Fair Fight? We urge eligible injured workers to lodge lump sum claims to offset loss of weekly benefits

We urge eligible injured workers and their solicitors to lodge lump sum claims to offset loss of weekly benefits RONALD GOUDAPPEL V ADCO CONSTRUCTIONS The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in the Goudappel matter. The Court has overturned the decision of Judge Keating, President of the Workers Compensation Commission that was made[…]

WorkCover changes will ‘hurt workers and their families’

Have no doubt, WorkCover changes are hurting injured workers and their families.  Shame on the O’Farrell Government. WorkCover changes will ‘hurt workers and their families’ Small business owners have welcomed a 7.5 per cent reduction in their WorkCover premiums, while unions decried the benefit as coming at the expense of injured workers. Premier Barry O’Farrell[…]

INJURED WORKERS HIT HARD BY O’FARRELL’S SLASHING OF WORKERS COMPENSATION: NSW OPPOSITION

MEDIA RELEASE John Robertson MP NSW Opposition Leader Michael Daley MP Shadow Treasurer Shadow Minister for Finance and Services Wednesday, 1 May 2013  INJURED WORKERS HIT HARD BY O’FARRELL’S SLASHING OF WORKERS COMPENSATION Injured workers and their families continue to be hurt by the O’Farrell Government’s savage cuts to workers compensation, which have slashed medical[…]

Workers who have been injured at work through no fault of their own thrown on the scrap heap: Robertson

Cases keep mounting up – when can we expect challenges to work capacity assessments? NSW workers ‘paying for WorkCover savings’ BOSSES will pay less for workers compensation because of savings the NSW government made by short-changing injured workers, says NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson. NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has announced employers will pay 7.5 per[…]

Workers compensation premium cuts for business community coming at the expense of injured workers

Nothing to brag about! Disgraceful Workers compensation premium cuts for business community coming at the expense of injured workers 1 May 2013 • Press Release Premier Barry O’Farrell’s real motivations for slashing the state’s workers compensation system has been exposed by today’s announcement of a premium reduction for employers by an average of 7.5 per cent, according[…]

Compensation change is a massive ‘win for workers’

This, we hope, will be the first in many challenges that highlight just how draconian the new W/C laws really are.  Big win for injured workers.  This change highlights the absurdity of the changes.  According to the new laws after 19 June, 2012, pain and suffering don’t  exist, nor do injuries deteriorate over time? Compensation[…]

Federal government urged to consider a ”national framework” for the workers comp rehabilitation

We could not agree more with the recent Comcare report which calls for the federal government to consider a ”national framework” for the rehabilitation of all workers injured on the job to replace the fragmented state and territory-based approaches in place. Often unnecessary and often inappropriate pressures are being placed on many injured workers, in[…]