Return to Work

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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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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Common Law – The New Battleground Between Unions & Employers

May 14, 2014

Shortly before the election, the Government issued a workers compensation policy statement introducing “A New Recovery and Return to Work System for South Australians”.  The...

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Could you be required to give an injured employee a job for life?

December 11, 2013

A recent decision by the Workers Compensation Tribunal paves the way for the Tribunal to, in effect, review a Compensating Authority’s decision to...

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When Will You Be Liable For The Doctor’s Mistakes?

December 4, 2013

Employers may not be aware that the liability for workers who receive negligent medical treatment for compensable injuries, which aggravates pre-existing injuries and...

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WorkCover: Where to From Here?

November 13, 2013

Deputy Premier John Rau has declared that WorkCover is “buggered” and he has promised a “root and branch” recasting of the scheme to...

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New Employer Payments System 2012

December 22, 2011

The Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Employer Payments) Amendment Bill 2011 has been passed by Parliament with the new Employer Payments System expected to...

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Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Employer Payments) Amendment Bill 2011

October 14, 2011

A very significant Bill intending to make far reaching amendments to the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act was introduced into Parliament on 28...

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