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Psychological Injury – Workers Compensation

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

Over 50 and injured? You may no longer be able to receive 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- Lawyers Sydney

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

What’s the Model for Work Capacity Decision Reviews?

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?

Work Capacity Assessments and 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