Category - Workers Compensation
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...
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...
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...
‘Round Up’ was hailed as a groundbreaking weedkiller – safe for use on farms and in your backyard – when it was launched four decades ago.
The product spread in popularity across the globe, but now, following a landmark US court decision, there are fears this common weedkiller could cause cancer, and suggestions the...
There’s so much to consider when you have been injured at work – and not all of it is simple and straight-forward. If liability for your claim has been accepted, you will receive a Form 36 Notice from your employer or the insurer approximately 26 weeks before the Termination Day. The Termination Day is the date by which...
South Australia’s workers’ compensation regime has entrenched discrimination against people suffering from a mental illness, writes TGB partner Amber Sprague in a special guest col;umn for InDaily.
Read the full column here.
Being an injured worker is incredibly frustrating. Pain, boredom, stress and, in many cases, a drop in self-worth are common.
Returning to work while partially incapacitated can certainly be degrading: you might be asked to do work that is much less active or stimulating than you’re used to doing, or you might be given tasks...
TGB partner Tim White has successfully managed permanent impairment claims for injured Commonwealth employees right across the country. Here he answers some of his clients' frequently asked questions and raises things they need to be aware of.