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What is whole person impairment?

What is whole person impairment?

If you have a claim for workers compensation, during your claim you may be asked to submit to an Independent Medical Examination for the purpose of assessing your level of whole person impairment. Whole person impairment (“WPI”), is also referred to as permanent...

Can You Sue Your Employer For Negligence?

Can You Sue Your Employer For Negligence?

We often receive enquiries from injured workers asking whether they can sue their former employer in relation to their work related injuries. The short answer is yes, you can – but there are certain restrictions which apply. This type of claim is called a claim for...

The Shock of Section 39 Continues

Thousands of injured workers continue to experience the devastating effect of Section 39.Section 39 of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (as amended) provides that the vast majority of injured workers will have their entitlement to weekly compensation payments...

TPD Claims

TPD Claims

TPD Claims – As at 30 June 2018, a data overview conducted by the ATO reported that over 15 million Australians have a super fund account, and approximately 39% of those people have more than one super account. While there are certainly benefits to consolidating your...

Forum for Injured Workers to Take Place at Casino

Forum for Injured Workers to Take Place at Casino

The Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO) is an independent body that deals with complaints from injured workers about the conduct of the workers compensation insurer. It is related to the Forum for Injured Workers to Take Place at Casino. WIRO also...