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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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Injured transport workers Pt 2: Should I make a Commonwealth workers' compensation Comcare claim or a motor vehicle accident claim?

This is part two in a three-part transport workers series by Tim White. 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 Post...

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Podcast: 10 Things to Watch Out for When You Make a ComCare Claim

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...

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Injured transport workers Pt 1: I was injured interstate. Am I eligible for compensation?

Trucks keep Australia moving, but what happens when transport workers are injured on the job? TGB lawyer Daniel Clarke explains the various factors that need to be considered. Transport workers keep the economy ticking over across Australia’s vast land. These workers cross state lines frequently, in metropolitan and country...

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