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What to do if you are injured at work

  Has this happened to you at work? You are walking down some stairs and twist and hurt your knee; You lift a box that is much heavier than you thought and hurt your back; Your boss or supervisor is making unreasonable demands regarding your work duties and you are feeling stressed. It is very …

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What to do if you are Injured in a Motor Accident

If you are injured in a motor accident and you consider that it is caused by the fault of another driver, including the driver of the car that you are a passenger of, it is important that you do the following:

Compensation Update by John Isaksen – Mandatory Reporting of Legal Costs in Motor Vehicle Accidents

As of 1 October 2015 it is a mandatory requirement for all solicitors in NSW to disclose to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) a costs breakdown upon the finalising of a motor accidents claim. The CTP insurer informs the SIRA of the settlement or completion of the claim and then the SIRA makes a …

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Compensation Update with John Isaksen – Lump Sum payment for permanent impairment

In our previous article we referred to a recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal which bars an injured worker who received a lump sum payment for permanent impairment prior to June 2012 from making a further claim for a lump sum payment if the worker’s condition has deteriorated, such as by way of …

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Compensation Update with John Isaksen – Compensation when an injured worker's condition has deteriorated

The substantial changes that were made to Workers Compensation Legislation in 2012 included provisions that an injured worker is only entitled to a lump sum payment for impairment if that worker has permanent impairment that is greater than 10% and the worker can only make one claim for that lump sum payment for permanent impairment.

Changes for Workers Compensation in NSW

  The New South Wales Liberal Government has recently advised that the New South Wales Workers Compensation Scheme is in deficit to the tune of $4 billion. It has been conceded that much of this loss has been to the effect of investments from the Workcover fund and the Global Financial Crisis. However it seems …

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Termination of Employment

Termination of Employment With the exception of people who are employed by the State Government, all employers and their employees in New South Wales are now covered by the (Commonwealth) Fair Work Act as the law applies to claims for relief for unfair dismissal or unlawful termination.

Changes to the Journey Claims

Workers in New South Wales No Longer Covered for Injuries Sustained on a Journey to or from Work. Widespread changes were made to workers compensation law in New South Wales in June 2012. One of the many changes has been the virtual abolition of an entitlement to workers compensation benefits where a worker is injured …

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