Who checked the back of the truck? Nominal Defendant v Garside & Ors [2019] QCA 270

What happens if I intentionally injure someone in order to protect myself and/or my family?

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Why Queensland needs YOU to be a part of National Safe Work Month…

National Safe Work Month is an important initiative to help curtail the occurrence of workplace injuries in Australian workplaces. Workplace injuries are rife in Queensland. Did you know… Workplace injuries affect 1 in every 25 Queensland workers every year; 1 in every 70 Queensland workers suffers a serious injury; Approximately $780 million dollars is paid […]

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Construction injury and the risks associated with manual labour

Construction injury is a common occurrence here in Australia. The most recent Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics provided by Safe Work Australia, show that labourers and people in the construction industry have the highest incident rates for serious workplace injury claims by occupation, followed by community and personal service workers, and then machinery operators and drivers. […]

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When do I lodge a statutory claim application with WorkCover for my workplace injury?

The short answer to this question is 6 months from the time the workplace injury occurred. For statutory claims, Queensland has a ‘no fault’ workers’ compensation scheme which means that Queensland workers have the right to apply for statutory benefits no matter who or what caused their workplace injury. A statutory compensation claim will be […]

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Does WorkCover take into account psychiatric problems I now face as a result of an incident that occurred at my workplace?

Psychological or psychiatric injury (PPI) is listed as a type of injury that can be compensated for under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld). This type of injury can have a significant and lasting impact on your work life and home life. It can also impact on the employer’s business where an employee […]

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Should I consider representing myself or consulting with a compensation lawyer?

Self-representation is always an option through personal injury claims. Engaging a Compensation Lawyer can be costly, and you need to take that into account when you are considering which option is best for you. Most of the time, a compensation lawyer will offer you a free initial consultation. This is definitely something you should take advantage of because: (a) the […]

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I had a workplace injury overseas – can I make a personal injury claim now that I am back in Australia?

Overseas travel is being increasingly demanded of Australian’s throughout the course of their careers. Inevitably, accidents and injuries occur while abroad and luckily, worker’s compensation legislation does provide some means for remedy when you have a workplace injury overseas. Was your workplace injury overseas linked to your employment? Like all other WorkCover claims, the injury […]

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What are the pre-court personal injury deadlines in Queensland? And how can I make sure that I don’t lose my right to make a claim?

As explored in our previous post, How long do I have to decide whether I want to make a personal injury claim?, the Limitations of Actions Act 1974 provides that any claim for damages for personal injury must be brought within 3 years from the time the cause of action arose. In cases where the […]

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