Personal Injury Law News
Click to Call PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM: IF YOU SUE, WILL YOU GET YOUR MONEY? – By Glen Pearce – After a co-worker assaulted him without warning, a man was seriously injured. His injuries were extensive and ongoing, meaning that he could no longer work. After his workers compensation payments ended, he successfully took legal action…Read More
PERSONAL INJURY: IF I’M ASSAULTED, CAN I SUE FOR DAMAGES? – By Andrew Carpenter – After his friend assaulted him, a man sued for damages, claiming intentional assault and battery. The Court decided that for the man’s claim to succeed, it wasn’t necessary for him to prove financial loss due to his injuries. The case…Read More
PERSONAL INJURY: $1 MILLION IN DAMAGES FOR ASBESTOS EXPOSURE A man was awarded more than $1 million in damages after being exposed to asbestos 40 years ago. He contracted terminal mesothelioma as a result of the exposure and took legal action against the asbestos manufacturer. This case shows how seriously the legal system treats asbestos…Read More
SLIP AND FALL: DON’T GET TAKEN TO THE CLEANERS – By Glen Pearce – When a woman was injured after a slip and fall accident at a major shopping centre, she missed out on potential damages of more than $300,000. Why? Because even though the Court found that a cleaning company’s negligence had caused the…Read More
CAR ACCIDENT: “IT WASN’T MY FAULT, SO WHY AM I LIABLE?” If my car is rear-ended in a chain collision, how can it be my fault? If I hit a car that pulls out in front of me when they were supposed to give way isn’t it their fault? The question of who is responsible…Read More
SUPERANNUATION: DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE? – By Andrew Carpenter – If you suffer a serious injury that leaves you totally and permanently disabled or in need of income support, you may need to rely on insurance to meet your financial obligations. Such injuries can put a lot of stress on you and your family, as…Read More
CAN A PERSON MAKE A WILL IF THEY DON’T HAVE CAPACITY? – By Vanessa Ho – So many times, it’s not until a loved one is in care that we realise they don’t have a will. If that person no longer has legal capacity to make a will, it is a common misconception that there is…Read More
SLIP AND FALL: WOMAN AWARDED $660,000 COMPENSATION – By Glen Pearce – A woman has been awarded $660,000 in compensation after she slipped and fell on a wet floor in a Sydney fruit shop, sustaining severe injuries. Background The woman, aged 36, had been in the fruit shop when she slipped on the wet floor…Read More
COMPENSATION DOUBLE DIPPING? PROCEED WITH CAUTION WHEN CLAIMS COLLIDE Making multiple claims for the one injury can come back and bite you, as a decision of the District Court has shown. In law, one matter may fall under more than one area. For example, an injury in the course of employment may be covered by…Read More
WHEN A CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM HAPPENS AT WORK The issues that can arise when a person is injured at work as the result of a car accident were highlighted in a recent District Court case. The plaintiff was hit by a car while crossing the road to do her employer’s banking. As she was entitled…Read More
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