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Whole Person Impairment Claims – An Update

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

If as a result of an injury sustained in the course of employment, you have sustained a permanent impairment, the Workers Compensation Act allows for a worker to claim a lump sum amount of compens  Read More



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 WORKCOVER PAYMENTS 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 Comp  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



How Do Doctors Assess The Level Of WPI For Spinal Injury Claims? | Garling & Co

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

If you have sustained an injury to your spine such as a neck or low back injury, then you are entitled to make a claim for lump sum compensation for permanent impairment. To determine the amo  Read More



Understanding The Importance Of Whole Person Impairment In Compensation | Garling & Co

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

If you have a permanent impairment as a result of workplace injury or illness, you may be entitled to receive a lump sum payment as compensation. This whole person impairment compensation is   Read More



SECTION 39 OF THE WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Due to 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 Octobe  Read More



LEGAL COSTS ARE NOW PAYABLE TO ASSIST IN CHALLENGING A WORK CAPACITY DECISION

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Legal costs are now payable by the insurer to assist workers in challenging a Work Capacity Decision made by the insurance company. Under the workers' compensation system an insurer must unde  Read More



How to avoid having weekly benefits stopped at the end of 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

It is estimated that some 8,000 injured workers will be notified this year that their weekly benefits will cease at the end of 2017. Because of the amendments to the Workers Compensation Legislati  Read More



Case study under the new CTP scheme

Friday, October 14, 2016

In a recent article by the ‘Save Our CTP’ organisation they conducted a comparative case study of a real client who had suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Under the new scheme the   Read More