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Return to Work workers compensation Parliamentary Review

Parliamentary Committee inquiry into South Australia’s Return to Work scheme hands down its findings

In November 2017, we received a copy of the final report from the Parliamentary Committee and we're very pleased that many of our proposed recommendations were accepted/supported...

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Will my workers compensation insurer pay for house and garden help while I am incapacitated?

Will my workers compensation insurer pay for house and garden help while I am incapacitated?

Injured workers are often not fully aware of all of their legal rights and entitlements through the Return to Work system. One such entitlement involves assistance around the...

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Will a workers compensation claim impact on my future job prospects?

Will a workers compensation claim impact on my future job prospects?

There are many reasons why employers are hesitant about employing people who have previously claimed workers compensation under the South Australian Return to Work Scheme or the...

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10 things to know when seeking medical treatment while on workers compensation

10 things to know when seeking medical treatment while on workers compensation

The simple rule is that medical expenses can be incurred for 12 months following the last date a worker received income support payments (weekly payments).

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Does my workers compensation lump sum payment end my entitlement to weekly payments?

Does my workers compensation lump sum payment end my entitlement to weekly payments?

A lump sum claim for permanent impairment can be confusing for injured workers. Some workers believe that their various other entitlements (weekly payments and medical expenses...

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Frequently asked questions about your lump sum claim for workplace injury

Frequently asked questions about your lump sum claim for workplace injury

If you’ve suffered an injury and lodged a workers compensation claim in South Australia that has been accepted, you may also have an entitlement to a claim for permanent...

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Am I entitled to a lump sum payment for my work injury?

Am I entitled to a lump sum payment for my work injury?

If you’ve suffered an injury at work which has been accepted as “compensable” by the relevant workers compensation insurer, you may have an entitlement to lump sum compensation...

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workers compensation and employer responsibility to provide suitable duties

On workers compensation? When must your employer provide you with suitable duties?

If you’ve been on workers compensation and are now able to return to work, either on a full time or a part time basis (and whether or not to your previous employment), your...

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Do I receive my full income while on workers compensation?

Do I receive my full income while on workers compensation?

Many workers are unfamiliar with the full array of their rights, entitlements and obligations when they suffer a work-related injury.

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