Workers Compensation & Self Insurance

Provision of Suitable Employment Under Section 18 of the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA)

June 21, 2019

Decisions regarding the application of Section 18 of the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) (the Act) are slowly trickling out of the...

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Life After Mitchell

April 16, 2019

Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia Publishes Decision in Return to Work Corporation of South Australia v Mitchell [2019] SASCFC...

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Calculating Average Weekly Earnings When a Worker Suffers a Second Compensable Injury

April 12, 2019

The recent decision of the South Australian Employment Tribunal in Knight v Department for Education [2019] SAET 64 centred on the correct calculation...

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De-mystifying ReturnToWorkSA Premiums

April 5, 2019

ReturnToWorkSA (“RTWSA”) provides South Australian employers with insurance to protect their business and their workers in the event of a work-related injury. The...

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Dealing with Self-Represented Litigants in the South Australian Employment Tribunal

November 15, 2018

The recent decision of the Full Bench of the South Australian Employment Tribunal in Richards v Little Company of Mary Health Care [2018]...

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DW Fox Tucker & Bradbrook Lawyers: Two eminent employment law specialists join forces

November 7, 2018

DW Fox Tucker is delighted to announce its merger with Bradbrook Lawyers, another of Adelaide’s premier employment law practices. This significant joining of...

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Workers Compensation Case Studies

November 7, 2018

Return to Work Corporation of South Australia v Karpathakis; Return to Work Corporation of South Australia v Rudduck [2018] SASCFC 45 This decision...

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Client Profile: Calvary Group

July 4, 2018

When Cardinal Moran invited six Sisters of the Little Company of Mary to come to Australia in 1885 to care for the sick,...

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Looking into the Crystal Ball

July 4, 2018

What can we expect in Workers Compensation in the near future? On 16 April 2018 State Treasurer Rob Lucas announced that the average...

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Mad March in Adelaide

February 15, 2018

The Review and the Election The State Election in March is shaping up to be the most interesting and unusual election in decades....

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Public Sector Shake Up – It’s All About The Money!

January 19, 2017

Shortly after my last article (Rau’s World – Public Sector Shakeup) (2 December 2016), Self Insurers of South Australia (“SISA”) published its Position...

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Rau’s World – Public Sector Shake Up

December 2, 2016

The SA Government’s Cabinet recently discussed and approved the transfer of its public service workers compensation claims to the State’s two existing claims...

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The “Fairness” Scale

November 18, 2016

How to measure the reasonableness of your administrative action Following on from the High Court’s decision in Comcare v Martin [2016] HCA 43...

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Management Prerogative

November 14, 2016

The High Court of Australia reinforces an Employer’s right to legitimate management action The recent decision of the High Court of Australia in...

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The Parliamentary Inquiry in the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA)

August 17, 2016

An Investigation in the Known Unknowns and the Unknown Unknowns Recently it has been announced that the Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety Rehabilitation...

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The Return To Work Act Revisited

May 26, 2016

Issues for employers and unintended consequences The Return to Work Scheme came under fire late last year for inadequately providing for police injured...

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Reinstatement under the Return to Work Act

April 1, 2016

The South Australian Employment Tribunal delivers first course in the Section 18 moveable feast! In what is likely to be a very contentious...

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Well Recognised! Seven of Australia’s Best Lawyers

March 2, 2016

Another ‘win’ for our clients When this year’s prestigious Best Lawyers in Australia list was released on Friday 26 February, it once again...

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Fattening the Calf for Sale?

February 18, 2016

All signs pointing towards ReturnToWorkSA (“RTWSA”) pumping up the tyres of the Scheme to put it on the market in 2017 Since the...

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Return to Work SA ‘Consultation Paper’ In Relation to Proposed Changes to the Policy on Self Insurance

February 4, 2016

Deceitful Dishonest Disingenuous  Return to Work SA (“RTWSA”) is proposing that there be dramatic changes for those employers who are currently self-insured in...

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Full Bench of the Federal Court Finds That a Worker Assaulted at the Pub Suffered a Compensable Injury

December 17, 2015

In Westrupp v BIS Industries Limited [2015] FCAFC 173 the Full Bench considered an appeal from a decision by the AAT, which found...

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Dealing with Injured Employees

November 24, 2015

When does an employer have the right to terminate the employment relationship? In a decision which could be an indication as to how...

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From Little Things Big Things Grow

November 20, 2015

Can your business stand a fine of $20,400? The decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in Cerin v ACI Operations Pty...

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Return to Work SA Update

October 26, 2015

The upside and the downside In mid-September Return to Work SA released the 2014-15 figures which show an improved scheme financial and return...

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Supreme Court Awards Injured Worker $1.3 Million

September 7, 2015

Lessons for businesses using contractors A recent decision by the Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia highlights the cost of...

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Return to Work Obligation

July 31, 2015

When it is not “reasonably practicable” for an Employer to provide employment to an injured worker under the RTW Act A new workers...

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The Chosen One

July 23, 2015

One assessment to rule them all, one assessment to find them; one assessment to bring them all and in the darkness bind them....

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Transforming Workers Compensation in South Australia

May 31, 2015

The Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) & the South Australian Employment Tribunal The workers compensation landscape in South Australia will change from...

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Financial Benefits for Injured Workers

May 31, 2015

Details of employee entitlements under the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) The Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) (RTW Act), which commences...

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Employers Take On More Under New Scheme

May 31, 2015

“Suitable” employment for injured workers A key aim of the State Government’s new workers compensation scheme is to contain the costs of the...

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