Has Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Been Declined?

Workers' Compensation Claim Form Declined

If you have made a claim for workers’ compensation in Perth or Western Australia, and the claim has been declined by the workers’ compensation insurer, the next step is to file an application for conciliation at Workcover WA. Workcover WA is the government organisation responsible for overseeing the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia. Filing Your […]

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Why You Should Contact a Lawyer When Asked to Give a Statement

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If you are injured at work, the workers’ compensation insurer may appoint a private investigator to take a statement from you. When you are contacted by the investigator they often tell you they are independent. Investigator’s appointed by insurance companies are not independent. Know Your Rights You are not legally obliged to give a statement […]

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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The #MeToo social media campaign has highlighted the prevalence of sexual harassment, in particular in the workplace. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace is never acceptable, and employees in Perth and throughout Western Australia should be aware of their legal rights. In a recent post we discussed the types of incidents in the workplace which might […]

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Failure to Report Your Injury at the Earliest Opportunity

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One of the easiest ways to compromise your workers’ compensation claim is to fail to report the accident when it happens. In our experience most people don’t report the accident because they believe the injury is minor and they will recover quickly or they are fearful of losing their job. Don’t Delay Reporting Your Claim […]

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Stress in the Workplace

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In Western Australia you can be compensated if you suffer from depression, anxiety and other psychological conditions caused by pressures in the workplace. What Causes Workplace Stress? Workplace pressures causing psychological conditions include but are not limited to the following: Excessively high workloads causing people to feel under pressure and overwhelmed. Being overmanaged causing a […]

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