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Are you getting what you are supposed to from your TPD claim?

Before looking at what consumers are getting out of their TPD insurance and the effectiveness of their policies, it is important to define Total and Permanent Disability Insurance. TPD insurance is a specific type of insurance where a specific lump sum amount is paid to the insured (employee) if they become totally and permanently disabled …

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Withstand Lawyers on Channel 7 News

Withstand Lawyers was interviewed by Channel 7 News to discuss the migration law changes, statistics and community diversity. Member of the Gandhi Institute also contributed by stating “You are accepted you are welcomed, that’s why I like being here”. Robert Lu, Senior Registered Migration Agent of Withstand Lawyers, mentions that “If you look at the statistics …

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Workplace Injury: Legal Perspective

What is a workplace injury from a 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 …

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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 …

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Workers compensation for medical expenses

Workers compensation 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 …

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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 officers, paramedics and firefighters are considered exempt workers within the compensation scheme of NSW.Exempt workers …

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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 car accident

Emotional distress after a car accident A car accident causes shock for most people and more serious symptoms and injuries for others. Under the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) scheme in New South Wales (NSW), you may be awarded compensation benefits for your psychological/psychiatric injuries that may emerge as a result of the shock, extreme anxiety …

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Workers compensation weekly benefits

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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