NSW workers compensation claims for psychological injury
Workers compensation claims for psychological injury, whether due to bullying and harassment or due to a traumatic event, require expertise, patience and provision of a lot of support to injured workers.
Does a protection order prevent me from seeing my children?
A protection order is a document issued by a court that orders a person to stop threats or acts of domestic violence. It does not automatically prevent you from seeing your children. However, there can be situations where the making of a protection order against you may affect your contact and communication with your children.
AHPRA framework to manage vexatious complaints against health practitioners
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is aware that vexatious notifications are made against health practitioners from time to time. To help identify and manage vexatious complaints, AHPRA has developed a framework for use by staff and regulatory decision-makers.
Do I have to tell my employer I am pregnant?
If you're pregnant and working in paid employment, at some point you will need to discuss work and leave arrangements with your employer; including your entitlement to paid or unpaid leave, ensuring you have a safe work environment and your rights to flexible work arrangements.
NSW workers compensation win for significant injury months after initial workplace incident
We recently represented a transport driver who was involved in a workplace accident involving sudden braking, resulting in a seemingly minor injury. The worker suffered some shock and what he thought was a muscular injury to the shoulder. No claim was lodged until months later after exacerbation of the injury.
Criminal charges in Queensland; what happens at my first court date?
If you choose not to seek legal advice (strongly recommended) regarding your criminal charges, this article is designed to give you an outline of what to expect during the initial court process.
Emerging history of Launceston nurse’s acts of sexual abuse
Launceston nurse, James 'Jim' Griffin has been charged by Tasmania Police with more than a dozen offences related to child sexual abuse. We believe there may be a basis to allege that the departments and organisations involved, breached their duty of care.
QCAT decision allows nurse to keep her job after romantic relationship with a patient
We recently represented a nurse who has been allowed to keep her registration despite the QCAT finding she engaged in professional misconduct by commencing and continuing a romantic relationship with a patient that she was treating.
Types of domestic violence
Many members of the community still believe that domestic violence requires an element of physicality or physical harm towards another person. This is not actually the case and domestic violence can include economic abuse, emotional abuse, threatening behaviour and coercive behaviour.