Australian Workers Compensation Statistics 2015/2016 Report

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Safe Work Australia have published the Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2015-16 reports providing detailed statistics on workers’ compensations claims lodged in Australia. Key findings from the 2015-16 report, include: The three occupations with the highest rate of serious claims were Labourers, Machinery operators and drivers and Community and personal service workers. The three industries with… Read more »

Rudduck, Karpathakis and Ashfield v Return to Work SA [2017] SAET 41

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These three appeals were heard together due to the shared issues concerning the construction of the provisions in Division 2 of Part 4 of the RTW Act. This Division provides for the entitlement to compensation for medical expenses arising from compensable injuries. The details of the decisions appealed are as follows: Rudduck & Karpathakis 1…. Read more »

Stephenson v Return to Work SA [2017] SAET 24 (22 March 2017)

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Stephenson v Return to Work SA [2017] SAET 24 (22 March 2017) 1. Mr Stephenson (“the applicant”) suffered a compensable lower back injury in January 2009 which resulted in whole person impairment (“WPI”). He subsequently suffered a number of injuries accepted as sequels to the back injury also resulting in WPI. 2. The question was… Read more »

Hann v Department of Health and Ageing (2016) SAET 85

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Hann v Department of Health and Ageing (2016) SAET 85 (8 December 2016) 1. In this matter the worker sought compensation pursuant to the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 (WRC Act) for his alleged psychiatric injury. The Tribunal considered whether a letter signed by the Compensating Authority but not sent to the worker was… Read more »