Can you sue your employer for negligence?

We often receive enquiries from injured workers asking whether they can sue their former employer in relation to their work related injuries. The short answer is yes, you can – but there are certain restrictions which apply. This type of claim is called a claim for Work Injury Damages. A claim for Work Injury Damages

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Total and Permanent Disability Claims – Beware!

Total and Permanent Disability Claims – Beware! Beware of non-legally trained organisations offering help with your Income Protection or TPD claim. Recently, our firm has become aware of organisations offering assistance to people suffering an injury or illness and seeking to claim on a policy of insurance they hold for Income Protection, Total and Permanent

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The Shock of Section 39 Continues

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Thousands of injured workers continue to experience the devastating effect of Section 39. Section 39 of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (as amended) provides that the vast majority of injured workers will have their entitlement to weekly compensation payments terminated after 260 weeks (5 years) of compensation.   The only class of injured workers who are

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TPD Claims

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TPD Claims – As at 30 June 2018, a data overview conducted by the ATO reported that over 15 million Australians have a super fund account, and approximately 39% of those people have more than one super account. While there are certainly benefits to consolidating your super fund accounts (paying fewer fees and having less paperwork to

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Forum for Injured Workers to Take Place at Casino

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The Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO) is an independent body that deals with complaints from injured workers about the conduct of the workers compensation insurer. WIRO also provides funding for lawyers to assist injured workers in claims against insurers. WIRO is holding a forum for injured workers to receive feedback about the performance of

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