Stress in the Workplace

In Western Australia you can be compensated if you suffer from depression, anxiety and other psychological conditions caused by pressures in the workplace.

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Failure to Report Your Injury at the Earliest Opportunity

One of the easiest ways to compromise your workers’ compensation claim is to fail to report the accident when it happens. In our experience most people don’t report the accident because they believe the injury is minor and they will recover quickly or they are fearful of losing their job.

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The #MeToo social media campaign has highlighted the prevalence of sexual harassment, in particular in the workplace. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace is never acceptable, and employees in Perth and throughout Western Australia should be aware of their legal rights.

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Has Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Been Declined

If you have made a claim for workers’ compensation in Perth or Western Australia, and the claim has been declined by the workers’ compensation insurer, the next step is to file an application for conciliation at Workcover WA. Workcover WA is the government organisation responsible for overseeing the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia.

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Tips for Choosing the Best Workers Compensation Lawyer

Navigating the workers’ compensation process in Western Australia can be difficult, for any employee. The best way to ensure that you are fully informed about your rights and obligations is to speak to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. You need to choose a lawyer who works exclusively in this field, and who has experience in dealing with the complex laws in WA.

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Is Insurance Surveillance Legal Workers’ Compensation Surveillance

Is the workers’ compensation insurer allowed to put me under surveillance? The short answer is YES. The workers’ compensation insurer relies upon information that you give them and your doctor about your level of activity following a workplace injury. If the insurance company believes you are not being honest, or you may be under reporting…

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Do I Have to Disclose My Previous Workers’ Compensation Claim

A common question we are asked by our clients at Perth City Legal, is: Do I Have to Disclose My Previous Workers’ Compensation Claim, to my new or prospective employer? There are a few factors to consider, before you can answer this question. Making a workers’ compensation claim is a workplace right. An employer who…

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Legal Options for Sexual Harassment Claims in WA

Any employee in Western Australia may seek compensation for sexual harassment under a range of workplace laws. This article aims to help provide some information about these laws and outline the different avenues available. It is important to note this article does not provide legal advice. It is for information purposes only. If you need…

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Returning to Work After a Workplace Injury

Following a period of recovery from a workplace injury your doctor will certify that you have some capacity for work. At this point you are entitled to assistance in returning to work. Unfortunately, for many workers the return to work process can be confusing because they are not sure of their rights and obligations. Many…

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Delays in Processing Workers’ Compensation Claims

Have You Received a FORM 3C Notice advising that your claim is pended? If you have just answered YES then you should know: Ten days following receipt of the FORM 3C your claim is deemed to be disputed. Once the FORM 3C has been issued to you there is no legal requirement on the workers’…

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