Injured Back Due to Lack Of Duty Of Care

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...

Substantial Compensation for fall in Park!

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...
Breach of Duty of Care to Sexual Assault Victim

Breach of Duty of Care to Sexual Assault Victim

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...

Compensation for PTSD

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...

Work Capacity Decision for Injured Workers

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...

Workers Compensation Death Benefits

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 for Sexual Abuse Victims

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...

Mother Sues State Government for Discrimination

The mother of a 17 year old autistic boy has sued the State Government for compensation over a failure by a government schools alleged abandonment of her son’s education and failure to teach him the curriculum. The case could have implications for thousands of...