Category - Workers Compensation
Late last week, the Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a decision on two matters heard concurrently, that set an important precedence for injured workers in South Australia seeking a lump sum payment under the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) (The RTW Act).
TGB Lawyers acted for Mr Williams, the successful appellant in one of the...
In our previous blog, Dimitra Bouras explained some of the top causes and common injuries sustained by health care workers.
Below we look at two case studies where we were able to help injured health care workers.
Case study 1: 38 year old nurse sustaining neck and shoulder injury
Sabrina*, a 38 year old nurse working in...
When filing a Comcare claim, individuals expect to receive the support and compensation they deserve for work-related injuries or illnesses. However, there are instances where Comcare claims are denied, leaving claimants confused and frustrated. It’s essential to understand the common reasons for Comcare claim denials...
Health care is one of the most fundamental sectors to both society and the economy, with workers in this sector providing vital services to patients in public and private hospitals, nursing homes, home care situations and medical clinics.
Health care workers include nurses, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and carers. ...
Under the South Australian Return to Work Act 2014 there are two types of lump sum payments – section 58 for non-economic loss (loss of function) and section 56 for economic loss.
If you’ve suffered a physical injury which is the subject of an accepted workers compensation claim, then you may be eligible for a section 56...
What is a ‘Whole Person Impairment (WPI) Assessment’?
If you have a permanent impairment that resulted from a work injury, you may be eligible for a Whole Person Impairment Assessment.
The Whole Person Impairment Assessment will determine whether:
you are entitled to weekly payments after two years of incapacity;
If you have an accepted workers compensation claim in South Australia, then you may be able to negotiate a redemption of your entitlements to weekly payments and/or medical expenses. The big question is, should you accept a redemption payment, and what are the key considerations?
The biggest thing to consider is whether or not...
If you are in South Australia, and have been assessed as a seriously injured worker as a result of a physical work injury, then these changes may impact you.
A significant change has come into effect as at 17 October 2022 which provides seriously injured workers in South Australia the ability to elect a lump sum payment for...
How does a work injury cause stress?
A work injury can be extremely stressful for an injured worker. Not only does a worker have to deal with the pain of their injury which at times can be chronic, they often have to attend multiple medical providers on a regular basis to assist with their recovery. A worker may often feel...