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 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

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 “death benefits”. These entitlements can include… Continue reading Workers Compensation Death Benefits

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

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 families who believe their child has been excluded for learning due… Continue reading Mother Sues State Government for Discrimination

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

Are you an Employee or a Contractor?

Are you an Employee or a Contractor?.  That was a question that was determined in the Supreme Court of Tasmania when the Court found that an employee was a contractor although the employer claimed he was a contractor.  The ramifications are significant for both the worker and the employer. The employer disputed liability to pay… Continue reading Are you an Employee or a Contractor?

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 defamatory material on your own website, you can… Continue reading Defamation on the Internet

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?