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Employer found liable for out-of-work sport injury, made to pay workers’ comp

Workers' Compensation

A DHS worker who was denied workers’ compensation for a sport injury she sustained outside of work, has successfully won her claim at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

By Portner Press on January 18th, 2019

Can you trust a carpal tunnel compensation claim?

Workers' Compensation

A former Australia Post employee has won a workers’ compensation claim for carpal tunnel syndrome, following an Administrative Appeals Tribunal hearing.

By Portner Press on January 8th, 2019

Your questions answered: Can an employee be made redundant while on workers’ compensation?

Workers' Compensation

  Q Is it possible to legally make a worker redundant while they are on workers’ compensation? For example, the worker’s role may be moving from NSW to the ACT, meaning the role in NSW would no longer exist. What are our […]

By Portner Press on November 20th, 2018

Startled worker wins $2M injury claim

Workers' Compensation

An office worker who suffered whiplash injuries when he quickly turned after being startled by a gas alarm has won nearly $2 million in damages.

By Portner Press on November 8th, 2018

Your questions answered: Can workers accrue leave while absent on workers’ compensation?

Workers' Compensation

Q: Can workers accrue or be paid leave while receiving workers’ compensation? Our company is based in NSW.

By Portner Press on October 26th, 2018

How to dismiss an ill or injured employee who is unfit for work

Workers' Compensation

Before you make a decision to return an employee to work, you will need to carefully assess exactly what they will be capable of doing before they return.

By Portner Press on October 25th, 2018

Your questions answered: Do we have to provide treatment for a repetitive strain injury?

Workers' Compensation

Q: Do we have to provide treatment for a repetitive strain injury?

By Portner Press on September 20th, 2018

Your question answered: Can an employee claim workers’ compensation if they get sick eating another employee’s food?

Workers' Compensation

Q: If workers bring home-cooked food into the workplace lunchroom and somebody gets sick, can they claim workers’ compensation?

By Portner Press on August 23rd, 2018

Your questions answered: Can our injured worker be trained to undertake different duties?

Workers' Compensation

  Q We have a worker who injured his hand 18 months ago. He has limited use of the hand as a result. He has been cleared to work for 4 full days on light duties. However, we are struggling […]

By Portner Press on August 10th, 2018

Your question answered: Can workers accrue leave while absent on workers’ compensation?

Workers' Compensation

  Q Can workers accrue or be paid leave while getting Workers’ Compensation? Our company is based in NSW.   A Whether an employee who is absent from work and receiving Workers’ Compensation is also entitled to accrue or take […]

By Jeff Salton on June 15th, 2018