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

21/05/2020

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

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Motorcycle accident compensation: an injury lawyer’s advice

21/05/2020

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

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

13/05/2020

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

04/05/2020

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

01/05/2020

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

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

01/05/2020

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

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

29/04/2020

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

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Rachel Schutze: Helping ease the pain of injured workers

28/04/2020

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

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

23/04/2020

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

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

23/04/2020

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

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Herald Sun Coronavirus Update: Rental realities in the virus age

22/04/2020

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

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

15/04/2020

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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JobKeeper Package: Your questions answered by a Victorian employment lawyer

15/04/2020

By Fiona Rothville, Senior Associate, Industrial and Employment Law department, Gordon Legal Many Australians have personally felt the impacts of COVID-19, as people face termination of employment or their working hours are reduced or asked to stand ... Read more

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Workers Compensation: How to deal with WorkCover and TAC claims during COVID-19

15/04/2020

By Rachel Schutze, Principal Lawyer, Injury Law department, Gordon Legal We all appreciate the sacrifices healthcare workers and their teams are making to treat those who are unwell during the current global pandemic. This includes the essential health ... Read more

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A domestic violence lawyer’s guide to Covid-19 and families

15/04/2020

By Kelly Leydon, Principal Lawyer, Accredited Specialist in Family Law The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on families who are separated or separating, and those experiencing family violence. We understand this is a difficult time to ... Read more

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