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COVID Workers Compensation Claim

Is it possible to claim workers compensation if COVID-19 is contracted at work?

A recent finding has been made in the New South Wales Personal Injury Commission that the family of a worker who died as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the course of a work...

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Psychiatric Injuries in the Workplace and Reasonable Administrative Action

Psychiatric Injuries in the Workplace and Reasonable Administrative Action

If a worker suffers a psychiatric injury as a result of their employment which requires them to take time off work and/or incur medical expenses for treatment, they can lodge a...

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Work Place Accidents

Changes to Assessment of Permanent Impairment under the Return to Work Scheme

In May of this year, Return to Work SA put out a consultation paper on proposed changes to the Impairment Assessment Guidelines (IAG) for injured workers. On 24 August 2021, a...

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Major changes proposed to Return to Work payments

Return to Work SA has recently put out a consultation paper on proposed changes to the Impairment Assessment Guidelines (IAG) for injured workers. What will the impact be?

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International Workers Memorial Day 2020

Approximately 1 million workers die each year because of injuries or diseases associated with the workplace. We commemorate those who have lost their lives in workplace accidents.

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Do I receive my full income while on workers compensation?

This blog relates to the South Australian Return to Work Scheme. Many injured workers are covered by the federal Comcare Scheme which provides different rights and entitlements....

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Disputing a workers compensation decision

This blog explains the process of disputing a workers compensation decision, if believe you case manager has made a decision regarding my workers compensation claim that is...

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Working in hot conditions - what are your workers rights?

With the summer months now upon us, its important that you and your workplace are well equipped to face hot conditions. If you do suffer an injury as a result of heat exposure,...

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Can I quit my job while on workers compensation?

Many clients who have been injured at work and are on Return to Work workers compensation, feel that they are not receiving appropriate support from their employer to assist with...

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