Compensation & Negligence Claims

The Importance of a Good Bullying and Harassment Policy

Companies in Australia owe a duty to provide a safe working environment free from bullying and harassment. This applies to not only employees, but anyone who has a relationship with your company. Workplace bullying is defined by Safe Work Australia as ‘the repeated and unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker or a group of workers …

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The New CTP Scheme and its Affect on Compensation Claims

As of 1 December 2017, new legislation by the State Government overhauled the existing CTP scheme, providing major changes to motor accident compensation claims. We provide this article to assist you in better understanding the new scheme and how it may affect you. The following applies for any motor vehicle accident which occurred on or …

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Compensation Update by John Isaksen – Mandatory Reporting of Legal Costs in Motor Vehicle Accidents

As of 1 October 2015 it is a mandatory requirement for all solicitors in NSW to disclose to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) a costs breakdown upon the finalising of a motor accidents claim. The CTP insurer informs the SIRA of the settlement or completion of the claim and then the SIRA makes a …

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Compensation Update with John Isaksen – Lump Sum payment for permanent impairment

In our previous article we referred to a recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal which bars an injured worker who received a lump sum payment for permanent impairment prior to June 2012 from making a further claim for a lump sum payment if the worker’s condition has deteriorated, such as by way of …

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