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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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I’m back after a workplace injury but need more surgery. Can I receive payments even though my entitlements have ended?

It’s hard enough returning to work after a workplace injury. But what happens if you need more surgery? Can you still receive payments to ease the financial strain? TGB senior Associate Dimitra Bouras explains your options. “How will I pay my mortgage and bills if I can’t work?” It’s a common fear among people...

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WA police officer not guilty of grievous bodily harm

A WA District Court jury this week found police Constable Jonathan Edwards not guilty of Grievous Bodily Harm. The WA Police Union believes Constable Edwards should never have been charged and was simply doing his job effecting an arrest in the Perth suburb of Camillo, when force was required, in April 2015.  Constable Edwards...

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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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