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  1. Cessation of Weekly Payments on Account of Age - A Comparison Across all Jurisdictions

    28 February 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    From 1 January 2018, a number of amendments to the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Tas) (the Act) came into effect. Of particular interest, weekly payments were extended until ‘pension age’ as defined in the Social Securities

  2. 2018 Amendments to the Workers’ Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Tas)

    26 February 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    Key Points The changes took effect on 1 January 2018. Red tape has lessened, but workers entitlements have increased slightly. The Background From 1 January 2018, a number of amendments to the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (the Act)...

  3. Employer can dispute liability for further workers’ compensation payments where there is a 14 (or more) day gap in medical certificates

    26 February 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    A worker left a gap in medical certificates for over 14 days. The employer filed an application disputing liability to make payments on that basis. It was found that employers are able to treat a delayed certificate as a fresh claim for compensation, and.

  4. Employer’s liability for a worker riding pallet jack like a scooter

    26 February 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    An employer was found liable for the injuries sustained to a worker who rode a pallet jack like a scooter. In Issue Whether sufficient training was provided by the employer regarding horseplay in the workplace. Whether the employer was vicariously liable.

  5. Worker entitled to compensation even where no signed employment contract is in place

    26 February 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    An employer was found liable for the injuries sustained to a worker who had not signed any engagement for work at the time of the incident. In Issue Whether the worker was entitled to compensation for the injuries she sustained ‘in between’...

  6. Pile driver held liable for injury to third party construction worker

    2 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The liability of a pile driving company to a labour hire employee for failing to take reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable injury during the erection of a pile driver. In Issue The existence and scope of the duty of care owed by pile driving company...

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