Typical Mistakes People Make After Getting Injured at Work

Workplaces can be filled with a number of hazards (from safety hazards to physical, chemical and biological hazards) that can result in an unexpected and, sometimes, serious injury. Unfortunately each year many people end up making simple and easy to avoid mistakes that can have a significant impact on their ability to gain compensation after a workplace accident. Five typical mistakes people make after getting injured at work are: Continue reading “Typical Mistakes People Make After Getting Injured at Work”

When Can You Claim Workers’ Compensation?

Each year, unfortunately, there are many Australians who have been injured at work or have become sick due to their work. Many of these people may not fully understand what workers’ compensation is, if they are eligible, how they can make a claim and/or what their return to work obligations are, but don’t worry, the team at Anvil Legal are here to help!

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Making A Workers’ Compensation Claim: Essentials & Entitlements

The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (WA) (Act) covers the rights and obligations of the employer, injured worker and the worker’s compensation insurer. If you’ve sustained an injury at work, you may not be aware of all entitlements your claim provides, which may be costly and detrimental to your health. Continue reading “Making A Workers’ Compensation Claim: Essentials & Entitlements”

Injury at Work? – Comcare v PVYW

Previously we discussed entitlements and obligations under the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, this month we are going to have a brief look at injury ‘at work’ purely because of the very recent High Court Decision COMCARE v PVYW [2013] HCA 41 (a summary can be found HERE) which involved an employee having sex in a motel room whilst on a work trip and a light fitting that was, importantly I think, pulled from the wall during the act. Continue reading “Injury at Work? – Comcare v PVYW”

Workers Compensation & Injury Management Act 1981

We recently discussed how to make a claim for compensation following an injury at work, however, what most injured workers really want to know is what are their entitlements and obligations under the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.

In a nutshell, you are entitled to weekly payments of compensation for all periods you are unable to work your full pre-injury duties due to your work injury and medical expenses including travel and on specific circumstances meals and accommodation. Continue reading “Workers Compensation & Injury Management Act 1981”

Workers Compensation System in WA

In Western Australia, your employer is required by law to hold workers compensation insurance. Workers compensation is a no-fault insurance scheme meaning that even if the injury is your fault you are most likely covered. The definition of ‘injury’ is wide and includes both physical and psychological injuries. Continue reading “Workers Compensation System in WA”

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