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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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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?.
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
Have you been the victim of domestic violence or sexual assault?. Did you know that there are now no time limits for Compensation for Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Victims who were victims under the age of 18? An Important Court decision by the Supreme Court of Victoria has major implications for all of Australia. … Continue reading No time limits for Compensation for Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Victims