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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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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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