If you are the Plaintiff in a compensation case, your social media presence will be heavily scrutinised for anything that might suggest your injury or evidence is other than what you say it is.
Starting in September this year, thousands of injured workers who have been in receipt of weekly benefits since before 1 October 2012, will have their weekly payments cut off.
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Since June 2012 it is very hard to win a “journey claim”. You can only recover compensation if you can show there is a “real and substantial connection between the employment and the accident”.
In 2013, a 16 year old girl suffered serious burns to 42% of her body when fellow party-goer carelessly threw accelerant into a fire at a house party in Toowomba, QLD. This horrible accident left the girl so seriously injured that she has to wear a whole body pressure suit 23 hours a day and will need ongoing treatment and care.
The 2012 amendments to the NSW Workers Compensation scheme significantly cut the entitlements to weekly benefits and medical expenses for most injured workers in NSW. The amendments however exempted “police officers, paramedics and firefighters” from being affected.
Mr Bugeja came tearing out of McDonalds in rainy conditions in his Subaru Impreza, darting out of his lane and into the middle lane, where he then braked. Mrs Jarrett, who was minding her own business, driving her Honda Accord, slammed on her brakes – but couldn’t stop in time, and rear ended the car in front of her.
Mr Skibola’s claim for psychological injury was based on humiliating and bullying behaviour toward him by his managers and co-workers. His claim was declined by the insurer, who said that he was only stressed because he had undergone a performance appraisal and received a warning letter.
It’s easy to criticise your GP for not taking down everything you say, or making a mistake about how your accident happened, or not realising that you hurt more than one body part.
Peter Muscutt, an Assistant Horse Trainer, had a serious injury to his back at work on 13 January 2015. When he told his boss he needed immediate spinal surgery, the boss insisted that Peter be examined by a GP before he could agree to the surgery.