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Disputing a worker’s compensation claim decision in the Northern Territory

Disputing a worker’s compensation claim decision in the Northern Territory

Many worker’s compensation claims are accepted once the claim is lodged, but some are rejected or there is some other dispute about the claim. We look at what you need to know about disputing a decision to deny an NT worker’s compensation claim or to cease an accepted claim.
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NT worker’s compensation - injured worker loses appeal to combine permanent impairment assessments

NT worker’s compensation - injured worker loses appeal to combine permanent impairment assessments

In November 2023, the Work Health Court (NT) denied an injured worker’s claim to combine two permanent impairment assessments from two separate NT worker’s compensation claims. The worker appealed that decision, however, that appeal failed. We review the case here.
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Child sexual abuse survivor loses appeal to sue for loss of earnings

Child sexual abuse survivor loses appeal to sue for loss of earnings

We examine a 2024 Victorian Court of Appeal case where a child sexual abuse survivor was granted permission to revisit a claim for pain and suffering damages, settled almost a decade earlier. However, he was not able to claim for economic loss (loss of earnings) in the new proceedings.
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How to make a claim for compensation under the COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme

How to make a claim for compensation under the Covid-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme

Covid-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme ends on 30 September 2024. The Covid-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme is an Australian Federal Government scheme that provides compensation to people who experience harm/injury after having an Australian approved Covid-19.
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Significant changes proposed for worker’s compensation claims Queensland

Significant changes proposed for worker’s compensation claims Queensland

We look at a raft of proposed changes to the law that applies to worker’s compensation claims in Queensland, and their impact on injured worker’s rights and entitlements. Overall, it is our view that the proposed changes are a positive step for workers who suffer a workplace injury in Queensland.
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WorkCover lump sum compensation claims Queensland

WorkCover lump sum compensation claims Queensland

If you’ve had a workplace injury in Queensland and you have been paid statutory worker’s compensation benefits like weekly payments and medical expenses, then you may also be entitled to what is called a ‘lump sum offer’ from Workcover Queensland.
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Failed worker’s compensation common law claim alleging aggravation of schizophrenia

Failed worker’s compensation common law claim alleging aggravation of schizophrenia

We review a Queensland case where an injured worker sought worker’s compensation common law damages. The worker alleges an injury to his head aggravated his pre-existing condition of schizophrenia. The common law claim ultimately failed.
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Common law claims vs the National Redress Scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse

Common law claims vs the National Redress Scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse

There are two compensation options available to survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Australia. They are the National Redress Scheme (‘NRS’) and a civil common law claim. The compensation payable under each option varies significantly. Learn more detail about each option.
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QIRC denies worker’s compensation death benefits to dependants of deceased worker

QIRC denies worker’s compensation death benefits to dependants of deceased worker

An October 2023 decision of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission highlights the important things to be considered when dependants of a deceased worker are considering applying for worker’s compensation dependency benefits. Ultimately, in this case, the surviving family members were unsuccessful in their claim for death benefits.
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Medical negligence claims – was it negligent treatment?

Medical negligence claims – was it negligent treatment?

If you’ve suffered an injury during or after medical treatment, you may want to consider your options to seek compensation. However, it’s important to understand the difference between negligence and a mistake or an unexpected result.
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How to claim workers compensation in Queensland

How to claim workers compensation in Queensland

It is important to know the “dos and don’ts” when making a worker's compensation claim after a workplace accident or incident. People tend to believe claiming compensation for workplace injuries is an easy process, however, there are strict time restrictions you have to comply with when commencing a claim.
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Medical negligence claims for misdiagnosis

Medical negligence claims for misdiagnosis

There is a range of scenarios that could give rise to you having a right to bring a medical negligence claim. A common question we are asked is, “Can I sue a hospital or doctor for wrong diagnosis?”
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