As the end of the year draws closer businesses often have workplace celebrations or parties. Christmas parties, or any business social functions for that matter, can quickly turn from celebration to litigation if not managed carefully.
Since the transition to icare, as the nominal insurer, a lot has changed in the way workers compensation operates in NSW. One of the major changes will take effect from 1 January 2018 with EML acting as the sole appointed claims service provider.
Achieving an early recovery for an injured worker may not always be possible or simple. Having a worker back in the workplace, even on modified duties or reduced hours, is not only good for the business but also for the worker.
Following our NSW claim transition update in August icare has advised all new CGU & QBE claims will be managed by GIO now from October. We have seen some processing delays resulting from claim files moving to GIO & if you need help, we are here to help.
Unfortunately workplace violence accounts for over 9% of Australia’s workers compensation claims. Workplace violence can result in both physical & psychological injuries with the age care industry being more susceptible. Providing workers support and assistance is important in minimising risk and injuries.