Personal Injury

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 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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Injured on Private Property

What is private property? Private property is generally owned by either an individual person or corporation, examples of private property is a residential home or business premises. What is public property? Public property is generally owned by the government. Some examples of public property are parks and beaches. A person who owns private property has …

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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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The End of Weekly Payments For Injured Workers

Radical changes were made to workers compensation legislation in June 2012. Importantly, this included a provision that weekly payments of compensation will cease to be paid to an injured worker after 5 years of such payments unless the injured worker is assessed, or is accepted by the insurance company, in having over 20% permanent impairment. …

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