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 over 7 years he developed PTSD. He said he was never told… Continue reading Compensation for PTSD

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

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?.

Injured at work?

Have you been injured in the course of your employment.  If you have you most likely have a right to workers compensation, and possibly also to compensation from any other party whom may have caused the injury. We recently acting for a client, lets call her Jane.  Shortly after commencing her employment with Coles Supermarket,… Continue reading Injured at work?

Injured while travelling?. Make sure to check your Travel Insurance.

Going overseas is a wonderful and exciting adventure. Make sure to check your Travel Insurance carefully. We acted for a client who went on a once in a lifetime dream holiday to Paris. That holiday quickly turned into a nightmare when our client was injured when she stepped out of the shower in her hotel… Continue reading Injured while travelling?. Make sure to check your Travel Insurance.

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!

Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident (blameless accident)?

Have you or someone you know suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident when it is a ‘blameless accident’.  The concept of a blameless accident came about as a result of a childcare centre crash involving injured toddler Sophie Delezio, when it could not be show that the driver of a vehicle was negligent, and… Continue reading Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident (blameless accident)?

Do you believe you may have a medical negligence claim?

Have you received medical or other treatment which you believe has been negligently carried out and which has caused you to suffer loss or damage?.  You may have a medical negligence claim. Such treatment may include from a Doctor, Dentist, Hospital or other health provider.  There is a limitation period of 3 years in which… Continue reading Do you believe you may have a medical negligence claim?

Injured in a motor vehicle accident?

When a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident in NSW, the law requires that a claim form be sent to the Green Slip Insurer of the vehicle at fault within 6 months of the date of the accident. If a claim form is submitted within that period the Insurer will most likely reject… Continue reading Injured in a motor vehicle accident?