First Black Lung Compensation Claim In Decades Accepted

Black Lung Disease, also known as Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis, is a disease associated with miners working in poor work conditions back in days of old. Unfortunately, Black Lung Disease is back in the 21st Century mining industry. Disturbingly, evidence has arisen that suggests it never really went away, as was widely believed or promoted…

Injured By Co-Worker’s Negligence When Peeling Orange

Would you consider that peeling an orange in a lunch break could give rise to a foreseeable risk of injury? Well their Honours, Justices Gotterson, Applegarth and Holmes found this to be the case when handing down their decision in the case of Joshua Boon Summs of Qld Pty Ltd [2016] QSC 38.  

Their Honours overturned the decision of the trial judge at first instance who had dismissed the Plaintiff’s claim, to find for the Plaintiff/Appellant and award him increased damages of around $215,000…

Brisbane Truck Driver Awarded $1,052,000 Damages

Mr Kean Austin, represented by The Personal Injury Lawyers (formerly McCowans Lawyers), was awarded damages of $1,052,170.50 in the Brisbane Supreme Court.Matters in issue at the trial, other than the quantum of the Plaintiff’s claim, were liability, contributory negligence and causation…

How Do Contractors Claim Compensation For Work Injury?

Even though you may be termed an independent contractor, contractor or sub-contractor by the party engaging your services when your work injury occurred, it may very well be that you have the right to claim Workers’ Compensation, Statutory Lump Sum Compensation or Common Law Damages, or all of these payments, as a “worker” under workers’ compensation legislation…

Claiming For Work Stress & Depression

Work-related stress anxiety & depression is common & can stem from a single event or over a period of time. Find out more or get a FREE claim assessment.

Employer’s Obligations When Working With Ageing Workforce

Workcover Queensland has recognised the workplace health and safety issues arising as a consequence of the increased retirement age in Australia in more recent times. The following article has been issued by WorkCover Queensland advising employers what they should be aware of when engaging the skills of more mature workers…

Return To Work Programs

During a workers’ compensation claim, the obligation of the workers’ compensation insurer is also to try to get the worker back to work with his injuries, if feasible. This can mean a return to the employment you were doing at the time of your injury or, if that is not possible, to some other suitable employment where feasible…

List of Workers’ Compensation Self Insurers

Not all workers’ compensation claims are managed by WorkCover Queensland.  If your employer is licensed as a self-insured, your workers’ compensation claim will be managed by the self-insurer…

Compensation For Psychological Injuries At Work

When we talk about pure psychiatric injury claims, we are talking about a claim where the worker suffers from a psychological condition and the work event has not caused physical injury. Find out more…