Posts | Category: Compensation

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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Medical Negligence at Birth Leads to $700k Compensation

Posted 23-08-2019
Category Compensation

RMB Compensation division explains a case of medical negligence at childbirth:

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Better Deal for Firefighters with Cancer

Posted 22-07-2019
Category Compensation

Firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer should look at how amendments to Workers Compensation might benefit them.

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Consequential Injuries Worthy of Investigation

Posted 19-06-2019
Category Compensation

RMB Lawyers Senior Associate ANNE BARLOW explains why it can pay to investigate compensation for consequential injuries.

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Piracy is Theft Which Ever Way You Look at it

Posted 19-06-2019
Category Compensation

Creative content producers have sought to get a message across to Australians for decades that piracy is stealing. However, as the RMB Compensation team explains, the message does not appear to be getting through.

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TDP Insurance may solve your money problems

Posted 22-05-2019
Category Compensation

An injury or illness that prevents you returning to work can have devastating consequences for your financial as well as physical wellbeing. But as head of the Compensation Law Division at RMB Lawyers CHRIS SHEPPARD explains, help may be at hand.

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Duty of Care Extends Past the School Gates

Posted 18-02-2019
Category Compensation

The RMB Compensation Division how far a school’s duty of care to its pupils extends.

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Gunshot Road Rage Victim Misses Shot at Compo

Posted 18-02-2019
Category Compensation

The RMB Compensation Divsion looks at two case of driver harassment, with different compensation outcomes for the victims.

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Who is to Blame when Bad Turns to Worse

Posted 18-02-2019
Category Compensation

Who is responsible when you have been injured, then suffered from poor treatment outcomes?

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