John L McDonald

 

John has substantial and wide ranging experience in coalmining, personal injury litigation both negligence based claims and workers compensation claims arising from injuries in bord and pillar collieries, longwall collieries and open cut mines.

Approved as a Legal Services Provider to the Workcover Independant Review Officer.

He also has expertise in work injury claims for Police Officers, both Pre and Post 1988 including 12D. Additionally, John has experience in wider area of law including criminal law with a focus on litigation and mediation.

Leading case link to recent successful case:

Andrew William MacDonald v Centennial Newstan Pty Limited [2012] NSWDC 218

Roy Leonard Taylor v Centennial Newstan Pty Ltd [2009] NSWCA 267

Donald Ernest Hines -v- J & A Brown & Abermian Seaham Colleries Limited District Court RJ00644/08

John Frederick Loveday -v- Powercoal Pty Limited District Court 432/00

George Henry Lucas -v- Centenial Newstan Pty Limited District Court-RJ00126/07 and District Court RJ00363/10

Robert Ronald Roper -v- Powercoal Pty Limited Compensation Court 18452/02

District Court RJ543/04

Geoffrey Allan Sheean -v- Ellcom Collieries Pty Limited District Court RJ00497/07

Kenneth Robert Edmonds -v- Newcom Colliery Pty Limited District Court RJ00474/10

Donald James Shone -v- Country Energy WCC 17216/06

Malcom James Dawson -v- The Real Kane Syndicate & Anor WCC 7220/07

Peter James Reynolds -v- Coal & Allied Operations Pty Limited District Court RJ00624/15

Anthony Roy Duffey -v- Coal & Allied Operations PTY LTD & ORS District Court RJ00628/15

Steven Roy Gray -v- BHP Billiton Limited & ORS District Court RJ00206/16

Daryl William Haile -v- BHP Billiton & ORS District Court RJ00317/17

Kerry John Murphy -v- Elcom Collieries PTY LTD, Power Coal PTY Limited, Centennial Newstan Pty Limited and Centennial Mndalong PTY Limited - Matter NO. RJ00384/15

Michael Stuckey -v- Wesley Contracting NSW Pty Ltd & Anor RJ00074/2016

Wayne Douglas Jobson -v- Centennial Myuna Pty Ltd District Court RJ00622/15

Maxwell Bryan Jurd -v- Elcom Collieries Pty Ltd & Ors District Court RJ00590/15

Bernardus Marinus Schoonderbeek -v- Centennial Mandalong Pty Limited District Court RJ00523/15

Norman Dennis Shields -v- BHP Billiton Limited & Ors District Court RJ00162/16

John Ashley Cooper -v- Coal & Allied Operations Pty Limited & Ors District Court RJ00323/15

Gregory John Wyper -v- Elcom Collieries Pty Ltd & Ors District Court RJ00566/15

Christopher John Duffey -v- Coal & Allied Operations Pty Ltd & Ors District Court RJ00344/16

Stephen Patrick Reynolds -v- Elcom Collieries Pty Ltd & Ors District Court RJ00410/15

Steven Roy Gray -v- BHP Billiton Limited & Ors District Court RJ00206/16

John Robert Jefferson -v- BHP Billiton Limited & Ors District Court RJ00425/16

Peter Wheatley -v- Coal & Allied Operations Pty Ltd & Ors Distr Court RJ00633/15

Gregory William Morgan -v- BHP Billiton Limited & Ors District Court RJ00400/16

John William O'Donnell -v- Elcom Collieries Pty Ltd & Ors District Court RJ00035/16\

Troy Anthony Brodie -v- Tahmoor Coal Pty Ltd District Court RJ00632/15

Robert William Welsh -v- Elcom Collieries Pty Ltd & Ors District Court RJ00307/16

Grahame Kenneth Newell -v- Coal & Allied Operations Pty Ltd & Ors District Court RJ00359/16

Michael Kenneth Mitchell -v- Coal & Allied Operations Pty Limited & Ors District Court RJ00521/16

Keith Sutherland -v- Bluescope Steel Pty Ltd & Ors 

Stephen George Cumpson -v- BHP Billiton Limited & Ors District Court RJ00511/16

Warren Johnson -v- Coal & Allied & Ors District Court RJ00503/16

Colin Fowler -v- Elcom Collieries Pty Ltd & Ors District Court RJ00418/16

John Lester Moyle -v- Elcom Collieries Pty Limited & Ors District Court RJ00468/17

Trevor John Prince -v- Coal & Allied Operations Pty Ltd & Ors District Court RJ00629/15

Anthony John Cook -v- BHP Billiton Limited & Ors District Court RJ00063/17

Ian Russell Crane -v- Bulga Underground Operations Pty Limited District Court RJ00270/16

Timothy Patrick O'Reilly -v- Centennial Mandalong Pty Limited & Ors District Court RJ00421/17

Allan John Collins -v- Elcom Collieries Pty Ltd & Ors District Court RJ00075/17 

Bruce Woolfrey -v- Oakbridge Pty Limited & Ors District Court RJ00466/16

John has a long standing commitment to service in the community through his involvement in Eleebana Lions Club Inc.  He joined the Club in 1998 as a Charter Member and has been the President of the Club for a substantial period of time.