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    Kauthen Legal assisted a client who lodged an appeal to the Supreme Court from a decision by the Children's Court to grant an Interim Accommodation Order (IAO) on the application of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The child was in the care of the Grandparents who had
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    Once your WorkCover claim has been accepted, you will be entitled to the following: Weekly payments of compensation: For the first 13 weeks that you can’t work as a result of your injuries, you are entitled to 95% of your pre-injury average weekly earnings. The calculation of pre-injury average weekly earnings (
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    I have previously written about this unusual case, which was decided by the High Court Of Australia yesterday. The High Court decided that the plaintiff was not entitled to compensation as her injuries were unrelated to her employment. This is an amazing decision – everybody I discussed this case with
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    Here is an article by Benjamin Preiss from The Age of 11 September 2016. The Ombudsman has investigated the WorkCover Insurers’ practices and she was less than impressed. WorkSafe system failing ‘particularly vulnerable people’: Ombudsman Insurance agents working for WorkSafe have reaped rewards for unfairly denying payments to injured workers,
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    The Victorian Ombudsman has finalised its follow-up review from the 2016 investigation into the WorkCover scheme. Unfortunately, and perhaps unsurprisingly, nothing much has changed from the 2016 findings. Workers are still being taken advantage of by greedy Insurance companies. Here’s the transcript of an article from The Age from 3
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    The Victorian Ombudsman has finalised its follow-up review from the 2016 investigation into the WorkCover scheme. Unfortunately, and perhaps unsurprisingly, nothing much has changed from the 2016 findings. Workers are still being taken advantage of by greedy Insurance companies. Here’s the transcript of an article from The Age from 3
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    I had previously written about this unusual case. The High Court of Australia today gave leave to Comcare to appeal this matter. Here’s the transcript of today’s article in The Age regarding this new development : Sex injury compo case goes to the High Court It started with a dinner
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    Here’s an article from today’s Age regarding Worksafe’s tactics of playing hard ball with workers’ entitlements. Apart from the fact that these proceedings delay payment of benefits to injured workers by months if not years, they also cost taxpayers a fortune. Here’s the transcript : “ The County Court’s chief
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    Following from the previous post, here is an article from the ABC website with more details highlighting the behaviour some of the Insurers engage in when  dealing with Workers’ entitlements. If you have been injured at work, do get legal advice as to your entitlements to prevent being exposed to
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    Separately from your statutory WorkCover entitlements, you may in some circumstances bring a claim against your employer and/or a third party in relation to your injuries. These claims depend on you being able to establish that your injuries were caused by your employer’s or a third party’s negligence. You have 6 years