Category - Workers Compensation
Insurance. We all need it, but do you have enough of it and is it for the right things? Are you insured if you have an accident? Could you stay on top of all your bills? In this episode of the Law & Life podcast we welcome WealthLogic’s Troy Gallusch to talk about income protection and total permanent disability insurance...Read more
Injuries can and do occur in the Queensland workplace. If it happens to you it is important you know your legal rights and entitlements. Workplace injuries can range from serious illness/disease, injury or damage (including amputations, fractures and brain injuries) through to less severe injuries such as strains and sprains...Read more
Queensland’s workers’ compensation is complex. In this blog we answer five questions commonly asked by our clients. How do I lodge a claim? A workers compensation claim must be lodged within 6 months of sustaining the injury or becoming entitled to compensation (i.e. requiring a medical expense paid or time off...Read more
Recovering from any physical or psychological injury is hard. Many of our clients find some solace in taking action with their compensation claim as soon as possible. In this blog, we list some of the most common personal injury claims and the time frames within which you need to start them. Motor Accident If you’ve been...Read more
You shouldn’t accept hearing loss as a simple case of getting older when there’s a reasonable chance it was caused by your working environment. TGB lawyer Alexandra Harris explains the process for noise-induced hearing loss compensation claims. How do I lodge a Claim? Lodging a claim can be as simple as filling out a ‘Return...Read more
Injured transport workers Pt 2: Should I make a Commonwealth workers' compensation or motor vehicle accident claim?
This is part two in a three-part transport workers series by Ashleigh Ridgway. You can read part one here. Australia employs 550,000 people as road freight transport workers. It’s an enormous part of our nation’s workforce – 5 per cent, in fact. Big employers in the sector include Linfox, TNT, Star Track Express, Australia...Read more
TGB personal injury lawyer Nakkie Le Roux answers some of the more common questions that arise in relation to workers’ compensation claims in Western Australia. The ripple effect of getting injured at work can be enormous. Stress and anxiety are common among injured workers. While you try to focus on your rehabilitation...Read more
Is doctor-patient confidentiality as solid as we think? Can your medical records be requested by insurers, your employer or even your ex-partner? How private is patient privacy? TGB partner Tim White took part in a fascinating panel discussion with the ABC’s Sonya Feldhoff as well as psychiatrist Dr Nick Ford and Dr William...Read more
David Snow’s life changed the day armed robbers raided his workplace and shrapnel from a gunshot hit his right leg. Now an amputee, David is struggling to find employment and has exhausted all avenues for further compensation. Tindall Gask Bentley partner Amber Sprague spoke to Channel 7’s “Today Tonight”...Read more
The Budget has delivered for at-risk Defence veterans, so what does it mean for your mental health treatment?
Australia’s Defence veterans have been crying out for greater access to mental health services for many years. That cry was heard in this week’s federal Budget, when the Government pledged $350m in total to veterans’ services. But what does this long-awaited funding injection mean for veterans’ treatment...Read more