Category - Injured People
Being medically discharged from the Australian Defence Force seems to be occurring with increased frequency. I speak with current and former defence force members on a weekly basis who have been medically discharged for a large array of injuries. Most often this is due to serious physical injuries but very frequently a psychological...
When asking if you can make a Comcare claim and receive compensation for a psychiatric injury, the short answer is yes! Unlike most state workers’ compensation schemes, under the Comcare compensation scheme, an injured worker may be entitled to a lump sum payment for a psychiatric condition. If you are assessed with a permanent...
Hi. My name is Tim White, and I am a partner here at TGB, specialising in advising injured workers – specifically with military compensation claims and Comcare claims.
Having assisted injured workers for about 25 years, I want to share with you my top five questions you should raise with your lawyer at the first meeting....
Lawyers concerned Comcare’s tactics are hurting injured claimants
If a claimant refuses to see a doctor nominated by Comcare, the claimant’s compensation can be suspended and they must go to court to argue their case.(ABC News: Emma Machan)
Australian Lawyers Alliance spokesman Tim White, who has represented Commonwealth...
About two people die every week in motor vehicle accidents on South Australian roads, with hundreds more significantly injured.
Our compensation scheme for those injured in car accidents is a fault-based one, meaning you can only claim compensations for injuries if the accident was the other driver’s fault.
The short answer is yes.
Having a lawyer involved with your claim, even if it is accepted and you’ve had no issues could mean the difference between receiving a lump sum compensation payment versus receiving nothing.
This is especially true when your injuries are deemed medically stable and the time comes for you to undergo...
How and why does a valid work injury Comcare compensation claim get rejected and what can workers do to protect themselves?
When workers leave it too late to report their injury or condition to their employer or delay in lodging the claim, it can make the claims process more difficult and will often result in their Comcare...
Following a series of changes to the Northern Territory’s Return to Work Act there is now “deemed” acceptance of claims for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (‘PTSD’) for frontline emergency workers (first responders).
What are the changes?
Diseases that are accepted as arising out of particular types...
How can a pre-existing brain tumour lead to a ‘work injury’ and have compensation paid? It seems unlikely – impossible even – however in a bizarre turn of events in a remote drilling work site in the middle of Moomba in South Australia, TGB was able to secure compensation for an affected worker faced...