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Published on 22 March 2019: There is still much confusion about how patients can access medicinal cannabis, what products are available, and what legal issues may arise, especially if caught driving with the products in their system.
Published on 21 March 2019: Litigation for sport-related head injuries is growing overseas, which raises questions about multiple work-related concussions and how this type of injury is treated by WorkCover in Australia.
Published on 18 March 2019: A timely reminder comes in the wake of another fatality on a Victorian worksite. WorkSafe Victoria has issued a safety notice following the death of an employee who died after a fall on the worksite.
Published on 14 March 2019: If you lend money to a child and their partner so they can purchase a property, but then the child and their partner separate and need to finalise their financial affairs, can you claim some, or all of your funds back from either of them?
Published on 08 March 2019: Today - March 8th - is International Women's Day. A day when we reflect on the progress made and work still to be done to achieve gender equality. In this blog, I take a look at the history of women in the legal profession in Victoria.
Published on 28 February 2019: There is no legal obligation on a worker who accepts a redundancy or is terminated from employment to attend an exit medical however the results may be used to thwart a WorkCover claim lodged by a worker after they have accepted redundancy.
Published on 25 February 2019: A Queensland McDonald’s worker's WorkCover claim has highlighted the difficulties injured workers can encounter in establishing they were injured "in the course of employment" in order to have their claims accepted.
Published on 14 February 2019: Victorian workplaces are regulated by both State and Federal anti-discrimination laws which are designed to prevent sexual harassment occurring and ensuring that victims have avenues for obtaining compensation.
Published on 04 February 2019: WorkCover legislation provides weekly payments for up to 130 weeks for injured workers, but if a worker is injured within 130 weeks of the retirement age, will their entitlements be affected?
Published on 30 January 2019: Not many people know that WorkCover claims can be made for skin cancer or heatstroke suffered as a result of work. This includes medical expenses, time off work and in some cases lump sum payments.
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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.
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