Workers Compensation Law News
WORKER’S COMPENSATION: EMPLOYMENT AND PSYCHIATRIC INJURY – By Glen Pearce – When a person’s employment causes them to suffer a psychiatric injury such as depression, the question of whether they are entitled to worker’s compensation is not always straightforward. Changes in workers compensation laws as well as the interaction of industrial law issues all combine…Read More
Click to Call CAN I CLAIM WORKERS COMP IF MY INJURY CAUSES ANOTHER INJURY? You would expect a claim for being injured at work to be pretty straightforward. But what happens if that original injury leads to other complications? Can you be compensated if a back injury eventually causes problems in your shoulders or hips? …Read More
Click to Call NEW EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL SYSTEM PROMISES GREATER EFFICIENCY A new streamlined system for the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) will be introduced from 1 July 2017. It will increase the spectrum of employment related cases that can be heard by SAET. The current set-up The Fair Work Commission, which oversees the national workplace…Read More
Click to Call CAN YOU GET WORKERS COMPENSATION FOR A DEGENERATIVE INJURY? What happens when you have a bad back, dodgy knee or other injury and it’s made worse by your work? Can you get workers compensation? That was the situation for a butcher who suffered a left knee injury and then won the right…Read More
Click to Call WHAT’S THE BUZZ: MOSQUITO BITES LEAD TO COMPENSATION CLAIM A woman who was diagnosed with arthritis after being severely bitten by mosquitos has been successful in her claim for workers compensation. Background The woman was a 60 year-old lecturer in hairdressing, employed by TAFE SA. She had expressed an interest in a…Read More
EARS LEFT RINGING AFTER WORKPLACE INJURY A man who claimed that his employment conditions caused tinnitus has been awarded compensation by the South Australian Employment Tribunal (Tribunal). This case is significant because it was found that the connection of the injury to the man’s work did not have to be explained by “precise” medical science.…Read More
CAN A PERSON MAKE A WILL IF THEY DON’T HAVE CAPACITY? – By Vanessa Ho – So many times, it’s not until a loved one is in care that we realise they don’t have a will. If that person no longer has legal capacity to make a will, it is a common misconception that there is…Read More
Click to Call WORKERS COMPENSATION: WHEN IS IT TOO LATE TO CLAIM? In separate decisions, two workers were recently allowed to make workers compensation claims, even though they were well out-of-time. One case concerned industrial deafness, or noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), and the other was a back injury. Hearing Loss In this case, the…Read More
Click to Call A FALL AT THE FOOTY: IS IT WORK? Most people would assume that if you go to the footy and get injured, you can’t get workers compensation because you’re not at work. But that’s not always the case. Employee activities outside of work hours may still attract an entitlement to compensation if…Read More
COMPENSATION DOUBLE DIPPING? PROCEED WITH CAUTION WHEN CLAIMS COLLIDE Making multiple claims for the one injury can come back and bite you, as a decision of the District Court has shown. In law, one matter may fall under more than one area. For example, an injury in the course of employment may be covered by…Read More
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