Personal Injury

I have been injured at work, can I make a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Claim?

No matter what kind of career you are in, the workplace can be a dangerous place. Much like any other area you visit, your employer owes you a duty of care to provide you with a safe working environment. Nobody wants to be injured whilst at work. However, in the event an injury occurs, you …

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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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Food Allergy Sufferers Unite!

CALLING ALL FOOD ALLERGY AND ANAPHYLAXIS SUFFERERS! Recently the Commonwealth Government announced a parliamentary inquiry into allergic diseases. This parliamentary inquiry will be undertaken the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport and will provide the opportunity for a thorough investigation into the challenges around allergic disease management in Australia. The inquiry is now …

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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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Legal Funding Now Available for Review Of A Work Capacity Decision

Fundamental changes was made to workers compensation legislation in June 2012. In particular this included a provision that a lawyer was not entitled to be paid or recover any costs for a legal service provided to a worker in connection with a review of a work capacity decision. A work capacity decision involves the termination …

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