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CAN I MAKE A SECOND CLAIM FOR LUMP SUM COMPENSATION FOR PERMANENT IMPAIRMENT?

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Workers Compensation Act allows an injured worker to make only one claim for lump sum compensation for permanent impairment if the claim was made after 19 June 2012. You cannot return and try to i  Read More



AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 38 OF THE WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT – CONTINUING PAYMENT OF WEEKLY COMPENSATION AFTER THE SECOND ENTITLEMENT PERIOD (AFTER 130 WEEKS)

Monday, March 26, 2018

In August 2016 the Workers' Compensation Act was amended to change a workers' entitlements to ongoing weekly compensation based on the level of permanent impairment obtained. The Workers Compe  Read More



WHAT IS A “MINOR INJURY” UNDER THE NEW MOTOR ACCIDENT INJURIES ACT 2017

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Once you have made a claim for personal injury benefits under the new Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 which is effective for accidents after 1 December 2017, the insurer will pay weekly payments   Read More



CAR ACCIDENT AFTER 1 DECEMBER 2017 – WHAT DO I DO FIRST?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

If you have sustained an injury in a car accident after 1 December 2017 then you are entitled to compensation under the new Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017. Seek Medical Help If you have  Read More



DUTY OF CARE OF HEAD BUILDER TO CONTRACTORS ON A JOB SITE

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Construction sites are one of the most dangerous places to work. Yet despite this well-known fact, employers and head builders continually put work place safety as a second thought. In our practic  Read More



SECTION 59A OF THE WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1997 – LIMIT ON PAYMENT OF MEDICAL EXPENSES

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Section 59A is an important section of the Workers' Compensation Act as it deals with an injured workers' ongoing entitlement to medical expenses. Medical expenses are payable to an injured wo  Read More



SECTION 39 OF THE WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Because of the amendments to the Workers Compensation Legislation in 2012, Section 39 of the Workers' Compensation Act states that injured workers who have been receiving weekly benefits since 1 O  Read More



RESOLVING DISPUTES UNDER THE MOTOR ACCIDENTS COMPENSATION ACT DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICE: FOR ACCIDENTS AFTER 1 DECEMBER 2017

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICE (DRS) Under the new legislation, the DRS will handle all disputes in relation to: - i.Merit review ii.Medical assessment iii.Claims assessment. The  Read More



IMPORTANT TIME LIMITS UNDER THE NEW MOTOR ACCIDENTS LEGISLATION

Monday, February 26, 2018

The new Motor Accident Legislation for injuries received on or after 1 December 2017 now provides very strict time limits in which to make a claim. These include the following: - The motor   Read More



A GUIDE FOR PEOPLE INJURED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON OR AFTER 1 DECEMBER 2017

Monday, February 19, 2018

1. INTRODUCTION If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident on or after 1 December 2017 you can make a claim for personal injury compensation under the new CTP scheme. The new schem  Read More