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There’s been an injury in the workplace. What now?

Man climbling ladder onto roof which could result in a workplace injury

Have you suffered an injury at work? Has one of your employees been injured?  Perhaps you know that WorkCover Queensland usually gets involved but you’re not quite sure how the process works? We know that workers’ compensation claims can be daunting, so we have prepared this article to give you an overview of the claims process.

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How to prevent a compensation claim for aggravation of a pre-existing injury or medical condition

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Are you an employer?  Have you ever considered what might happen if one of your employees claimed compensation for a pre-existing injury or medical condition? Do you know that by meeting certain requirements, such claims can be prevented?

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Personal Injuries Digest: Helicopter Pilot Crashes in Papua New Guinea Highlands

Report: Towers v Hevilift Ltd (No. 2) [2020] QSC 77

Background

Mr Towers was injured while flying a helicopter which crashed in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, in the course of his employment with Hevilift Ltd (Hevilift). As a result he was rendered an incomplete quadriplegic and permanently incapacitated for work as a pilot.

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