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Angela graduated with an Arts/Law degree in 1982 and commenced practice handling workers compensation claims for injured workers. Between 1985 and 1986, Angela worked as an Industrial and Legal Officer for the Federated Fire Fighter’s Union. In 1986, Angela returned to personal injuries and has been a personal injuries Law Institute Accredited specialist since 1993. Angela is supported by a team of experienced solicitors and paralegals dedicated to the provision of expert, trauma informed legal advice.

Our office is on the lands of the Yulukut Weelam of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the strength and resilience of all Aboriginal people.

Comcare

If you were injured at work in Commonwealth employment or in the course of employment with a licensee, you may be entitled to compensation under the Comcare scheme.

 

Sexual and Institutional Abuse

If you have been a victim of childhood abuse, we can give you specific advice regarding the type of claims that are open to you including out of court settlement processes or the issuing of legal proceedings.

WorkCover

If you were injured in state-based employment, you may be entitled to benefits under the Workcover scheme and/or common law damages.

 

Superannuation and TPD Claims

If you are unable to work, you may be entitled to weekly benefits or a lump sum under your superannuation fund.

 

TAC

If you were injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to benefits under the Transport Accident Scheme and/or common law damages.

 

VOCAT Applications

If you have been a victim of crime, even if there has been no conviction, you may be entitled to compensation through the Victims of Crime Assistance Scheme.

Sentencing Act Applications

If you have been a victim of a crime and your perpetrator has been convicted of offences against you, the sentencing judge can order him/her to pay you compensation.

 

 

 

Public Liability

If you were injured in a public place and someone else is at fault, you may be entitled to common law damages.

 

our expertise

 

Angela Sdrinis Legal was established in 2014 and specialises in Comcare, Sexual and Institutional Abuse, Workcover, Transport Accident Claims (TAC), Superannuation and TPD, Victims Of Crime Applications (VOCAT) and Public Liability. Our principal lawyer and Director, Angela Sdrinis, has been a Personal Injuries Accredited Specialist since the scheme was introduced in 1993. She has over 30 years’ experience and has acted for thousands of people who have been survivors of Institutional child sexual abuse and workplace injuries covered by the Comcare scheme. She is supported by a team of committed lawyers and paralegals who have considerable expertise in helping people with compassion and understanding.

Our firm specialises in representing people who have been survivors of Institutional abuse and is regarded a leader in this area.

Angela Sdrinis Legal has represented numerous witnesses giving evidence at the Royal Commission into Child Abuse including at public hearings into the Salvation Army (Southern Territory), the Catholic Church, Geelong Grammar and the Defence Force. 

We have pursued numerous claims for former wards of the state who allege that they have been abused in care. We have acted for child migrants who reside in Australia and the UK and for members of the Stolen Generation. We have pursued or investigated claims on Redress Funds established in Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria.  

Angela Sdrinis Legal has also acted for victims of Defence Abuse

Angela Sdrinis Legal recently won a landmark decision in the Victorian Court of Appeal regarding the use of medical records in civil sexual assault cases (http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/vic/VSCA/2018/159.html).

We also provide expert advice in Comcare claims for Commonwealth employees and other workers covered by the National Scheme.  Our firm has made submissions to Government with respect to inquiries into the Comcare scheme.

We have also made submissions with respect to reviews of the Comcare scheme, bullying and harassment and the management of injuries and injury claims by Australia Post.

Angela Sdrinis Legal currently act for members of the CWU, Telecommunications and Australian Postal Workers Divisions and for members of the National Union of Workers who are covered by the Comcare Scheme. Angela Sdrinis Legal has won Comcare cases in the AAT against the Australian Federal Police, Telstra, Australia Post, the National Australia Bank, Linfox and various Commonwealth Departments and has represented injured workers in the Federal Court.

We have over 30 years’ experience in acting for people injured in motor vehicle accidents, injured at work (WorkCover) and in public places. In addition to the expertise outlined above, the team, including accredited personal injury specialists at Angela Sdrinis Legal, can provide advice on a no win no fee basis in the following areas: Superannuation and TPD.

 

27 July 2022 The Salvation Army Girls’ Home in Kew – ‘Catherine Booth Memorial Home’

Permanent stay applications are being increasingly granted in interstate jurisdictions, with the potential for Victoria to follow suit

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01.07.2022 Compo win against National Australia Bank

Angela Sdrinis Legal recently successfully ran a case against National Australia Bank with the worker winning liability before the Tribunal: Mercado and National Australia Bank Limited (Compensation) [2022] AATA 2136 (1 July 2022). Acceptance of liability under Section 14 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth).

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06.05.2022 Can I take a support person with me to an "Independent" Medical Examination?

Attending so called "independent" medical examinations (IME's) at the request of your employer/Comcare can be a stressful business but under the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA) you are required to comply with "reasonable" requests or face a suspension of your incapacity (loss of earnings) benefits.

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14.04.2022 Angela Sdrinis issued the following media release on 11 April 2022 “Tasmanian Government Relying on “Consent” of minors in Institutional Abuse Claims”

Following the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Tasmanian State Government introduced crucial changes to Tasmanian Limitation of actions legislation. The changes came into force on 1 July 2018 and were designed to allow survivors of child sexual or serious physical abuse to seek compensation at any time, understanding that many survivors of child abuse do not disclose to anyone until many years later.

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29 March 2022: Yoo-rrook Justice Commission-an important investigation into the disconnection and abuses suffered by our First Nations Victorians

In more recent years, we have started to make good progress in obtaining reasonable compensation for our Aboriginal clients who were made wards of state and abused in care. Whilst still too little too late, we are seeing much larger settlements regularly achieved for Aboriginal clients in the $500,000 to $1m range.

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12 January 2021: Former female detainees at Ashley Youth Detention Centre allege sexual abuse

Following the announcement by Tasmanian Premier, Peter Gutwein, in September 2021, that Ashley Youth Detention Centre will close within 3 years, media attention regarding the treatment of detainees in AYDC has intensified.

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info@aslegal.com.au

Law Institute Victoria Accredited Personal Injury Specialists

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