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...

Claim For Compensation For Disappointment and Distress

We all like to go on holidays and enjoy ourselves.  If there is disappointment and stress because an operator breaches it’s consumer guarantee, you may have a claim for compensation. A recent decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales determined Scenic...

Defamation on the Internet

We need to be careful of our actions on the internet or we could very well find our selves in hot water for defamation. The laws governing defamation on the internet are the same that govern defamation in other types of publications. In addition to liability for...

Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assaults in the Workplace

Have you been the victim of sexual assault or sexual harassment in the workplace.  A 2018 survey was carried out and contrasted with a survey in 2012.  They key findings were as follows:- 60% of women say they have experienced some form of sexual harassment, an...

Have you been injured as a result of negligence?

We recently acted for a person who slipped and fell in the underground car park of a supermarket in NSW.  The person approached us to represent him in legal proceedings. The supermarket disputed that it knew or should have known that the concrete surface in the car...