Joanna Betteridge commenced her legal career practising in personal injury law and representing workers compensation insurers, the Transport Accident Commission and later, the Victorian WorkCover Authority. She was one of the first LIV Accredited Personal Injury Law Specialists in 1993 and was partner in charge of WorkCover at Maddocks Lawyers for many years.
BLC therefore has a unique depth of understanding and experience in dealing with all aspects of workplace (and non work related) injury and illness.
Any fitness to work issue arising in a workplace must take into account obligations under the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (where a WorkCover claim has been made), Federal and State anti-discrimination law, the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and the Fair Work Act 2009 as well as any applicable contractual, Award or Industrial Agreement provisions.
BLC can navigate with legal expertise and practical experience around all aspects of injury and fitness to work questions.