Category - Workers
There are currently more than 300,000 injury claims with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs right now. This means thousands of current and former Defence men and women are still awaiting recognition for injuries sustained while serving their country. But Australia’s military compensation system is complex and full...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
A factory worker who was sacked for chucking a hangover sickie after drinking too much on Anzac Day has been awarded $8000 in compensation after the Fair Work Commission found she was treated harshly. TGB senior lawyer and employment law specialist Andrew Clare spoke to “Today Tonight” about the rights of employers...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
For Commonwealth employees, making a compensation claim can be a confusing process, but it doesn’t have to be. In this episode of the Law & Life podcast, TGB partner Tim White discusses the 10 things you must look out for if you’re a Commonwealth employee making a ComCare claim. Listen on SoundCloudListen to...Read more
Barry Heffernan is on a mission. A mission to save lives. Barry, a retired war veteran and doting grandfather, runs the William Kibby V.C. Veterans’ Shed, a place “for anyone who’s ever pulled on a uniform” where they can get help if they have suffered abuse while serving their country. Barry and his...Read more
“We need help.” It’s been the plea of thousands of former defence personnel for decades now as they struggled with the transition to civilian life and mental health issues caused by their time in the military. In this fascinating installment of the Law & Life podcast, TGB partner Tim White and clinical psychiatrist...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