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Insurance company loses appeal over rejection of TPD benefit

A former police officer in NSW faced an appeal regarding her insurance benefits. She had experienced severe psychological injuries that prevented her from working. The insurance provider rejected multiple claims and recently sought to appeal a decision that was made in the woman's favour. Background The former police officer (the respondent) claimed benefits under the […]

PTSD sufferer slams insurer for gruelling TPD treatment

A former police officer who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after witnessing harrowing events on the job has complained about the treatment he received from his insurer after making a total and permanent disability (TPD) claim. Metlife Insurance classed Adam Watts as employable despite his condition, but he has been unemployed for five years since […]

Machine learning in the fight against disease

Technology is no doubt a massive driver of innovation and advancement. There is no clearer example of this than the field of medicine. For those looking at making personal disability claims, new technology can make a difference to your overall well-being by identifying the genetic risk factors that led to disease. Machine learning decoding disease genomes Disease […]

New cancer treatments for the future

Like many debilitating diseases, cancer can have a major impact on your quality of life. Yet, with the Australian government pointing out that there were over 130 new cases in 2016, there is a general consensus that more must be done to help those who fall victim. A number of organisations are making bigger and better technological […]

New nursery dangers resulting in TPD claims

Australian workers spend their lives in a diverse range of industries, while mining and construction are often touted as being two of the most important to the country’s economy, there are others which are having both positive and negative effects on people. According to IBISWorld, Australia’s nursery industry contributes nearly $750 million to the country’s […]

Constructive denial is a tactic used by insurers to deny disability coverage

The case of an injured policeman who was denied his claim for disability coverage by the state's police insurer at first had his claim upheld before an appeal overturned that finding – with lasting consequences for other injured police. In Shuetrim v FSS Trustee Corporation, the plaintiff was a police officer who claimed to have tennis elbow […]

How long does it take to receive a TPD payment?

If you are unable to work as a result of an injury or illness, you may be able to seek compensation from your superannuation. Unlike other compensation avenues, a TPD claims does not require you to prove that your injury or illness is the result of someone else, or is in some way related to work. […]

Government helping chronically ill Australians with housing

The Australian government has recently announced it is making changes to the way chronically ill people are looked after. The main change will impact their living arrangements and the length of time they need to spend in hospital. As injuries and illness can have a major impact on people’s lives, it is important to be […]

Warning for agriculture businesses ahead of busy harvest season

The agriculture industry is an important one for the NSW economy, with the state government reporting that businesses operating in this sector contributed almost $15 billion to the state's gross domestic product in 2012.  Due to the sheer amount of activity in the industry, a range of complex, and often dangerous machinery, greatly raises the risk […]

Crane collapse highlights dangers of machinery

There are a range of risks and hazards that need to be managed in any job, especially those that take place in public locations. In situations where machinery is involved, the danger of incidents occurring further increases, as there are more variables for site managers to keep their eye on.  In these cases, accidents have a […]

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