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Our 5th Accredited Specialist in Bendigo

Arnold Dallas McPherson has reached a new milestone with one of its Lawyers, Kirstie Lyons, achieving accreditation as a Specialist in Personal Injury Law. This brings the total number of Accredited Personal Injury Specialists at the firm to five, the highest of any law firm in Victoria outside of Melbourne. Accreditation is granted by the … Continued

National Redress Scheme disappointment

It’s been a year since the inception of the National Redress Scheme (‘NRS’) for victims of childhood institutional sexual abuse and the statistics are disappointing for victims. The NRS reports that it has received over 4,100 applications and that redress payments have been made on 229, meaning that just over 5% of applicants so far … Continued

Doyles Guide 2018

Congratulations to Shaun Marcus. Shaun has made the Doyles Guide 2018 listing of leading Plaintiff-focused Victorian Work Injury Compensation Lawyers in Victoria. Doyles Guide details solicitors practising within the areas of workplace injury, accident and WorkSafe matters in the Victorian legal market who have been identified by the state’s defendant insurance lawyers for their expertise … Continued

Mandatory Sentencing

John McPherson, founding Partner of Arnold Dallas McPherson gives his opinion on mandatory sentencing. Read Full Story at the Bendigo Weekly

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