RSPCA Cupcake day is on 20 August 2021.
On this day, we donate to fight against animal cruelty. Such funds will assist in rehoming animals who have been a victim of cruelty. Animals are an integral part of our day to day lives. They bring us so much joy and unconditional love.
Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. They share our homes and win our hearts. They are even members of our family. We all owe them duties of their welfare and care which is regulated by the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (NSW) and Companion Animal Act 1998 (NSW).
As a personal injury lawyer, I have done various disputes dealing with the payment and training of therapy pets. In addition, I assist many injured workers with psychological and physical injuries who require a therapy animal.
Pursuant to Section 60 of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (“the 1987 Act”), if a worker receives an injury and requires treatment and rehabilitation that is reasonably necessary, the worker’s employer is liable to pay. An assistance dog may be reasonably necessary medical treatment within the meaning of Section 60. of the 1987 Act.
I assist many police officers, emergency personnel and corrective service employees who sustain PTSD during the course of their employment. A pet can be a benefit to an injured worker’s mental state. A dog, for instance, can bring so much happiness to those suffering from mental illness.
To finish on a pawwwfect note or should I say as I am a cat lady purrrrfect note, at Don Cameron & Associates, we have a variety of pets as seen in the attached graphic.
If you require any assistance or would like to discuss your Workplace Rights and or Compensation, contact Don Cameron & Associates today. Call 1800 627 373