Category - Workers
“We need help.” It’s been the plea of thousands of former defence personnel for decades now as they struggled with the transition to civilian life and mental health issues caused by their time in the military. In this fascinating installment of the Law & Life podcast, TGB partner Tim White and clinical psychiatrist...Read more
The Budget has delivered for at-risk Defence veterans, so what does it mean for your mental health treatment?
Australia’s Defence veterans have been crying out for greater access to mental health services for many years. That cry was heard in this week’s federal Budget, when the Government pledged $350m in total to veterans’ services. But what does this long-awaited funding injection mean for veterans’ treatment...Read more
From little things big things grow, and so it has proved for Tindall Gask Bentley’s Reynella office which has just celebrated 25 years proudly serving the people of Adelaide’s southern suburbs. In 1992 the picture was very different to what it is today. Back then TGB was just a single office at 76 Light Square in the city....Read more
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...Read more
Defence veterans risk so much for their country. When they are injured while serving and suffer a permanent impairment, one of the biggest tolls they pay is that on their lifestyle. Relationships, recreation, mobility and employment prospects are all affected by injury, but how do you put a value on that when making a compensation...Read more
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...Read more
MasterChef star and celebrity chef George Calombaris’s restaurants have incorrectly paid their staff by $2.6 million. What can you do if your employer does the same? TGB Associate Sam Hooper explains your options. The revelation celebrity chef George Calombaris’s restaurants had incorrectly paid staff to the tune of...Read more
Not all workplace injuries happen because of accidents or negligence. TGB lawyer Alexandra Harris explains your compensation rights if you are injured at work while having a seizure. Making a workers compensation claim is not always clear-cut. What if you have an epileptic fit at work and break your ankle? Do you have a claim...Read more
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...Read more
The personal, private battles faced by our Australian Federal Police officers have become public thanks to recent media reports, detailing suffering from psychological injury caused by their employment. Bullying and harassment, poor support services and PTSD caused by responding to traumatic events are just some of the issues...Read more