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 must ensure that any member of the… Continue reading Substantial Compensation for fall in Park!

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 students went to as part of the “Pub Golf” event. The… Continue reading Breach of Duty of Care to Sexual Assault Victim

I think I got Covid 19 at Work – What can I do?

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?

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 Tours had breached it’s consumer guarantee to exercise due care and skill… Continue reading Claim For Compensation For Disappointment and Distress

Dental Negligence – Do you have a Claim?

Have you suffered injury or loss as a result of the negligent care of your dentist?.  If so, you may have a dental negligence claim.  The principles of medical negligence are applicable to dental negligence. The requirements necessary to establish negligence are: Your dentist owed you a duty of care; Your dentist breached that duty… Continue reading Dental Negligence – Do you have a Claim?

Workplace Injury

In the workplace many people suffer injury and sometimes in a most unusual way. When this happens that person may be entitled to compensation for workplace injury which could be substantial. In one case we represented an office worker whom injured his neck when he became startled by a faulty alarm going off.  He  successfully… Continue reading Workplace Injury

Changes to Workers Compensation Legislation in 2018 – Not much to help workers

The Workers Compensation Scheme has changed again, but what has really changed? Is it going to be better for workers? Or are we just moving the red tape around? Workers Compensation has long been accused of being overly complex, bureaucratic, and incomprehensible. Add to that the gradual stripping away of benefits for workers over the… Continue reading Changes to Workers Compensation Legislation in 2018 – Not much to help workers