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

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?

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

Woman slips on grape in Coles and wins $90130 in compensation!

Next time you’re shopping at Coles, no need to watch out where you’re walking according to Judge Leonard Levey. In a judgement handed down by him in the NSW District Court, Judge Levy opined that when it comes to supermarkets, there is no reasonable expectation that a customer will be looking down at the ground,… Continue reading Woman slips on grape in Coles and wins $90130 in compensation!

Compensation Case Review

Compensation Case Review In a recent matter handled by Peter Moore, Compensation Lawyer, a client reported slipping on a step at the front door of a house she was visiting and as a consequence, her arm went through a glass panel of the door.  The stairs leading to the door were wet and slippery and… Continue reading Compensation Case Review

Injured at work? – Workers Compensation

Have you been injured at work and thought to yourself ‘I can only make a Workers Compensation Claim‘. Injured people may also have other rights which are more generous than Workers Compensation entitlements. An employee who is injured on a work site that is not owned by the employer may have a claim against the… Continue reading Injured at work? – Workers Compensation