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Injury at Work – Comcare v PVYW

Our October newsletter touched on 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 (summary can be found HERE) which involved an employee having sex in a motel room whilst on a work trip and an 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 Entitlements & Obligations

Our inaugural newsletter touched on 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 Entitlements & Obligations”

Brief Overview of the 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 “Brief Overview of the Workers Compensation System in WA”

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