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Injured at work? Here’s what you need to know about compensation claims.

Everyone has the right to work in safety. In fact, your employer has a legal obligation to ensure your safety while at work. But sometimes things go wrong. If you have an accident at work due to your employer’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. When can you claim? Claims…

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What do you do if your workplace injury was not your employer’s fault?

If you suffer a workplace injury, and it’s significant, you may be able to claim for loss of income (learn more here). Such a claim is under the Workers Compensation scheme. If you were injured as a result of the fault of an entity other than your employer, you have legal rights under another piece…

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Things you need to know to make a successful TPD claim

Many superannuation policies offer TPD insurance (also known as Total and Permanent Disability insurance). While policies differ, and some pay more than others, TPD claims provide a lump sum payout if you can prove your illness or injury is permanent and prevents you from working (for specific details on what your TPD policy covers, check…

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TPD and TTD Super Insurance Claims – What’s the Difference and What do They Cover?

Depending on your superannuation policy, part of your contributions may be paying for insurance. There are usually two types of insurance cover – Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) cover and Total and Temporary Disability (TTD) cover. What’s the difference? Claims for Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) can be made if you are mentally or physically…

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Superannuation and Disability Claims

When we enter the workforce following school, trade school, or university, we immediately start contributing to our superannuation fund. Commonly referred to as our ‘nest-egg’, superannuation is a lump sum of money that pays for our retirement. As we inevitably edge closer to retirement age, we all want our nest egg to be as large…

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Different Types of Compensation Work-Related Injuries

What are the Different Types of Compensation Available for Work-Related Injuries?

Workers’ compensation schemes have been operating in Australia for over a century. While the systems have changed over the years, the goal has always been the same: a worker injured physically or psychologically, or suffering from a disease contracted or exacerbated at work should be compensated for that injury or disease. A work-related injury or…

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Contributory Negligence

What is Contributory Negligence?

Legal disputes where two parties do not agree on the facts are commonly described as ‘he said she said’ cases, but where a case involves negligence the term ‘his fault / her fault’ may be a more appropriate description. In cases of negligence, it is up to the injured party (plaintiff) to prove the defendant…

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Work Injury Damages Lifting Incident

Lifting Incident at Work Causes Injury to Back and Large Work Injury Damages Payout

Our client is a relatively young man who works in the construction industry. He is a very hard worker used to working on fly-in/fly-out projects, sometimes up to 16 hours a day for 7-10 days at a time. Early in his career, he suffered an injury to his back. He had a few weeks off…

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Can I Claim Compensation for a Work Injury in Australia if I’m on a Temporary Visa?

Australia draws many thousands of people from around the world each year to spend some time working and enjoying the lifestyle Australia has to offer. Many visiting non-citizens will be eligible to work for a part of their stay to keep a regular influx of money while they’re here, however not all visas permit this,…

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Do I Need A Workers Compensation Lawyer?

Anyone who suffers injuries at their workplace can seek workers compensation. NSW employers are bound to have workers compensation insurance to cover themselves and those working for them in such events. Workers compensation is a “no-fault system”, and employer’s negligence does not need to be proven to make a claim. Injuries covered include physical harm,…

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Noisy work environment causes hearing difficulties

Is a Noisy Working Environment Causing You Hearing Difficulties?

Industrial deafness is an induced hearing loss caused from prolonged exposure to noisy work environments. A range of symptoms could occur, from diminished hearing in one or both ears to temporary or permanent loss of hearing. To make a hearing loss compensation claim it is best to talk to expert compensation lawyers for sound legal…

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Work injury damages & workers compensation

Are Work Injury Damages and Workers Compensation Claims the Same Thing?

Getting injured at work can be traumatic and have a lasting impact. How do you know if you satisfy the eligibility criteria to claim compensation? Unlike workers compensation claims which have provisions for weekly compensation, medical expenses and lump sum compensation, a work injury damages claim is restricted to past and future economic loss including…

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Skin Cancer Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation – Skin Cancer

Many workers in NSW spend large parts of their day working outdoors, exposed to the sun. As a result of this sun exposure, some workers develop skin cancer. If it can be established that the sun exposure whilst at work was the main contributing factor to the development of the skin cancer the worker may…

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