Standing together for Melton’s healthcare heroes

Deniz Mirik (right) and her team at Shine Lawyers Melton

Melton, have you noticed how the community is booming? Since Shine Lawyers became a local in the area, legal practice manager Deniz Mirik has noticed the suburb is full of diversity and opportunities.

Shine Lawyers recently opened its doors to Melton and Ms Mirik said she feels very lucky to be surrounded by like-minded people in the Woodgrove Shopping Centre.

With so many healthcare workers calling Melton home, it’s quickly becoming a hub for top-notch medical services, and with the new $900 million hospital set to open its doors in 2029, Ms Mirik believes the future looks bright.

“But, after the gruelling three years of the pandemic, our healthcare heroes are in need of some extra support. The demands on our doctors, nurses, and carers have never been greater, and – unfortunately – this has resulted in increased workplace injuries, both physical and psychological,“ she said.

“According to WorkSafe Victoria, nurses, midwives, and aged care workers are at risk of injury from lifting patients, handling equipment, slip and falls, bullying, and even violence. Back and shoulder injuries are all too common for these hardworking individuals. Not only does this impact their ability to earn a living, but it can also take a toll on their overall quality of life.

“Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychological injury affecting 13 per cent of nurses, midwives, and carers, often due to burnout, sexual harassment, bullying, or trauma.“

If you or someone you know has been injured at work, know that help is available. Seeking independent legal advice is crucial, as you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.

At Shine Lawyers, they believe an injury sustained at work shouldn’t cost you financially.

“We’re here to help you on the road to recovery, and – as Melton grows – let’s stand together and look out for one another,“ Ms Mirik said.

Visit the team at shop R33 Woodgrove Shopping Centre, Melton.