Complaints on the rise – The HCCC annual report

The Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) New South Wales is an independent body, established under the Health Care Complaints Act. The Commission functions as a means of receiving and assessing complaints relating to health service practitioners in NSW, and assisting or resolving these complaints. The HCCC also has the power to investigate and prosecute serious READ IN FULL

Work Capacity Decisions: More Pushback from St George Bank Decision

On 2 March 2016 the Registrar of the Workers Compensation Commission, Rod Parsons, told the 4th Annual Personal Injury Conference his views on fall-out from the Presidential decision of Sabanayagem v St George Bank Limited [2016] NSW WCCPD 3 (21 January 2016). READ IN FULL

The Latest on Work Capacity Decisions – Arbitrators Resist St George Bank Decision

There have been two contrary arbitral decisions since the decision of Sabanayagam v St George Bank Limited [2016] NSW WCC PD 3 (21 January 2016). Firstly, in Goncalves v Menzie Port Jackson II Pty Limited (22 February 2016) Senior Arbitrator Snell considered a situation where a worker had been transitioned on 3 September 2013, with READ IN FULL

It’s the Vibe… Confusion on Work Capacity Decisions following St George Decision

On 21 January 2016 Deputy President Kevin O’Grady delivered a Decision in Sabaneyagam v St George Bank Limited [2016] NSW WCC PD 3.    The short facts are that the worker was in receipt of weekly payments following a Work Capacity Decision dated 24 September 2014 that she had no current work capacity, before liability READ IN FULL

Medical Appeal Panel: No Modifier for DRE V

In Scott v Woodgate & Partners Pty Ltd [2015] NSWWCC MA 67 the Appellant sought to argue that an Approved Medical Specialist erred by failing to allow a Table 4.2 modifier for persisting radiculopathy after surgery. READ IN FULL