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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



Work Capacity Decisions - Recent Changes

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Work Capacity Decisions are made by a worker’s compensation insurer to determine the work capacity of an injured worker. It is a formal process involving information gathering, medical asses  Read More



​ The New Section 74 Notice – Now Called the Section 78 Notice

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

To decline any aspect of a worker’s compensation claim, the insurer must issue a dispute notice which is now called a Section 78 Notice. Recent changes to the workers compensation le  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



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 and duty of care in construction as  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 w  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



Workers' Compensation Claims: Should you challenge a S74 Notice?

Monday, October 23, 2017

What is a Section 74 Notice? A Section 74 Notice is a written decision made by the insurer outlining the reasons to decline your claim and/or medical expenses. A Section 74 Notice will includ  Read More



9 Reasons Why You Need An Expert Workers' Compensation Lawyer | Garling & Co

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

If you have suffered an injury at work you may be able to make a claim for Workers’ Compensation (http://www.garlingandco.com.au/landing-pages/workers-compensation-claims.html) . The Workers’  Read More