A lady was walking down a wet ramp just outside a shopfront and lost her balance. She fell and injured herself quite badly. The company responsible for maintaining the area denied that it was responsible for her injury, and she was left saddled with medical bills, time off work, and an injury which reduced her… Continue reading Slippery Surfaces Lead to Slippery Cases – What happens when you fall in the rain?
A woman injured her back after working many years as a nurse, helping to lift and transfer patients. Her back was severely injured after one specific lift of a bariatric (overweight) patient was required in a low-level care facility. The nurse didn’t have a second nurse to help lift, a lifting machine, or any other… Continue reading Injured Back Due to Lack Of Duty Of Care
A man was walking in a poorly lit area, and fell down a hidden drop he didn’t know was there. He was severely injured, and the owners of the park wouldn’t admit they were responsible. The person or entity responsible for maintaining a public or privately owned area must ensure that any member of the… Continue reading Substantial Compensation for fall in Park!
A Costly Lesson for ANU College The Supreme Court in the Australian Capital Territory has awarded an ANU law student damages of $420,201 following a sexual assault. The plaintiff was assaulted following a drinking event in an alleyway by a licensed premises which the students went to as part of the “Pub Golf” event. The… Continue reading Breach of Duty of Care to Sexual Assault Victim
The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of a Worker’s Compensation Commission Arbitrator to require the Nominal Insurer to pay workers compensation death benefits to the children of domestic violence victim Michel Carroll. Ms Carroll was killed in her home at Wamberal in 2010 on the Central Coast by her then partner, Steven… Continue reading My mum was a domestic violence victim. Can I get compensation?
The Corona Virus pandemic has shut a lot of businesses down, but also caused significant illness and even, sadly, death. Many workers are able to work from home, or at least able take protective measures to limit contact with people. The situation is far more dangerous for those essential workers who must come into contact… Continue reading I think I got Covid 19 at Work – What can I do?
In a landmark case a NSW volunteer Firefighter has received compensation for chronic PTSD in a settlement with the NSW government in what is believed to be the first of it’s kind. The firefighter alleged that while attending more than 772 traumatic incidents over 7 years he developed PTSD. He said he was never told… Continue reading Compensation for PTSD
If you are an injured worker receiving workers compensation, you may have gotten a “Work Capacity Assessment” or a “work capacity decision”. These are assessments made by the workers compensation insurer to decide how much you are able to work. If the insurer decides you can work more, it can reduce your weekly benefit. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Work Capacity Decision for Injured Workers
WORKERS COMPENSATION DEATH BENEFITS Death long after the injury is still a work-related death It is a sad event when a death occurs at work. The families of workers who lose their lives in the course of employment are entitled to claim support in the form of workers compensation “death benefits”. These entitlements can include… Continue reading Workers Compensation Death Benefits
Sexual assault is horrendous and it goes without saying that it will have a significant impact on victims as they go through their lives, and most likely on the families of those victims. Victims can now have the offenders or responsible organisations of the offenders held accountable – and that is a good thing. Whilst… Continue reading Compensation for Sexual Abuse Victims