Injury assessed at 0% Impairment by Workcover? Here’s why it might not matter

If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, chances are you have made a workers compensation claim through Workcover, Queensland’s largest workplace injury insurer. At the end your rehabilitation, the claim is usually closed by Workcover sending you to a doctor for an independent medical examination (IME) and then issuing you with a Notice of … Read more

10 Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Queensland

A car accident should always be taken seriously, no matter the severity. It is important to know what to do after a crash to ensure that you maintain your safety, comply with the law, and position yourself to be able to claim compensation if necessary. The compensation claim process can be complex, and strict time … Read more

Don’t let Workcover close your claim without getting a ‘Notice of Assessment’

For some people, receiving weekly payments from Workcover Queensland following a workplace injury is enough to tide them over until they have fully recovered and returned to work. In this case, Workcover will stop paying the weekly benefit and close the claim – balance is restored – everybody is happy. But what if despite returning … Read more

Policy shift for NSW police and why Queensland police should follow

New South Wales is the first state to recognise police officers who have taken their own lives due to work related psychological injuries such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on the NSW Police Wall of Remembrance following a campaign led by Ms Deborah Bryant, who was widowed when her police officer husband committed suicide. … Read more