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Law change eases access to occupational cancer compensation for NSW firefighters

Law change eases access to occupational cancer compensation for NSW firefighters

Firefighters face many dangers in their line of work. So much so, you’d be forgiven for not listing a risk of cancer among the first few that spring to mind. Unfortunately, occupational cancer, caused by the inhalation of carcinogens, has been shown to be a real...
Employer ordered to pay almost $600,000 damages after employee assaulted by workmate

Employer ordered to pay almost $600,000 damages after employee assaulted by workmate

People don’t always get along in the workplace and sometimes hostilities can grow to the point that somebody is physically hurt. It is well established that an employer is liable for the safety of their workers in the workplace, but does their duty of care extend to...
Workers Compensation Scheme amasses billion-dollar surplus while injured workers are ‘thrown on the scrap heap’

Workers Compensation Scheme amasses billion-dollar surplus while injured workers are ‘thrown on the scrap heap’

It’s easy sometimes to overlook the extent to which simple law changes can drastically affect the lives of everyday people. The media have recently highlighted the story of one of these affected people, Mr Daniel Barresi. (Sydney Morning Herald) In 1995, Daniel was in...