Statement from Cris Massis
The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is proud to partner with Maurice Blackburn on key requirements related to law and physiotherapy. APA and Maurice Blackburn believe in an educational and awareness approach, ensuring APA members understand their rights within the following areas of the law: Plaintiff, Employment, Superannuation/Insurance Claims, Wills/Estate Planning and importantly Patient Safety Initiatives.
Benefits for APA members
Support for you and your Practice
Maurice Blackburn are available to consult with you – free of charge – to support issues relating to compensation schemes impacting patients or your clinic. If you have a question relating to an issue with a client or have a general query relating to the work or road accident compensation scheme in your state simply call Maurice Blackburn and we’ll be happy to assist 1800 810 812.
We also run complimentary on-site education workshops to help members understand their legal obligations, rights and entitlements. We cover topics such as:
- Recent amendments to the road injury compensation schemes
- Assisting your patients with compensable injuries
- Record keeping
- Legal report writing
- Compensation entitlements
- Accessing Superannuation and Insurance entitlements
We can also tailor content to your specific requirement if not covered above. To arrange a complimentary on-site education session for you and/or your employees please contact Simon Arsenis:
P: (03) 8102 2132 | M: 0490 305 379
You can also access previous webinars we have done for APA members below.
Support for your personal legal affairs
At Maurice Blackburn, we’ve been fighting for the rights of everyday Australians for 100 years. Our highly skilled legal team form a bond of trust with our clients and will advise on the best legal options in a way that is easy to understand.
As part of the Maurice Blackburn’s ongoing commitment to APA members, we offer you and your family:
- Free telephone advice
- Free first consultant
- 'No win, no fee'*
Among the many legal services we specialise in, we can assist with:
- Personal Injuries
- Employment Law1 (for APA members who are employees only)
- Review of employment contracts2
- Wills and Estate Law
- Superannuation & Insurance claims
- Where there is a conflict of interest between APA members (employers) and APA members (employees), Maurice Blackburn will not act for either party. Please refer to the information document at the bottom of the page for guidance. We will refer you to another legal firm.
- Employment contract reviews will be charged at $1,200 plus GST
For detailed information on these services see below.
Disability Insurance - What you and your patients should know31 January 2019
An overview of what Superannuation and Insurance benefits you or your patients may be entitled to if injury or illness impacts work capacity. Presented by Rhys Chamberlain, Client Services Executive | Superannuation & Insurance.Watch now
Assisting you an your patients with compensable injuries01 June 2017
An overview of the Queensland Workcover and Compulsory Third Party (CTP) schemes including best practice for patient record keeping and medical report writing. Presented by Tanya Straguszi, Principal and our Cairns office leader.Watch now
Superannuation and insurance01 June 2016
Physiotherapists rights in relation to superannuation and insurance benefits and claims. Presented by Kim Shaw, National Head of Superannuation and Insurance ClaimsWatch now
Understanding compensation systems for physiotherapists01 July 2016
An overview of the Victorian TAC and WorkCover compensation schemes including best practice for patient record keeping and medical report writing. Presented by Malcom Cumming, Principal and our Ringwood office leader.Watch now
A fixed price package that includes the drafting of your standard Will, Powers of Attorney, Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Maker, Advance Care Directive and Statement of Wishes. It also includes two face-to-face consultations with an expert Wills & Estates lawyer. MyLife Documents™ is available to all APA members for $1290 for singles and $1450 for couples. We believe estate planning should be easy. Don’t put it off any longer, have peace of mind knowing your loved ones will be looked after.