Month: June 2021

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Workplace Injury: Legal Perspective

A workplace injury is a physical or psychological/psychiatric injury as a result of negligence, unsafe work practices or inadequate training. More specifically, injuries or illnesses stemming from risky equipment, chemically contaminated environment, repetitive or difficult body movements and psychological or emotional trauma caused by discriminating, culturally insensitive and high-stress workplaces fall under this category of …

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When Does a Worker Become Eligible to Claim Lump Sum Compensation?

Workers compensation lump sum payments in NSW In New South Wales, when a worker sustains an injury during the course of employment, physically or psychologically, he/she can claim compensation for losses arising from the injury. Workers compensation benefits that an injured worker can claim include income support for lost earnings, medical and rehabilitation expenses, and in certain circumstances …

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Workers Compensation for Medical Expenses

When injured during the course of employment, workers may be eligible to receive compensation under work health and safety laws in New South Wales and become entitled to various benefits including medical and rehabilitation expenses. The medical expenses that can be covered by the employer/insurer should be “reasonably necessary” and may include the following: Treatment …

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Workers Compensation and Exempt Workers

Exempt workers are certain classes of workers who are not covered by the most of the provisions of the workers compensation acts in New South Wales (NSW) and are thus subject to different practice in terms of workers compensation. Police officer Firefighter Paramedic Police officers, paramedics and firefighters are considered exempt workers within the compensation …

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Can Independent Contractors Get Workers Compensation?

Are you an independent contractor and curious about your rights and entitlements regarding workers compensation? It is important to know your place in the insurance scheme in the face of the emerging forms of working. Whether you are a contractor, sub-contractor, sole trader or freelancer, knowing where you stand will be critical against a possible …

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Emotional Distress After a Car Accident

A car accident causes shock for most people and more serious symptoms and injuries for others. You may be entitled compensation for your psychological/psychiatric injuries that may emerge as a result of the shock, extreme anxiety or stress you suffered due to a car accident, regardless whether it was a car, bike, truck, motorcycle or pedestrian accident. Also, you may be entitled …

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Workers Compensation Weekly Benefits in NSW

Employers have a responsibility to fulfil their occupational health and safety obligations. This responsibility ensures that you receive entitlements if you are injured while working or fall in the course of employment. If you encounter such a situation, the entitlements you will receive are known as workers’ compensation. The entitlements includes wages, medical expenses including …

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Top 3 Tips on How to Win a Personal Injury Claim

Want to know our 3 top tips on how to win a personal injury claim? Our personal injury lawyers have prepared a brief blog based on their experiences from previous claims before they were a client of Withstand Lawyers. 1. Understand what you can claim and what you can’t Sounds simple right? Although it does …

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