Posts | Category: Compensation

Duty of Care for First Responders

Posted 09-09-2021
Category Compensation

Police, ambulance and fire service first responders who are exposed to traumatic events as part of their job are entitled to a duty of care, like employees in other fields. RMB Compensation Division explains a case involving a police officer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Don’t Leave Dust Diseases Claims too Late

Posted 04-08-2021
Category Compensation

Dust diseases compensation can be obtained through two avenues, but victims should act as soon as they are aware of a problem. The RMB Compensationn division explains.

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Timing Critical in Assessing CRPS Injuries

Posted 30-07-2021
Category Compensation

The medical condition known as complex regional pain syndrome or CRPS has received significant media coverage in recent years. The RMB Compensation division explains the syndrome and suggests that timing is critical for people affected to claim compensation.

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Taking on Compensation Insurers

Posted 10-05-2021
Category Compensation

If you have suffered an injury which is disputed by a workers compensation insurer, you have the right to challenge their decision. The RMB Compensationn division explains.

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You can sue for Cosmetic Surgery that goes wrong

Posted 06-05-2021
Category Compensation

Cosmetic surgeons can be sued for medical negligence like any doctor, but the elective nature of cosmetic surgery makes it more difficult for you to bring a medical negligence claim successfully.  Our RMB Compensation division explains.

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Compensation for an Injured Apprentice

Posted 30-03-2021
Category Compensation

RMB Lawyers successfully secured $52,000 for an injured apprentice as part of a total and permanent disablement claim. Compensation Lawyer AIMEE LANYON outlines the case:

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Historical TPD Claims Worth Investigating

Posted 03-03-2021
Category Compensation

Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance claim payments provide a lump sum to help people who are totally or permanently disabled due to illness or injury and unable to work. RMB Lawyers recently had great success with an historical TPD claim, as the RMB Compensation Division explains:

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Commission to Smooth Compo Dispute Process

Posted 17-02-2021
Category Compensation

A new Personal Injury Commission is operating in NSW from March 1, designed to more simply resolve disputes between compensation claimants and insurers. The RMB Compensation Division explains how the commission will operate.

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Care Needed with Compo and Unfair Dismissal Actions

Posted 21-09-2020
Category Compensation

A workplace injury can lead to not only a workers compensation claim, but often claims of unfair dismissal or discrimination. The RMB Compensation division explains why care is required in these cases.

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Compo Claims for Injuries While Working at Home

Posted 21-09-2020
Category Compensation

Many employees are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be able to claim for injuries sustained whilst working from home or another remote location under the NSW workers compensation scheme. The RMB Compensation division explains.

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Dont Suffer in Silence from a Bad Hip Replacement

Posted 21-09-2020
Category Compensation

A hip replacement device used up until 2012 caused problems for many people. The RMB Compensation division explains.

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Go Fish! Rules of Production Under Subpoena

Posted 21-09-2020
Category Compensation

A subpoena is a written court order issued on the request of a party involved in court proceedings, to another party as a way of obtaining evidence for use in those proceedings. The RMB Compensation division explains they play a crucial role in litigation and allow parties to obtain evidence to support their case.

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$175m Compensates Coal Miner for Major Injuries

Posted 21-09-2020
Category Compensation

RMB Compensation division head CHRIS SHEPPARD explains a case of a coal miner who received $1.75 million in compensation after he was injured due to negligence:

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Frontline Workers can Claim Compo if Hit by Coronavirus

Posted 05-08-2020
Category Compensation

Workers in many occupations where they are likely to exposed to the Coronavirus can claim workers compensation benefits rather than take sick leave if they become ill with COVID-19. The RMB Compensation division explains.

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Horseracing jockey fails in bid for Compensation

Posted 28-07-2020
Category Compensation

The NSW Court of Appeal has dismissed a claim brought by a racehorse jockey suing another jockey for his fall.

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Supreme Court Victory for Injured Workers

Posted 23-07-2020
Category Compensation

Injured workers have had a victory over insurers in the NSW Supreme Court. RMB Compensation division reports.

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Beware of Mobility Scooters in Shopping Centres

Posted 13-07-2020
Category Compensation

Beware of mobility scooters in shopping malls, warns RMB Compensation lawyer MELISSA PACHECO...

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Personal Injury Claims a Complex Area of the Law

Posted 13-07-2020
Category Compensation

Procedures for assessing damages in personal injury claims in NSW have become increasing complex.  RMB Compensation Lawyer FRAN SMITH explains...

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Claiming Leave while off-work on Compensation

Posted 30-06-2020
Category Compensation

The Workers Compensation laws concerning the use and accrual of annual and personal leave for injured workers while they are receiving compensation benefits can be confusing. RMB Lawyers Partner and head of the Compensation Division CHRIS SHEPPARD explains:

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Court Ruling has Big Implications for Casual Staff

Posted 26-05-2020
Category Compensation

A recent Federal Court decision on a casual worker’s leave entitlements has significant implications for casual workers and businesses that rely on casuals. RMB Lawyers Partner and Compensation Division head CHRIS SHEPPARD explains.

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Volunteer Firies have Legal Rights to Leave and Compo

Posted 24-02-2020
Category Compensation

Heroic firefighters, many of them volunteers, have won the gratitude and admiration of Australians this summer as the nation has been ravaged by one of the worst bushfire seasons our country has ever endured. RMB Compensation Law head CHRIS SHEPPARD writes that these volunteers have legal rights.

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Compo Can Still Apply to Journey Claims

Posted 30-01-2020
Category Compensation

Despite law changes aimed at preventing Workers Compensation claims for injuries suffered during journeys to and from work, there are still situations where such claims can be made.

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Big Mac Last Resort for Compensation Claimants

Posted 21-11-2019
Category Compensation

Now more than ever, proper consideration needs to be given when deciding whether to commence proceedings in the Workers Compensation Commission to have an injured worker’s level of permanent impairment determined.

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Explaining Intervening Acts in Medical Negligence Cases

Posted 21-10-2019
Category Compensation

The RMB Compensation division explains the principle of an intervening act in medical negligence.

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Folau Case Full of Confusion and Conflicts

Posted 23-08-2019
Category Compensation

RMB Lawyers Compensation division looks at a case that is dominating the media headlines:

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