Australia Law

Have Australian law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My son is a arborist and has injured himself at work due to…

Customer Question
My son is a...

My son is a arborist and has injured himself at work due to the nature of the job and pressure from the boss for speedy work. The type of injuries associated with this job take time to heal. The boss rang him and told him that injured workers cannot be on site until healed. That is fine but he has no money coming in as the company will not pay sick leave. What can he do?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Victoria

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

Full time, there is no union

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Unfortunately he has been told that there are no light duties in his industry so every time my son has injured himself at this job, he has returned to work not completely healed due to needing the money so this problem has escalated

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Australia Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Australia Law Question
Answered in 2 hours by:
9/12/2017
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
John Melis
John Melis, Lawyer
Category: Australia Law
Satisfied Customers: 3,569
Experience: Principal Lawyer at Legal AU Pty Ltd
Verified
Dear customer, my name is***** solicitor, please allow me a few moments to review your question and I will respond accordingly.Kind regards *****
Ask Your Own Australia Law Question
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
Dear customer, in regard to your important matter, where your son has been injured at work, your son may raise a claim directly with work cover. This may be done online using their online form process. Work cover will come to the aid of your son injured at work.If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.Kind regards *****
Ask Your Own Australia Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a solicitorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask John Melis Your Own Question
John Melis
John Melis
John Melis, Lawyer
Category: Australia Law
Satisfied Customers: 3,569
3,569 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Principal Lawyer at Legal AU Pty Ltd

John Melis is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Deborah Awyzio

Deborah Awyzio

Solicitor

863 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience

Sean

Sean

Experienced lawyer

855 satisfied customers

Law degree with 1st class honours from Australian National University.

James G.

James G.

Lawyer

17 satisfied customers

Australian Legal Practitioner

Darren Kruse

Darren Kruse

Solicitor

16 satisfied customers

Practising in in Personal Injury, Workcover, Civil Disputes, Family, Wills and Estates and Criminal law.

Leon

Leon

Solicitor

27,790 satisfied customers

BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)

Daniel

Daniel

Solicitor

5,976 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court

John Melis

John Melis

Lawyer

3,569 satisfied customers

Principal Lawyer at Legal AU Pty Ltd

< Previous | Next >

Related Australia Law Questions
My husband started a job in October 16 we needed to travel
My husband started a job in October 16 we needed to travel to UK from Australia in June 17 so he asked verbally the week he started if this would be an issue. he was told no and so we booked flights e… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
My son is employed in the security industry and finds that
My son is employed in the security industry and finds that he is working long hours with sometimes only 7 hours between his end of shift and start of his next shift. They are using bullying tactics an… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
My son(Chris) has been left to finish a job that his
Hi, my son(Chris) has been left to finish a job that his Dad(Neale) under quoted. They are plumbers, both directors of the company, Neale has since gained full time employment with another business. T… read more
Daniel
Daniel
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
5,976 satisfied customers
My son was in a work related car accident and after suffering
My son was in a work related car accident and after suffering migraines for months finally has been taken care of by workers oompensation and is receiving care and is now on a gradual return to work p… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
my son is currently an apprentice and his employer is being
my son is currently an apprentice and his employer is being ridiculous. he originally started his apprenticeship as a school based apprenticeship. during his school based 12 months his hair was change… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
Our son was on sick leave, and was to resume work on light
Our son was on sick leave, and was to resume work on light duties. When he handed his form in he was told they don't have light duties. One of the employees punched him and he fell to the ground. He d… read more
Alex
Alex
Lawyer & Solicitor
Master
11,225 satisfied customers
Hello, My son was sacked on Friday after his third written
Hello, My son was sacked on Friday after his third written warning he tried to discuss the warnings with his boss on a number of occasions but the boss said I don't want to hear your excuses. My son i… read more
Daniel
Daniel
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
5,976 satisfied customers
My name isXXXXX and I worked at river port engineering
My name isXXXXX and I worked at river port engineering and hydraulics until Saturday when I told boss I needed surgery on my back and he said no other duties were available and that I would have to re… read more
Daniel
Daniel
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
5,976 satisfied customers
I am enquiring on behalf of my son who is employed as a hotel
I am enquiring on behalf of my son who is employed as a hotel manager in a country town. Part of his job involves security when the hotel is open late at night. He has a security licence and works und… read more
Havenlawyer
Havenlawyer
2,531 satisfied customers
My son is 13, and was injured by a city council bus almost
My son is 13, and was injured by a city council bus almost 10 years ago. He sustained some apparently permanent nerve damage in his leg, and has extensive scarring across his back from friction burns … read more
Havenlawyer
Havenlawyer
2,531 satisfied customers
HI dear Lawer My son just has got the job in compjuter industry.
HI dear Lawer My son just has got the job in compjuter industry. The job is very responsible. He had the interview and according to the pannel decission my son was the best candidate, so he has got th… read more
Havenlawyer
Havenlawyer
2,531 satisfied customers
Good afternoon. September 12 twisted my ankle at work and
Good afternoon. September 12 twisted my ankle at work and I had everything ready to go to Sydney with my daughter for three days including Monday 19 which I take the day off as vacation. The pain was … read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
I was called at work on 12 July 2011, by Gold Coast Hospital
I was called at work on 12 July 2011, by Gold Coast Hospital (I live in Victoria), as my son 25yo was involved in a very serious car accident and was being placed in an induced coma. I flew immediatel… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
my son who works and resides on a cattle property in rural
my son who works and resides on a cattle property in rural NSW broke his leg while working on saturday after attending medical assistance and claiming workers comp. He prersented his medical certifica… read more
Alex
Alex
Lawyer & Solicitor
Master
11,225 satisfied customers
My son breeds, trains and soon will be racing his greyhounds.
My son breeds, trains and soon will be racing his greyhounds. He has both a trainers and breeders licence from GRV. Due to lack of space, he arranged with a trainer in NSW to train 2 of his dogs. The … read more
Alex
Alex
Lawyer & Solicitor
Master
11,225 satisfied customers
Hello, I am submitting this as a concerned father - My son
Hello, I am submitting this as a concerned father - My son who is an apprentice technician in a automotive workshop, was assulated this afternoon by one of his co-workers, it was wittnessed by two oth… read more
Maurice
Maurice
Lawyer
Master's Degree
1,980 satisfied customers
My brother lives in western australia, he has been dismissed
My brother lives in western australia, he has been dismissed due to fraud charges, these have been dealt with in court. He had approx. $6000 in wages owing which his former employee refuses to pay and… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
Can I be sacked for taking time off due to ill health whilst
Can I be sacked for taking time off due to ill health whilst I'm on a 3mth probation period?? In the state of Queensland Australia… read more
D. Coleman
D. Coleman
Solicitor
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
795 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x