Aggravation of pre-existing conditions such as arthritis
Up to 18 June 2012, if you’re work was “a substantial contributing factor” to you developing arthritis, or suffering a worsening of your arthritis, then you were entitled to compensation.
Examples included working for 30 years as a bricklayer, and finishing up with a bad back at age 50.
Now, you are not entitled to any compensation unless the work was “the main contributing factor” to the medical condition
(such as arthritis).
The NSW State Government has prohibited all solicitors from advertising personal injury and compensation legal services in NSW - except to our existing clients or potential clients from other states.
In response to overwhelming demand we have placed this information on our website for the benefit of our clients.
Who do the June 2012 changes not affect?
Changes to the WorkCover Scheme – Retrospective Operation of the Amendments
Changes to Workers Compensation Scheme – Aggravation of Pre-Existing Conditions
Changes to Workers Compensation Scheme – Heart Attack & Stroke Injuries
Changes to Workers Compensation Scheme – Nervous Shock Claims
Changes to Workers Compensation Scheme – Medical Expenses
The articles above are important notices for our existing clients.