Amy Gilford

I lied to Police and said my husband hit me. Will I go to Prison?

Falsely claiming you were assaulted in a domestic relationship or giving a statement and “taking it back” later is a serious matter and you can be charged. Legally we refer to false claims or statements such as the above as “public mischief”. But I took what I said back! He wasn’t charged and I didn’t …

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Can injured workers access medicinal cannabis for their injury?

The relevant governing provision for any medical treatment under the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) is section 60. Section 60 provides injured workers with access to certain medical treatment where that treatment is reasonably necessary. In Donnelly v Camsons Pty Ltd [2021] NSWWCC 19, a worker fell from a ladder while washing trucks in 2013 …

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Funded MVA Legal Advice? Yes please!

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority is currently reviewing the provision of a legal aid type scheme for persons injured in a motor vehicle accident on or after 1 December 2017. Currently, a person injured in a motor vehicle accident is required to bear the burden of their own legal costs and disbursements. These costs and …

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How do I claim for Total Permanent Disability? A Checklist

So, you’ve been injured or have fallen ill and are worried you will not be able to support yourself or your family if you can’t return to work? Thankfully there is an answer… a Total Permanent Disability (TPD) claim. The majority of Australians have TPD insurance through their superannuation fund and can typically make a …

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I’ve been in a car accident! What next? A Checklist

So, you’ve been in a car accident with another driver on the road? This checklist will be able to guide you through what to do next. Checklist Record the other driver’s: – License number; and – Registration plate details; and – Contact details. Report the accident to the Police as soon as possible and record: …

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I’ve been injured at work! What next? A Checklist

So, you: Walked down some stairs and twisted your ankle? Lifted an object and hurt your back? Performed the same movement for years and are starting to feel pain? Have experienced bullying and harassment by your colleagues and/or supervisor? You are not alone, and we are here to help guide you through how to manage …

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Changes to Personal Injury in NSW

On 11 August 2020, the Personal Injury Commission Act 2020 (NSW) (the Act) received Royal Assent after it passed both houses of the New South Wales Parliament. The purpose of the Act is to create a single dispute resolution body for the resolution of personal injury disputes involving claims for workers compensation and motor accidents. …

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