Workers' Compensation Blog

Dr. David Colvin, trained in orthopaedic surgery in Perth. David’s specialty is knee and shoulder surgery and sports injuries.
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Who are all these people?

At a certain point in your workers’ compensation claim, you may start to feel that you are surrounded by an army of people who are involved in the management of your claim. It is important to understand who they are and what they are doing for you.

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“Reasonable” Medical Expenses In Workers’ Compensation

Joel Trigg is legal practice director at Stephen Browne Personal Injury Lawyers. I have asked Joel to provide some legal perspective on the term ‘reasonable medical expenses’ which appears in the Workers Compensation Act, and what an injured worker can do when approval for surgery is declined by the insurer.

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Workers Compensation

What is an injury?

What you or I might think of as an “Injury“, and what legally constitutes an injury under the terms of the Workers’ Compensation Act, are two completely different things.

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Motor vehicle injuries at work

Over the years I have seen several patients who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident at work. I asked Peter Kakulas at Percy Kakulas Gleeson Injury Lawyers to help me understand …

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Flying After Surgery

For many people, flying is a critical part of their job. Here are some tips if you do have to fly after surgery.

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I Don’t Want To Close My Claim

All workers’ compensation claims are ultimately finalized. Many patients are apprehensive about this process and some patients express a desire to keep their claim open indefinitely.

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About Perth Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr David Colvin

Dr David Colvin, a Perth orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in shoulder and knee injuries, understands that a painful joint or a joint that doesn’t function properly, can have a huge impact on your quality of life.