If you’ve been severely injured at work and you are unable to fully recover from your injuries then you are likely entitled to a lump sum payment via a permanent impairment claim.
The Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 2012 (NSW) made significant changes to the workers’ compensation scheme in New South Wales.
In New South Wales, your employment insurance scheme covers your journeys to and from work if there is a real and substantial connection between your job and the incident that led to your injury. These are known legally as “journey claims”.
In Australia, compensation payments may affect your entitlement to standard pre-injury employment benefits. This article covers the availability of different types of leave in NSW when on workers compensation, and how access to leave benefits may differ from state to state.
If the workers compensation insurer disputes liability for your claim, it does not mean that you do not have a valid claim.
Weekly payments form a major part of the NSW workers compensation scheme and aim to compensate an injured worker for their loss of income over the course of recovery.
As an injured worker, the amount you can receive on a weekly basis and the period during which they are entitled to payments depends on a number of factors including the extent of your injury, your income before you got injured, as well as your ability to submit on time relevant documentation and applications to your insurer.
Worker Injured as a Result of the Nature and Conditions of his Employment Receives Over $670,000.00 in Compensation in Lost Earnings
They say that ‘hard work does not hurt anyone’, but in many cases, it does.
Two weeks of paid leave may not provide enough time to some employees to return to work in a psychologically improved or capable state. Although Australian employers do not offer paid leave for recovery from stress, you may be able to claim for any additional time you spend managing your mental health when the symptoms you experience are serious or enduring and caused directly by your work.
If you are injured as a result of your employer’s negligence, you may be eligible to sue your employer for common law damages.
A worker’s compensation claim involves a number of steps before the insurer delivers their decision. During this process, you may be referred for an independent medical examination. In this article, we’ll look at what this kind of appointment involves, and why it is required.
It’s not too late. Even if your injury happened long ago, you can still reopen a workers compensation claim in NSW and receive payments. The main issue is evidence, not time. To be eligible for workers compensation, you need to show that your workplace injury relates to your current condition.
Don’t worry if it sounds overwhelming. We understand the system and are here to help you navigate it. The first step is to identify the reason for reopening your workers compensation claim.
If you’re currently receiving workers compensation, you might be wondering if Super is still paid to you. Read our article to learn more.