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I’m a transport worker and was injured interstate. Am I covered for compensation?

Trucks keep Australia moving, but what happens when transport workers are injured on the job? TGB lawyer Ashleigh Ridgway explains the various factors that need to be considered. Transport workers keep the economy ticking over across Australia’s vast land. These workers cross state lines frequently, in metropolitan and country...

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I’m an injured public servant. What are my rights at work?

A host of injured public servants face uncertain futures following a public sector and legislative shake-up. TGB Senior Associate Chrissy Psevdos examines their legal rights. This morning’s edition of The Advertiser (4/4/2017) reported 138 public servants could be out of a job beyond 1 July 2017 when all new workers compensation...

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Working in a call centre has caused me stress and injury. Can I claim?

Call centre workers are under pressure. A heavy workload, coupled with noise, sometimes angry customers and bullying in the workplace takes a toll, and many workers are finding they can’t cope. Tindall Gask Bentley lawyer Ashleigh Ridgway discusses the issues and potential solutions. Noisy, stressful and fast-paced, working...

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I’ve been injured at work in WA – should I accept the first offer of compensation?

Should I accept an offer of lump sum compensation for my workplace injury? TGB lawyer Ben Smith explains your options When you’ve been injured at work, have made a claim, and are offered lump sum compensation it’s natural to want to take the first offer and move on with your life. However, by accepting the insurance company’s...

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A psychiatric injury has stopped me working. What do I need to know?

A change to the Return to Work Act means workplace psychiatric injury compensation claims are now assessed differently. TGB senior associate Dimitra Bouras and lawyer Alexandra Harris explain the change and how it may effect your chances of a successful claim. If a psychiatric injury has stopped you working, you need to know...

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