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Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie is being urged to reassure the state’s workers that the WorkCover injury compensation scheme will not have claim thresholds imposed on it.

Brisbane compensation lawyer Mark O’Connor says there are strong but unconfirmed reports that business interests have been pressuring the State Government to bring in the thresholds, to drive down claims and...

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Sunshine Coast Daily | Author: Ava Benny-Morrison | 28 August 2013 6:00AM

CHANGES to how a worker is defined in Queensland will leave many shut out of the state's workers' compensation scheme,...

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Brisbane lawyer, Mark O’Connor, says the State Government should urgently re-think its planned changes to workers’ compensation laws which would re-classify many workers as sub-contractors and deny them access to the State’s workers’ compensation scheme.

He said changes signaled by Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie could cause enormous hurt, particularly to those working in the building...

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