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 increase from 21% in 2012; There has been an… Continue reading Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assaults in the Workplace

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?

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?

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?

Workers Compensation “Reasonably Excused” – what does that mean?

We acted for Jill who was a retail assistant in a large company. A couple of things happened at work which were outside her control, which caused her to develop severe stress and anxiety. Finally, Jill visited her doctor who put her off work. Jill notified her employer that she had sustained a psychological injury,… Continue reading Workers Compensation “Reasonably Excused” – what does that mean?

Injured in a Public Place – You may be entitled to make a Public Liability Claim

Have you been injured in a public place, you may be entitled to make a public liability claim. We recently acting for an injured person, Justin (not his real name) who fell in a car park which was owned and occupied by a local Council. He fell over a depressed section of patched bitumen, which… Continue reading Injured in a Public Place – You may be entitled to make a Public Liability Claim

Receiving Compensation – and a bill from Centrelink

Both you (and your partner) might owe Centrelink more than you think after you receive compensation. Seeking compensation for an injury you’ve suffered is natural enough right – you’ve lost income, you have medical bills, you’ve been struggling with making ends meet.  At some point along the way, you applied for Centrelink because the cost… Continue reading Receiving Compensation – and a bill from Centrelink

Your Top 5 Medical Negligence Questions…Answered!

Medical Negligence is a complex area of Law.  Here are your top 5 questions answered! Can I sue my doctor? Under Australian Law, your doctor, hospital or other medical service provider must treat you in a competent and professional manner.  If they fail to do so, they may be held liable for the injury and… Continue reading Your Top 5 Medical Negligence Questions…Answered!

Victim of Child Abuse awarded $265,000 in compensation

Were you subject to abuse as a child because there has now been an important change to the law.  Previously there was a limitation period that applied to commence legal proceedings but that no longer applies in relation to ‘child abuse‘.years. Child abuse means sexual abuse, serious physical abuse or other connected abuse (perpetuated in… Continue reading Victim of Child Abuse awarded $265,000 in compensation

Injury as a result of medical treatment – Medical Negligence Claim

Have you had a medical or dental treatment, and this includes treatment such as physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment, which has left you with an injury?.  If so, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, loss of income, out of pocket expenses and medical expenses, referred to as a medical negligence claim. ‘Our… Continue reading Injury as a result of medical treatment – Medical Negligence Claim