Media Release: Modest gains for injured workers at risk

Media Release: Modest gains for injured workers at risk

In answers to questions in Parliament this week, the NSW Finance Minister refused to rule out stripping back lump sum workers compensation benefits by legislating to overturn a recent Court of Appeal decision that allowed those workers who were injured before the...
WorkCover says Mr Plantagenet fit for work

WorkCover says Mr Plantagenet fit for work

NB – This piece has been baldly plagiarised from tompride.wordpress.com A severely disabled Leicester King faces having to find work after being declared fit to work by WorkCover following a work capacity test. This was despite being registered dead and...
Stab in the dark compo reforms exposed

Stab in the dark compo reforms exposed

In answers to questions on notice in Budget Estimates, the NSW Government has revealed it has no idea how many injured workers will be forced out of the NSW compensation scheme following the brutal benefit cuts made in June this year. Questions and Answers from Budget...
Minor compo reprieve for already injured workers

Minor compo reprieve for already injured workers

The NSW Finance Minister today stated in budget estimates that the time limits now applying for workers to receive medical expenses and weekly benefits will not include periods where benefits were paid before the retrospective changes were made to the law in June of...
Being off work injured is no holiday, Mr O’Farrell

Being off work injured is no holiday, Mr O’Farrell

WorkCover NSW, in response to prodding by employer groups, is moving to change its position and inform employers that their employees are not entitled to accrue annual leave entitlements when they off work due to a work related injury. The Greens are calling on the...