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My employer is paying my medical expenses and wages but I don’t have a WorkCover claim My employer is paying my medical expenses and wages but I don’t have a WorkCover claim

Published on 17 January 2019: Is it legal for an employer to pay an injured worker medical and like expenses and wages, is it a good or bad thing for the worker, and could it cause difficulties at a later date?

Client obtains $299K in TAC claim Client obtains $299K in TAC claim

Published on 10 December 2018: In this blog we discuss a real-life case example to help give people an understanding of how a Transport Accident Commission (TAC) claim may proceed.

Top 10 questions about WorkCover and medical services Top 10 questions about WorkCover and medical services

Published on 04 December 2018: We are always happy to answer questions from injured workers about accessing medical and like services under WorkCover. Here we answer some frequently asked questions.

What to expect with your WorkCover Magistrates' Court matter What to expect with your WorkCover Magistrates' Court matter

Published on 27 November 2018: If a WorkCover matter cannot be resolved, you may need to attend a medical panel or the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. This blog outlines what you can expect if you find yourself in this situation.

How injured workers can prepare for a Medical Panel How injured workers can prepare for a Medical Panel

Published on 22 November 2018: In our experience, most injured workers have never heard of Medical Panels before they are asked to attend one. Here is a basic rundown on the purpose of Medical Panels and what to expect at an appointment.

A Better System of Compensation Recovery for St Patrick's Day Bushfire Victims A Better System of Compensation Recovery for St Patrick's Day Bushfire Victims

Published on 16 November 2018: Class actions for the St Patrick’s Day Bushfires have been initiated in the Supreme Court of Victoria, but many victims want to know whether to opt out, and what they can do to minimise the potential cost and delays involved.

Changes to Sunset Clauses in Off-the-Plan Contracts Changes to Sunset Clauses in Off-the-Plan Contracts

Published on 14 November 2018: New laws have recently changed the way sunset clauses in residential off-the-plan contracts operate. With these changes, protections for purchasers are strengthened and developers' rights to invoke sunset clauses have been curtailed.

WorkCover, TAC and Centrelink WorkCover, TAC and Centrelink

Published on 09 November 2018: By the time many injured people receive a lump sum settlement in a TAC or WorkCover claim, weekly payments have been terminated. What happens when you receive a lump sum and you are also in receipt of Centrelink?

Can My Health Records system protect domestic violence survivors and the vulnerable? Can My Health Records system protect domestic violence survivors and the vulnerable?

Published on 07 November 2018: Every Australian will soon have an online health record unless they choose to opt out of the service. Accompanying this are significant information security issues as well as potential safety concerns for victims of domestic violence.

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The authors of this blog are lawyers or consultants employed by Stringer Clark and the RCT Group of companies, which includes staff who work within Ryan Carlisle Thomas and Stringer Clark.

From time to time, we may also invite guest bloggers to contribute, in which case this will be made clear. Authors who are part of the RCT Group are qualified to practice law in Victoria, Australia. Any advice applies to Victorian State law as at the date of first publication. The information is a general guide only and is not a substitute for legal advice applicable to a user's own circumstances.

Residents of other Australian States or Territories or countries are advised to seek legal advice from a lawyer practising in their own area, as laws may vary from region to region.

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