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Latest decision introduces new guidance on assessing industrial hearing loss

08-02-16 | A January 2016 decision by the Medical Appeal Panel of the Workers Compensation Commission considers whether the hearing losses at frequencies below 2000 Hz should be included in an assessment of industrial hearing loss. The decision highlights the need for self-insurers to carefully consider all medical evidence supporting claims for workers' compensation.

Sparke Helmore Canberra Insurance team attracts four senior lawyers

19-01-16 | Sparke Helmore is delighted to welcome four senior lawyers, including Partner Catherine Power. In all, six lawyers are joining our Insurance team based in Canberra, with expertise spanning commercial insurance, public liability, professional indemnity, medical negligence, CTP and workers compensation.

Sparke Helmore welcomes back Chantal Tipene as Government partner

14-01-16 | Sparke Helmore Lawyers welcomes back Chantal Tipene who is returning to the firm as a partner in the Government Group in our Sydney office. Chantal has more than 10 years' experience advising Commonwealth, state and local governments and is an Accredited Specialist in Government and Administrative Law.

Consistent surveillance defeats "good days, bad days" argument in workers' compensation matter

21-12-15 | Wishart v Brambles also highlights the importance of medical and vocational assessment evidence to support the contention that the Plaintiff had a capacity for lighter alternative employment.

SafeWork Australia takes the management of crane risks to new heights

17-12-15 | A new suite of guidance material to help manage risks when using cranes.

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