Category - Commonwealth Employees

Can I make a Comcare claim and receive compensation for a psychiatric injury?

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...

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Top five questions to ask your lawyer at your first meeting

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....

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Lodging a Comcare Commonwealth Compensation Claim for injury – Important things you need to be aware of

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...

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Why was my Comcare work injury compensation claim rejected?

More work injury claims are getting rejected at the first hurdle, but now is not the time to throw in the towel, write TGB’s Tim White and Daniel Clarke. How can my work injury claim be rejected when it is caused by my employment? Increasingly, we are seeing injury claims rejected on the basis of numerous exceptions, in...

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What happens if my initial Commonwealth work related injury causes another injury to develop?

Often I see Commonwealth employees that have sustained a work injury and as a consequence of that injury they develop other problems or complications with another part of their body.  This is referred to as a sequalae or secondary injury.  If this occurs it is important to make a Comcare claim for this secondary injury, otherwise...

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Comcare - Stress, bullying and psychological compensation claims for Commonwealth employees

Bullying, workplace harassment and inappropriate behaviour - the common thread to all of these is stress and psychological injury, and the number of compensation claims is rising. For Commonwealth workers looking to make a claim, the process can be complex. TGB partner Tim White explains what to look out for.

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