Compensation & Negligence Claims

Can injured workers access medicinal cannabis for their injury?

The relevant governing provision for any medical treatment under the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) is section 60. Section 60 provides injured workers with access to certain medical treatment where that treatment is reasonably necessary. In Donnelly v Camsons Pty Ltd [2021] NSWWCC 19, a worker fell from a ladder while washing trucks in 2013 …

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I have been injured at work, can I make a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Claim?

No matter what kind of career you are in, the workplace can be a dangerous place. Much like any other area you visit, your employer owes you a duty of care to provide you with a safe working environment. Nobody wants to be injured whilst at work. However, in the event an injury occurs, you …

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Funded MVA Legal Advice? Yes please!

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority is currently reviewing the provision of a legal aid type scheme for persons injured in a motor vehicle accident on or after 1 December 2017. Currently, a person injured in a motor vehicle accident is required to bear the burden of their own legal costs and disbursements. These costs and …

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How do I claim for Total Permanent Disability? A Checklist

So, you’ve been injured or have fallen ill and are worried you will not be able to support yourself or your family if you can’t return to work? Thankfully there is an answer… a Total Permanent Disability (TPD) claim. The majority of Australians have TPD insurance through their superannuation fund and can typically make a …

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I’ve been injured at work! What next? A Checklist

So, you: Walked down some stairs and twisted your ankle? Lifted an object and hurt your back? Performed the same movement for years and are starting to feel pain? Have experienced bullying and harassment by your colleagues and/or supervisor? You are not alone, and we are here to help guide you through how to manage …

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Personal Injury- Recent Changes

It is clearly important that any injured person obtains expert legal advice before actually making a claim. If you lose the claim in Court, they can order the injured person to pay the legal costs of whoever they sued. The law is constantly changing, and you need to have the help of a Lawyer who …

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Changes to Personal Injury in NSW

On 11 August 2020, the Personal Injury Commission Act 2020 (NSW) (the Act) received Royal Assent after it passed both houses of the New South Wales Parliament. The purpose of the Act is to create a single dispute resolution body for the resolution of personal injury disputes involving claims for workers compensation and motor accidents. …

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A 2019 Guide to Medical Negligence

Human skills in medicine have come a long way, becoming more and more sophisticated as time has gone on. Surgery can still be a scary thought, but it used to be that the thought of any surgery without any or little painkilling caused humans to prefer certain death over surgery. Surgery was horrifically painful, bloody, …

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The Importance of a Good Bullying and Harassment Policy

Companies in Australia owe a duty to provide a safe working environment free from bullying and harassment. This applies to not only employees, but anyone who has a relationship with your company. Workplace bullying is defined by Safe Work Australia as ‘the repeated and unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker or a group of workers …

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The New CTP Scheme and its Affect on Compensation Claims

As of 1 December 2017, new legislation by the State Government overhauled the existing CTP scheme, providing major changes to motor accident compensation claims. We provide this article to assist you in better understanding the new scheme and how it may affect you. The following applies for any motor vehicle accident which occurred on or …

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