Workcare Ignored Worker’s Rights

Mr Merton sustained injury in work for a local Council & brought a workers compensation claim. Workcare tried to avoid its obligations to the injured worker…

Work Injuries Sustained In Assault At Mining Camp

Shane Cumbers was injured when he was assaulted by a co-worker whilst sleeping at the Moranbah mining camp, in the course of his employment at the Moranbah mines. Mr Cumbers brought an application for workers’ compensation for his injuries, which was repeatedly rejected at the insistence of his employer, Civeo. An appeal of his case was brought all the way to the Industrial Court and succeeded…

Extra Compensation for Injured Workers

If you were injured during the period 15 October 2013 and 30 January 2015, and you did not achieve a 6% Degree of Permanent Impairment (DPI) for your work injury (either for psychiatric injury or physical injuries), but you did receive a DPI of over 0%, then you may very well be entitled to additional lump sum compensation over and above the usual lump sum payment… 

Toll Reneges On Reassessment Of DPI By Worker’s Doctor

For those Queensland workers having to deal with workers’ compensation insurers when trying to achieve the required 6% DPI assessment for work injuries occurring during the period 15 October 2013 to 30 January 2015, this case may give them a reason to take heart…

Surveillance & Facebook Reduced A Worker’s Compensation Payout

Her Honour Justice Atkinson handed down a decision in the Supreme Court at Brisbane in the matter of Melanie Digby v The Compass Institute Inc & State of Queensland [2015] QSC 308.  In this case, the Court found for the Plaintiff, Ms Digby, a Disability Carer, who had sustained injuries to her right arm and shoulder whilst trying to catch a disabled youth from falling when startled by a police car siren and lights operated during a police presentation…

Compensation To Victims In A No-Fault Injury Insurance Scheme

The Queensland Government introduced a no fault National Injury Insurance Scheme for those catastrophically injured in motor vehicle accidents in Queensland. The idea of the scheme is to provide some assistance to those seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents in Queensland, no matter whether the accident is through their own fault or through no fault of their own…

Injured Workers & The 6% DPI Threshold

The Workers’ Compensation & Rehabilitation Act 2003 introduced the 6% impairment threshold for work injury claims. Find out more how this affects you.

Returning To Work After An Injury

Having a work-related injury can have a big impact on your life.  In these circumstances, getting back to work is important to your overall health and well-being. The sooner you start planning to return to work, the earlier you can do so. Both you and your employer play an important part in this process. Here are some of the things you should know about returning to work after an accident or injury…

Workplace Accident & Injury Compensation In Queensland

There are jobs that are simply dangerous by nature, so in this situation it is important to ensure the safety of the workplace as well its workers.  There are other jobs that aren’t dangerous in nature, and this is where employers need to take into consideration the overall health and wellbeing of employees…

Self-Insurer In A Work Injury Case & Where To Find Them?

WorkCover Queensland is the workers’ compensation insurer established by the Queensland Government to provide workers’ compensation benefits (Statutory Benefits) to workers who are injured in the course of their employment in Queensland, and insurance coverage for the employers of such workers…