Category: Workers Compensation

When should I settle my personal injury claim?


Deciding when to settle a personal injury claim is understandably one of the hardest decisions you would need to make in your personal injury claim. Regardless of whether it’s a car accident claim, workers compensation claim, medical negligence claim, public liability claim or even a TPD claim, in some circumstances, deciding when to settle your… Read more »

Workers compensation weekly benefits


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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »