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…

WorkCover Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment

For workers injured from 15 October 2013 onwards, their injuries will be assessed for a Degree of Permanent Impairment (DPI) using the new Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (GEPI).For psychiatric injuries, DPI assessment must be conducted by the Medical Assessment Tribunal (MAT).

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…

Normal Weekly Wages While On Workers’ Compensation

Normal weekly earnings (NWE) are your weekly earnings from continuous or intermittent employment during the 12 months prior to your injury. If you haven’t been employed for 12 months, then the earnings for the period you have been employed will be used to calculate your NWE…