Annual Leave & Workcover payments

A common question asked of our clients is whether or not they can accrue annual leave while off work and in receipt of WorkCover payments. Prior to the decision of Anglican Care v NSW Nurses and Midwives Association, we were somewhat left in the dark. The Full Bench of the Federal Court have now provided … Continued

Compensation experts welcome firefighter law change

Liz Davidson of Arnold Dallas McPherson lawyers has welcomed a flagged change to WorkCover laws likely to benefit firefighters who develop work-related cancers. She is an accredited specialist in personal injury law and has worked in the area for more than 25 years, mainly in country Victoria. Ms Davidson explained that “most of us would … Continued

New WorkSafe Legislation – PIAWE Clarified For Casuals

The Andrews Government has announced new Legislation that will slightly increase benefits for families who have suffered a workplace death of a loved one. The WorkSafe Legislation Amendment Bill was introduced into Parliament last week and will allow family members travel expenses for attending upon a hospital where a loved one is seriously injured or … Continued

Government Support for Bourke Street Survivors

The Andrews Government has shown its clear intention to support those who have suffered from the events on Bourke Street on Friday 20th January. Support such as counselling, medical treatment and loss of income compensation is available to anyone who is suffering or has lost income following the events either due to physical injury or … Continued

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