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Exempt workers under NSW workers compensation legislation

Who are exempt workers?

Exempt workers refers to types of workers who were not affected by the 2012 and 2015 amendments to the Workers Compensation Acts and includes:

  • Police officers
  • Paramedics
  • Fire fighters
  • Workers injured while working in or around
Industrial Deafness

Industrial Deafness: Patricia’s story

An industrial deafness case study: Patricia Lynch

Ms Patricia Lynch worked as a process worker for Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd from 1990 until 4 January 2008 when she voluntarily left.

On 8 July 2011, Ms Lynch had her hearing checked …

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Workers compensation: PIAWE top-up on less hours or pay

How much of a worker’s pre-injury average weekly earnings ‘PIAWE’ are they entitled to, particularly if they work less hours or receive less pay?

To begin with, your employer must continue to provide suitable work if possible. Your employer may …

Hearing Loss Industrial Deafness

Hearing loss: does your family complain the TV is too LOUD?

Just like your eyesight, you may not notice your hearing gradually deteriorating. Often the first signs are struggling to hear conversation when background noise is present or your family constantly telling you the TV is too loud. If you experience …