NSW: New work scheme reforms could result to significant cut on workers compensation

Reported by Haydee | 23 Apr, 2012

The O’Farrell government will cut back on workers compensation by slashing lump-sum payments for injured workers and abolishing long-term recipients of weekly benefits from the scheme after a set period. The NSW government has flagged its intention to amend the $13 billion WorkCover system, which is currently facing a deficit of up to $5 billion …

Tree lopper dies after falling from cherry picker

Reported by Haydee | 22 Feb, 2012

Photo: 6PR throughThe Sydney Morning Herald A man has died after falling nine metres to the ground at a worksite in South Perth on Tuesday. According to reports, two men were using a cherry picker to prune a 50-metre tree when the boom snapped, sending them nine metres to the ground. The 47-year old tree …

Skin cancer claims doubled in less than a decade

Reported by Haydee | 06 Dec, 2011

The amount of compensation claims that businesses spend to workers suffering from skin cancer has doubled in less than a decade. This is according to a report provided by the Cancer Council in Western Australia which says that total compensation claims for skin cancer has increased to $4 million in 2008-2009 from $2 million in …