Workers Compensation

 

New Workers Compensation Scheme Agent Arrangements

New Workers Compensation Scheme Agent Arrangements

icare (formerly known as Workcover) has announced that all workers compensation claims made after 1 January 2018 will now be managed by a single scheme agent – EML (formerly Employers Mutual Limited). If you have any questions or concerns about how this may affect your existing claim or future claims please call one of our […]

Recent amendments to the Workers Compensation Act 1987.

The NSW Government has enacted further amendments to the Workers Compensation Act with the aim of giving back to workers some entitlements that were stripped in the harsh amendments that came into effect in 2012. See below link from WIRO outlining the amendments made: http://e.wiro.nsw.gov.au/link/id/zzzz56258c4eb6c29602Pzzzz555a8fcad1f11294/page.html

Inghams Enterprises Pty Limited v. SOK

The NSW Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a decision in the matter of Cram Fluid Power Pty Limited v Green [2015] effectively taking a very strict interpretation of the meaning of “only one claim for compensation” as set out in the Workers Compensation Act. This means that any injured worker who has made a […]
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The NSW Supreme Court of Appeal decides all workers are now limited to 1 lump sum compensation claim

The NSW Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a decision in the matter of Cram Fluid Power Pty Limited v Green [2015] effectively taking a very strict interpretation of the meaning of “only one claim for compensation” as set out in the Workers Compensation Act. This means that any injured worker who has made a […]
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ADCO CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LIMITED v. GOUDAPPEL

HIGH COURT DECISION The High Court this morning upheld the employer’s appeal against the decision  of the New South Wales Court of Appeal. In a unanimous decision the Court made the following Order: Appeal allowed. Set aside paragraph 3 of the order of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales […]
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