Yasmine Chalvatzis

  • Dealing with WorkCover for work injuries: Closing the gap between injury and returning to work

    18th Jul 2024

    Employers can play a crucial role in speeding up the recovery time following an employee’s work injury by implementing effective early intervention programs. Australia, however, has a long way to go in terms of uniformity and ensuring injured workers are treated fairly across all industries as they navigate their compensation claims. Compensation Lawyer Yasmine Chalvatzis explains.

  • Review of industrial laws across Australia – are workers who die on worksites better protected?

    6th Jun 2024

    Workplace deaths continue to occur despite most states having industrial manslaughter laws in place. Earlier this year the Victorian Supreme Court convicted a stonemasonry company for engaging in negligent conduct constituting a breach of duty that caused death, fining them $1.3 million. Yasmine Chalvatzis asks if workers are really safer when prosecutions and convictions are so rare?