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Gordon Legal secures Landmark Settlement in Robodebt Class Action

Media release 16 November 2020 - Gordon Legal announces today the settlement of the Robodebt Class Action, subject to the approval of the Federal Court of Australia. The settlement reached with the Commonwealth of Australia means that if approved by ... Read more

Health workers, WorkCover and COVID-19: What you need to know.

An article in the Age on 18 August 2020 regarding “Health staff want automatic WorkCover rights, as new mask concerns emerge” detailed concerns of health workers in having their WorkCover claims accepted automatically by WorkSafe when lodged. As personal ... Read more


Health Care Workers Compensation: Advice from a Work Injury Lawyer on Health and Safety in 2020

Navigating workers’ compensation claims in the health care industry Health care workers have the highest risk of workplace injury out of any industry. As with any industry, health care workers should know their rights when it comes to claiming compensation. It ... Read more


What is a workplace accident? Advice from a workplace accident lawyer

By Jenny Forti, Principal Lawyer, Accredited Specialist Personal Injury Law Everyone has the right to workplace safety, and the right to compensation if that safety is compromised and they are injured at work. Workers’ compensation covers workplace accidents ... Read more


Motorcycle accident compensation: an injury lawyer’s advice

By Anastasia Eleftheriou, Principal Lawyer and Accredited Specialist, Personal Injury Law  If you or someone you care about is injured in a motorcycle accident, life can be turned upside down. The ability to focus on your recovery can be difficult when ... Read more


COVID-19: Mesothelioma law firm advises sufferers of asbestos-related disease on how to seek help

By Tess Dickie, Senior Associate, Asbestos and Dust Diseases department As lives continue to be affected by COVID-19 around the world, some people may be more vulnerable to its effects than others. One such group is sufferers of asbestos-related disease, ... Read more

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Updated 2020 legal advice on workers’ compensation

By Jenny Forti, Principal Lawyer: Injury Law Workers should be informed of their rights and how they can claim compensation in the case of work-related injuries. The guide below reflects the most up-to-date information on workers’ compensation in 2020, ... Read more

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Employee Rights from the JobKeeper Package

We received a lot of great feedback on the back of our last JobKeeper video with Fiona Rothville, so we thought it would be great to have another Q&A, between our union relationships manager Carol Saunders, and Fiona. This video is focused on employee ... Read more


Top mesothelioma law firm offers practical considerations when exposed to asbestos today

By Victoria Keays, Principal Lawyer, Dust Diseases department A common misconception is that asbestos exposure, and asbestos-related diseases, are yesterday’s problem. Sadly, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While the face of disease sufferers ... Read more


TAC claims advice from a car accident lawyer, and the implications of not following COVID-19 restrictions

By Anastasia Eleftheriou, Principal Lawyer and Accredited Specialist, Personal Injury Law  During COVID-19, TAC claims continue to be processed. There are certain factors that will work against your eligibility though – if you are not observing social ... Read more


Rachel Schutze: Helping ease the pain of injured workers

A decision by the Victorian Government has recognised the challenges long term injured workers face finding work and how much of a disadvantage they are at currently competing with thousands of other workers in the time of COVID-19, writes Rachel Schutze THE ... Read more


Workers compensation: Your rights and entitlements when diagnosed with COVID-19

By Rachel Schutze, Principal Lawyer, Injury Law department, Gordon Legal If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 as a consequence of your work, you are entitled to pursue your rights and entitlements for workers compensation through the WorkCover system. Below, ... Read more


JobKeeper Package: Advice for union members from a Melbourne Employment Lawyer

By Fiona Rothville, Senior Associate, Industrial and Employment Law and Carol Saunders, Union representative Last month, the Federal Government announced the JobKeeper package, which will provide financial aid to businesses and their employees during ... Read more


Herald Sun Coronavirus Update: Rental realities in the virus age

Listen to James Higgins, Partner at Gordon Legal in Herald Sun's Coronavirus Update with Investigations Editor James Campbell here speaking about changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. ... Read more


Workplace Lawyer helps business owners navigating COVID-19: understanding your rights

By James Naughton, Principal Lawyer, Commercial Law and Litigation The COVID-19 crisis has affected everyone – including businesses. At Gordon Legal, we understand that otherwise-viable businesses will face short-term financial hardship and employment ... Read more


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