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    • Medical Negligence
          • Medical Negligence

            We believe you deserve the best in medical care and we understand the trauma experienced when that care is less than adequate. That’s why we hold medical professionals accountable when medical care and treatment fall short of expected standards and result in adverse outcomes.

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    • Women’s Health
          • Women’s Health

            We know that there is disparity in women’s health care, treatment, and support. We are committed to improving the lives of women and strongly advocating for their wellbeing.  That is why we take a stand and hold medical professionals accountable when medical care falls short of expected standards by delivering the best outcome in medical negligence claims affecting women.

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    • Hospital Negligence
          • Hospital Negligence

            We understand you may feel let down because you have experienced inadequate or negligent care and treatment in a hospital or medical facility. Your wellbeing is most important to us and we are committed to supporting you with compassion and holding medical professionals accountable for breach of duty and negligent care.

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    • Clinical Support
          • Clinical Support

            Experiencing poor or adverse outcomes from allied health treatment can be distressing and life changing. We are here to support you through your claim and it is our aim to hold allied health professionals accountable for their breach of care by delivering the outcome you deserve to your negligence claims.

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            Hello, I’m Jade. I’m here to help you with a quick discovery call that will help us better understand your legal concerns. This way, I can connect you with the lawyer who is best suited to assist you with your situation.

            Your well-being is important to us, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

            Call me on 02 4050 0330 or email admin@conradcurrylaw.com.au

    • Personal Injury
          • Personal Injury

            If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, our specialist team of Personal Injury Lawyers is here to support you with compassion and understanding providing you with the right advice. Our team has substantial experience and expertise in these matters to deliver the outcomes you deserve from your claim.

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    • Work Injury
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents
          • Motor Vehicle Accidents

            We are here to support you and give you the clarity, guidance and the right legal advice if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident. Our compassionate team of professionals in Personal Injury law have the technical expertise and a wealth of experience to win you the compensation you deserve.

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    • Public Place Liability
          • Public Liability

            Our specialist team in Personal Injury law is here to support you in accessing proper compensation if you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence. We have cutting edge expertise and experience in public liability claims to deliver the outcome you deserve.

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    • Abuse
          • Institutional Abuse

            We strongly believe that educational institutions must be held accountable when failing to protect children while in their care. If you have experienced institutional physical or sexual abuse, our specialist team in Personal Injury law is here to support you with compassion and offer our technical expertise and experience to deliver the best outcome in your case.

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    • Workers Compensation
          • Workers Compensation

            When you sustain an injury or illness because of work, you may be entitled to  compensation. Our specialist team in Personal Injury Law is here to support you with compassion and understanding with the right advice. We have substantial technical expertise to deliver the best possible outcome from your claim.

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          • Not Sure where to start?

            Hello, I’m Jade. I’m here to help you with a quick discovery call that will help us better understand your legal concerns. This way, I can connect you with the lawyer who is best suited to assist you with your situation.

            Your well-being is important to us, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

            Call me on 02 4050 0330 or email admin@conradcurrylaw.com.au

    • Wills & Estate Planning
          • Wills and Estates

            When we provide advice on estate planning, we believe  in giving advice on options to mitigate the risks of litigation by potentially unhappy family members and protecting your assets from claims. Our legal team is here to support you and address your concerns regarding your estate planning. We have immense experience in these matters, providing you with advice and representation for your unique situation and delivering the best outcomes for your case.

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    • Powers of Attorney
    • Contest A Will
          • Contest A Will

            We have immense experience and specialised knowledge in family provision and wills disputes Where you have not been properly and adequately provided for under a will or where you suspect that the person making the will may not have had capacity or exercised their own free will, you need a lawyer with extensive experience and expertise. Our team of Lawyers will  provide you with advice and representation for your unique situation and deliver the best outcomes for your case.

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    • Probate & Deceased Estates
    • Enduring Guardian
    • Family Provision
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            Hello, I’m Jade. I’m here to help you with a quick discovery call that will help us better understand your legal concerns. This way, I can connect you with the lawyer who is best suited to assist you with your situation.

            Your well-being is important to us, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

            Call me on 02 4050 0330 or email admin@conradcurrylaw.com.au

    • Other Services Overview
          • Conrad Curry Can assist you with a variety of services

            Our solicitors are highly experienced in providing you with expert legal advice and will keep you informed every step of the way. It’s good to know that our firm is trusted and effective with a high success rate.

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    • Professional Negligence
          • Professional Negligence

            We rely on professionals in all aspects of our lives to provide us with proper advice on which to make decisions about our financial and legal affairs. When you are let down by poor advice the results can be devastating.  We are here to support you in your claim for compensation with clarity, guidance and the right advice to achieve the outcome you deserve.

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    • Malicious Prosecution
          • Malicious Prosecution

            We believe in standing up for those people who are falsely accused and prosecuted. Our experienced legal team is here to support you with compassion and provide you with clarity, guidance, and the right advice in your claim for compensation.

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    • General Litigation
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            Your well-being is important to us, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

            Call me on 02 4050 0330 or email admin@conradcurrylaw.com.au

    • What to Expect
          • What to expect

            We are your law firm for life. You can count on us for the best legal advice and compassionate support. We understand the challenges you are facing and we want you to know that you don’t have to navigate the often daunting process alone. We are here when you need us. Let us help you find your way forward with our empathetic and efficient approach. Contact us. You can call us on (02) 4050 0330 for a free initial no-obligation consultation or book an appointment online for an in-person consultation or an online video appointment.

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Workers compensation for psychological injuries

In New South Wales (NSW), it is becoming increasingly common for workers to suffer psychological injuries as a result of their work or workplace conditions. Workers compensation is designed to provide financial support to workers who suffer injuries or illnesses related to their job, including psychological injuries.

In 2022, there were 497,300 reported work-related injuries in Australia. Of all work-related injuries, 6.8% were classified as ‘stress or other mental health condition.’ That is over 33,000 psychological injuries. In 2020, the NSW Population Health Survey reported that approximately 17% of people had experienced high or very high psychological distress.

From 2012 to 2016, psychological injuries accounted for approximately 6% of active claims. By 2021, this had almost doubled to 11% (about 20,603) of active claims. The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) reported that NSW Government employers are disproportionately represented in primary psychological injury claims. Stronger Communities represented 45.3%, Education represented 31.1%, and Health Represented 20.7%.

It is important that workers understand that psychological injuries are common, and can be caused by a number of things including, but not limited to:

  1. Work-Related Stress: for example, if an employee’s job leads to excessive stress, anxiety, or other psychological issues, and these issues are directly linked to the workplace.
  2. Bullying, Intimidation and Harassment: for example, if an employee experiences workplace bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination, which leads to psychological harm.
  3. Traumatic Events: for example, if an employee witnesses or experiences a traumatic event at work, such as a workplace accident or violence, this may

It is essential that workers, who think they may have suffered a psychological injury, notify their employer as soon as they become aware of their injury. An employer is legally obligated to notify its workers’ compensation insurer within 48 hours of becoming aware that a worker has received a workplace injury. In NSW, worker’s compensation claims are generally administered by icare (Insurance & Care NSW).

To make a successful worker’s compensation claim in NSW, you will need to establish that the injury occurred in the course of your employment and that it was caused by your work or workplace conditions. This may involve providing medical evidence, including reports from healthcare professionals, to support your claim. Legal advice from a professional experienced in worker’s compensation cases can be invaluable in this process.

What are an employer’s obligations to avoid psychological harm to employees?

In New South Wales (NSW), as in many other places, employers have a legal obligation to ensure the psychological well-being and safety of their employees. This duty is outlined in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 (NSW). Specifically, the legislation requires that employers must:

  1. Provide a Safe Work Environment: Employers are required to provide and maintain a work environment that is without risk to health and safety, including psychological health.
  2. Identify and Manage Risks: Employers must identify and assess potential psychological hazards and risks in the workplace. This includes factors that may cause stress, anxiety, or other psychological harm.
  3. Implement Preventative Measures: Employers should take proactive steps to eliminate or minimize risks to psychological health. This can involve implementing policies, procedures, and training programs to prevent harm.
  4. Consult with Employees: Employers are obliged to consult with employees and their representatives about health and safety matters, including psychological well-being. Employees should have the opportunity to provide input and express concerns.
  5. Provide Support and Resources: Employers should provide support and resources to employees who may be experiencing psychological distress. This can include access to counselling services, employee assistance programs, and other forms of support.
  6. Report and Record Incidents: Employers must report and record incidents that cause or have the potential to cause psychological harm in the workplace. This data is essential for monitoring and improving workplace safety.
  7. Regularly Review and Improve: Continuous improvement is a key aspect of an employer’s obligation. This involves regularly reviewing policies and procedures and making necessary changes to enhance psychological well-being.

Failure to fulfil these obligations can result in penalties and legal consequences for employers. It’s important for employers to be proactive in addressing psychological harm in the workplace and creating a safe and supportive environment for their employees.

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances, please reach out to us online or by phoning (02) 4050 0330.

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