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FURTHER UPDATE ON THE NSW GOUDAPPEL v ADCO CONSTRUCTIONS

Great news for NSW injured workers – The WIRO has confirmed that they will legally assist those injured workers affected by the June 2012 changes who are now, -because of the Goudappel decision- entitled to bring further claims for deterioration of their condition, for pain and suffering, and are no longer required to meet the much higher 11% whole person impairment threshold to bring a claim for lump sum compensation.

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Workcover NSW Goudappel decision appealed to the High Court – update

Further to our post entitled “NSW injured workers- be aware of your current entitlements and rights” where we stated that:

THE GOUDAPPEL DECISION MAY SOON BE APPEALED AND CHALLENGED IN THE HIGH COURT, IN THE MEAN TIME ELIGIBLE WORKERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE A CLAIMS FOR s-67 UNDER THE PREVIOUS LEGISLATION.
We can confirm that  the Goudappel case is likely to have the Special Leave Application heard by the High Court on 13 September 2013.

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NSW injured workers – be aware of your current entitlements and rights

We received an important email from someone who can confirm that as a result of the recent NSW Goudappel case win, some workcover insurers have honored the current court ruling and are now paying out claims for (s-67) to eligible NSW injured workers.

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NSW Court rules workcover amendments affecting lumpsums do not apply retrospectively

A really very  important decision has been handed down by the NSW court of appeal today. The Court has held that the amendments affecting lump sum compensation that came into effect on 19 June 2012 do not apply to any worker who had made a lump sum claim before 19 June 2012.

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