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Back-paid After 260 Weeks

Worker claims back-paid benefits after 260 weeks

Can a worker claim back-paid weekly benefits after their benefits cease at the 260 week limit under s 39(1) of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (“the Act”) if their whole person impairment (“WPI”) is later found to be 20% or …

PIAWE Reforms For Overtime Penalty Rates

PIAWE Legislative Reforms

Why did the PIAWE legislative reforms take place?

In the past, anyone injured at work could only claim compensation for their base rate earnings. Overtime and shift penalty rates could not be claimed. This proved to be problematic for some

Bullying Worker Awarded $1.3 Million Damages

Bullying Behaviour: Worker Awarded $1.3m Damages

Worker awarded $1,394,421.91 damages following a successful common law damages claim of intentional tort (intentional act) as a result of suffering a psychiatric condition including PTSD and depression that developed as a result of bullying and harassment by a manager. Ward v

Have Your Say About The Workers Compensation Claims Management Systems

Have your say – workers comp claims management

On 15 May 2019 the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (“SIRA”) announced it will be reviewing the work undertaken by Insurance and Care NSW (“icare”) via its agents Allianz, EML and GIO. Amongst other things the review will assess the performance …