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

Your return to work obligations and right to private consultations

Increasingly, clients are raising privacy concerns in relation to medical appointments arranged between their doctors and return to work officers. Under the Victorian Workers’ Compensation Legislation, an obligation is imparted on all workers to make every reasonable effort to return to work in suitable employment. Should this situation apply to you, you are to ensure … Continued

TAC medical excess payments – Can they be avoided?

TAC medical excess payments refer to the amount payable by an injured person for medical treatment outside of hospital before the TAC can start paying the expenses. Where a person has been involved in a motor vehicle accident and has an accepted TAC claim, that person must pay the first $629 for medical treatment for … Continued

History of Our Premises – Old State Bank Bendigo Building

One of Bendigo’s grandest and most historical Victorian era buildings is now the home of local personal injury law firm Arnold Dallas McPherson. The building was established in the early 1870’s and was originally the State Savings Bank. The building located at 337 Hargreaves Street, has just recently undergone a facelift in order to revamp … Continued

ADM Backs $3.9 Million Plan to Upgrade Bendigo Law Courts

Principal Lawyer of Arnold Dallas McPherson, John McPherson, speaks out in favour of $3.9 million to be used to develop a plan to upgrade to the 120 year old law courts in Bendigo. As a member of the Council of Law Institute of Victoria and the Bendigo Law Association John drew attention to the issue … Continued

Spinal Impairments Decrease for TAC Accidents

Recent legislative changes have altered the way in which spinal injuries are to be assessed by medical practitioners. These changes affect people injured in transport accidents but do not have any impact on people who are covered by the WorkCover scheme.

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

Employment Laws Catching Up to Social Media

Principal Lawyer of Arnold Dallas McPherson, John McPherson, advises that his firm has recently provided legal advice to employees who have been criticised by their employers for social media usage. The broadening ‘grey area’ of social media usage for employees, coupled with a legion of inflammatory virtual content, has created a unique vacuum in employment … Continued

John McPherson Elected to the Council of Law Institute of Victoria

John McPherson was recently elected to the Council of the Law Institute of Victoria (“LIV”), the peak professional association for solicitors in the state.  A total of 18 directors govern the LIV, which has a membership of more than 18,000 people. Newly elected Councillors conventionally make a speech to the Council at the first meeting … Continued

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