Australian Physiotherapy Association

Statement from Anja Nikolic

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is proud to partner with Maurice Blackburn to provide information and advice related to law and physiotherapy. APA and Maurice Blackburn believe in an educational and awareness-building 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.


Anja Nikolic CEO
Australian Physiotherapy Association

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'*

*Conditions apply

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
  1. 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.
  2. Employment contract reviews will be charged at $1,200 plus GST

For detailed information on these services see below.


Previous Webinars

Disability Insurance - What you and your patients should know

31 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 injuries

01 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 insurance

01 June 2016

Physiotherapists rights in relation to superannuation and insurance benefits and claims. Presented by Kim Shaw, National Head of Superannuation and Insurance Claims

Watch now

Understanding compensation systems for physiotherapists

01 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

Your Maurice Blackburn team

Malcolm Cumming

Principal Lawyer

(03) 9871 9802

Danielle De Paoli

Office Leader, Special Counsel

(02) 9806 7210

Walter Hawkins

Office Leader, Principal Lawyer

(02) 6120 5038

Tanya Straguszi

Office Leader, Principal

(07) 4046 7107

MyLife Documents

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.


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