TOPIC: Work rights

Workplace incidents: report it, record it, repeat it

Workplace incidents: report it, record it, repeat it

In the legal world, "he-said, she-said" is usually pretty unlikely to win your case. In workplace injuries, it can be even more difficult. Any evidence, whether it's formally written down or witnessed by a co-worker, can be critical to the success of a claim.

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Work injuries and fatalities still prevalent, especially in construction

Work injuries and fatalities still prevalent, especially in construction

Many industries are seeing drops in the number of serious work injury claims, arguably due to the safer working conditions. But sadly, in Australia, work injuries and fatalities are more prevalent than ever, especially in construction, mining and trade industries.

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Better services urgently needed for our veterans

Better services urgently needed for our veterans

Our military compensation scheme serves a valuable role in helping veterans who have been injured in the line of duty, but the scheme can also be very complex and is in urgent need of reform to ensure it properly assists our veterans and their families.

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Being forced to choose between life and limb

Being forced to choose between life and limb

During a shocking workplace accident in 2007, Gerald Wilkie was forced to do something that no one should ever have to contemplate – decide between life and limb.

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