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5 Ways to Take Control of Your Pain

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Studies show that your experience of pain can linger long after the body tissue itself has healed. In the early stages of an injury, your body’s pain messaging system from your brain to your body switches on and sends out “warning” messages. These are really important to remind us to take it easy and protect […]

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Some of the ins & outs of Workers Compensation (including returning to work after an Injury)

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The NSW Workers’ Compensation system is complex and often confusing, involving several stakeholders who have different functions, purposes, and goals. These commonly include: your treating doctor Return to work coordinator employed by your workplace Insurance case manager Treating practitioners/providers such as physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, and psychologists Rehabilitation providers Treating specialist Personal Injury lawyer if you […]

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What is a Life Care Plan?

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Director – Lighthouse Health Group A Life Care Plan is a comprehensive medico-legal report which addresses all aspects of a person’s future services and care. Who is qualified to prepare a Life Care Plan? International Certification in the field of Nurse Life Care Planning is available in the United States. There are currently three (3) […]

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My learnings following exposure to ‘Toxicity in the Workplace’.

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The Glass Half Full Community (https://glasshalffullcom.com/) Recently I felt compelled to share the events that led to my disablement and incapacitation as a direct result of anxiety caused by being exposed to toxicity in my workplace, events which are now documented in the following e-book, Ten Years On – a memoir of workplace toxicity. In […]

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Psychiatric Claims and the myth of ‘bad enough’

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Psychotherapist and Counsellor (https://www.sashalandistherapy.com/) When a person walks through my door for the first time and sits opposite me in their chair, I’ll often ask them, “Have you been to therapy before?” I ask this question for two reasons, the first, to gauge how unfamiliar the process is, and how much explaining I need to […]

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If I have the same injury why don’t I get the same compensation?

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When the Court awards compensation for personal injury – the media only report one figure. However, that figure is made up of different parts (referred to as ‘Heads of Damages’) which, among many other things, include compensation for loss of wages. When assessing the Head of Damage of loss of wages, the Courts will look […]

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Returning To Work After An Injury

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Managing Director – Workplace Rehabilitation Management (wrm.net.au) Returning to work following an injury can be a little overwhelming. You may not feel up to resuming your recreational activities, let alone work! While you’re recovering, it’s important to stay as active as you can. Even a gentle daily walk around the block will make a world […]

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Contracting Covid-19. Do I have a claim under Workers Compensation?

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As Sydney sits through its second lockdown with the aim of lowering the current rates of community transmission, contracting Covid-19 is a genuine fear for essential workers. Catching the virus is not only worrying from a health perspective. Forced quarantine during recovery can mean the loss of livelihood and financial instability for those who rely […]

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Dangerous dogs

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We act for a client who was mauled by an unleashed Bull Arab. A breed of dog that was originally bred for wild boar hunting in Australia. The incident left our client seriously injured both physically and psychologically. This dog, despite its aggressive behaviour and poor training, was walking off leash and had never been […]

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