensation Commission Arbitrator John Harris found medical … Continue reading Psychological Injury – Workers Compensation
Featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, 23rd September 2017. Our very own Accredited Specialist and Founder, Steve Walker, discusses his client Mr Toby and the impact the new government legislation changes could have on 1,000’s of injured workers like his client. He says of his client who suffered a significant and genuine injury renering him … Continue reading Over 50 and injured? You may no longer be able to receive Compensation
Workers Compensation Amendment (Protection of Injured Workers) Bill 2017 Workers Compensation Amendment Explanatory note Download the PDF This explanatory note relates to this Bill as introduced into Parliament. Have you had your impairment assessed properly? Have you recently been told your workers compensation benefits will cease ? Do you wish for a fresh approach to … Continue reading Workers Compensation Amendment- Lawyers Sydney
Car Accident Compensation A Guide For People Who Have Lost A Relative In A Motor Vehicle Accident. When you lose a close relative as a result of a car accident you may be able to claim financial compensation under the Compensation to Relatives Act 1897. Under this Act a close relative includes a wife, husband, de facto … Continue reading Car Accident Compensation – Sydney Personal Injury Lawyers
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
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