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 nurse to help lift, a lifting machine, or any other… Continue reading Injured Back Due to Lack Of Duty Of Care

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?

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 offenders held accountable – and that is a good thing.  Whilst… Continue reading Compensation for Sexual Abuse Victims

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

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 park was slippery.  However, the manager of the… Continue reading Have you been injured as a result of negligence?

The National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme provides support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. The scheme acknowledges that many children were sexually abused in Australian Institutions, holds institutions accountable for this abuse and helps people gain access to counselling and psychological services, a direct personal response and a monetary payment. Who can apply? Eligible survivors… Continue reading The National Redress Scheme

Do you have a compensation claim for false arrest?

In a recent matter, we acted for a client who attended a Police Station in response to attempts by Police to contact him.  He was immediately arrested without warrant for alleged breach of an Apprehended Violence Order. The client agreed to participate in a recorded interview and was subsequently released approximately 1 hour and 20… Continue reading Do you have a compensation claim for false arrest?

Will compensation for psychological injury be awarded after body parts found at accident scene?.

Do Police Officers have a duty of care in the exercise of his/her duties?. Maybe – after two decisions, one in the Supreme Court of NSW and one in the Supreme Court of Victoria. In the NSW case the deceased was killed in a motor vehicle accident in 2013.  Approximately 7 months later members of… Continue reading Will compensation for psychological injury be awarded after body parts found at accident scene?.