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Service Not Required to trgger an entitlement to leave and the importance of the fine print
This recent mining case again raised the often confusing issue of leave accrual in the case of absence through injury.
Australia
19 Sep 2019
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FIFO Code of Practice – battle against mental Illness for WA workers
WorkSafe WA published a guide, "Mentally healthy workplaces for FIFO workers in the resources and construction sectors".
Australia
27 May 2019
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Aiming at an employee and shooting yourself in the foot – Workplace investigation leads to compensation claim
Employers should perhaps review their relevant discipline policies and contract of employment terms and conditions.
Australia
27 May 2019
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Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act WA relating to dependants of deceased workers
These amendments increase compensation entitlements and simplify and expedite claims by dependants of deceased workers.
Australia
7 Jul 2018
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Superannuation and the age pension, where injury causes reduced life expectancy - compensable loss?
This was an appeal on an assessment of damages for the loss of expectation of an age pension during the "lost years".
Australia
6 Jul 2018
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When it comes to workers compensation, when is a travelling expense not a travelling expense? The battle of the clauses
The injured worker claimed travelling expenses, but the arbitrator decided that he was not entitled to those expenses.
Australia
5 Jul 2018
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Employer attendance at medical consultations in Western Australia – The rules
WorkCover WA has issued an update on an injured worker's rights to attend an employer nominated medical consultation.
Australia
23 Jun 2018
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Work related or not work related? Tragic South Australian fatality in the headlines.
Tragic fatality initially considered not work related but later considered work related.
Australia
3 Apr 2018
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Worrying wildlife at work in WA?
The issue for determination was whether or not the worker's injury was sustained during the course of her employment.
Australia
1 Mar 2018
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Awarding compensation for permanent impairment sustained minutes before death - Could it happen in WA?
The WA legislation would not allow compensation for permanent impairment to be payable after the death of a worker.
Australia
1 Mar 2018
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The Workers Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Bill 2017 (WA) – what you need to know
Bill aims to increase entitlements for dependants of deceased workers and to simplify and expedite the claims process.
Australia
29 Nov 2017
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Increased compensation for workplace fatalities on the cards in WA
The Western Australian Government proposes to draft a bill to benefit the dependants of workers who die at work.
Australia
3 Jul 2017
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Mobile phones and cancer – the next asbestos?
An Italian decision, subject to appeal, has held that excessive use of a mobile phone caused a benign form of cancer.
Australia
2 May 2017
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Injury at work and again while being rehabilitated - compensable injury or not? Reasonableness of treatment
His appeal was allowed, and the worker was entitled to compensation for the proposed surgery for his second injury.
Australia
3 Apr 2017
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Be careful when choosing furniture for your patrons
The use of a particular brand of chair on a polished wooden floor in an indoor sports hall created a real risk of injury.
Australia
5 May 2016
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Workers compensation WA – Getting your fair share
This article comments on the circumstances in which the entitlement to "reasonable medical and other expenses" are paid.
Australia
28 Dec 2015
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The cost of doing (WorkCover WA) business
The determination applies to the costs of legal practitioners and registered agents for work in WorkCover WA proceedings,
Australia
4 Aug 2015
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Consent orders: Newcrest Mining Limited v Thornton [2012] HCA 60
Excluding consent orders from the operation of s 7(1)(b) was held not inconsistent with the purpose of the provision.
Australia
18 Dec 2012
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Going Sideways – Not the Direction for WorkCover WA
WorkCover WA has been concerned at the proliferation of 'sideways indemnities' being demanded on large scale projects.
Australia
31 Oct 2012
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