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The Health Benefits of Work (Part 4)

By Connor Legal • June 13th, 2016

The proposition that there are any proven “Health Benefits of Work” has finally been put to rest. Here is the abstract from a recently published article in the New Zealand Medical Journal (NZMJ 20 November 2015, Vol 128 No 1425), written by Dr Gordon Purdie: The Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine released amore…

Criminal Compensation Appeal Successful

By Connor Legal • April 22nd, 2016

On 7 AUGUST 2015 welcome news was that our appeal of our client’s Criminal Injuries Compensation assessment was successful [2015] WADC 136. Our client had been awarded $4,772 (which included an interim payment in the sum of $1,172 for medical expenses) for his injuries and losses he suffered in a “road rage” assault. We appealedmore…

What is the “Termination Day”?

By Connor Legal • October 25th, 2014

Workers can often claim more than just Workers’ Compensation payments. Depending upon the severity of a worker’s injury, and the circumstances of that injury, a worker may be able to claim “Common Law” damages from their employer. The word “damages” is just a legal word meaning “compensation” Without going into great detail, a Common Lawmore…

The Health Benefits of Work (Part 3)

By Connor Legal • October 12th, 2014

In summary, there is no hard evidence to support the proposition that “work” is therapeutic. Additionally, there is no scientific reason why work should be therapeutic. This shouldn’t be at all surprizing, considering the vast array of activities that can constitute work, and the many diseases and ailments that can be visited on workers. “Work”more…