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Foyle Legal is seeing an increasing amount of injured workers who are not receiving weekly payments of compensation in circumstances where: Liability for the workers compensation claim is accepted; and Workers Compensation Weekly Payments have been made by the workers compensation insurer to the worker in the past; and The worker quits their employment or is terminated; […]
Foyle Legal often sees workers who have had their workers compensation weekly payments discontinued, and after discussing the situation with those workers it becomes clear the workers compensation weekly payments have been discontinued in a manner which is illegal. The reason why this is happening is unclear but it may well be due to insurer. […]
Background to WA Workers Compensation Payments Under the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 workers who have an accepted workers compensation claim are entitled to: reasonable medical and allied health treatment expenses compensation for loss of wages reasonable workplace rehabilitation expenses travel and other expenses Upon settlement you may also be entitled to a benefit representing […]
Until 1 October 2011, Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (the Act) used to prescribe that workers would only receive benefits until the age of 65, and if the worker was over the age of 64 at the time of the injury then the worker only has an entitlement to one year of weekly […]
Some West Australian Workers Compensation Insurers issue a Notice that Liability is Accepted (Form 3A) and state that this is for medical expenses only. By doing this insurers are effectively trying to say that they never made a decision in respect of weekly payments and workers who subsequently need medical payments have to prove their […]
Package wills are cheap, you could just buy a will pack at the post office or get a pro-forma will online, so why should you pay for a solicitor to help you? ‘Standard Wills’ or ‘Off the shelf’ or even “On-line Wills” pre-printed Wills can end up costing your family a lot of money. For […]
In 2002, following the collapse of HIH Insurance and other disasters such as the World Trade Centre incident in 2001, insurance premiums became more expensive. Insurers claimed that compensation payments relating to insurance policies were becoming unaffordable. Following the Ipp review, legislatures around Australia passed Civil Liability Acts which were similar in content. The New […]