If procedures in relation to a dismissal are not properly managed, and shows a degree of procedural unfairness, Fair Work can order an employer to compensate the sacked (injured) worker even if the dismissal itself was actually justified.
It has come to our attention that resources relating to workers compensation (workcover) in two jurisdictions – NT and VIC – have recently been released.
Yesterday we received the shameful story of “Severely Injured” who, rightly, describes his Xchanging case manager as a crazy ex-girlfriend who went from my ‘new best friend’ to nothing short of a stalker. She
would ring the injured worker up to 8 times a day, and berate him, scream abuse, make outrageous claims – “I am stopping your payments, its up to me, and you are getting nothing, which is what you deserve”…Sound familiar? You bet! And here is what you can do about it!
We refer back to a recent question posed by “Blossom” regarding carpal tunnel syndrome and workcover. Unfortunately it appears that it is not straight forward to blame Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on work-related activities.
The state government has announced that several workcover NSW law reforms will start next Friday, on 16 October.
Changes to the workcover NT law (Northern Territory’s workers compensation scheme) took effect last week on Thursday, 1 October 2015, according to NTWorkSafe.
We recently received an email from an injured worker stating that s/he feels that s/he is being harrassed and bullied by his/her workcover case manager. The injured worker wonders if there is anything s/he can do about this behaviour, besides engaging a lawyer.
“How much is my workcover case worth?” Is a question we receive very often from seriously injured workers. It is a very difficult question to answer because the “commercial value” of your case depends of many factors, and each case is unique.
Here is some great news for injured workers from QLD -the grossly unfair common law threshold have recently been wound back and finalised! The new Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 was passed by Parliament on 17 September 2015 and assented yesterday (24 Sept 2015)!
Thousands of New South Wales workers could be stopped from accessing lump sum workers compensation payments they need for financial stability. A recent decision in the NSW Court of Appeal, in Cram Fluid Power V Green, means seriously injured workers can no longer top up their initial lump sum payments if their condition deteriorates.