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Key changes to motor vehicle accident compensation in NSW from 1 April 2023

Key changes to motor vehicle accident compensation in NSW from 1 April 2023

Legislation governing motor vehicle accident compensation in NSW saw significant changes implemented from April 2023. If you have suffered an injury, it is highly recommended that you seek the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer to ensure you receive all benefits you are entitled to in a timely manner.

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Abuse victim awarded $12 million in damages after nightclub assault

Abuse victim awarded $12 million in damages after nightclub assault

We explore the case of Mr Leonard, a man who suffered life changing physical and mental disabilities as a result of an assault after an altercation with a nightclub bouncer in Hobart in 2014. Mr Leonard sued the bouncer and the employer of the bouncer, and was awarded over $12,000,000 compensation.

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NSW worker’s compensation claims due to aggravation of a previous injury

NSW worker’s compensation claims due to aggravation of a previous injury

It’s a common question: Can I claim worker’s compensation if my injury is an aggravation of a previous injury. The short answer is yes!

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My NSW worker’s compensation claim has been denied

Help! My NSW worker’s compensation claim has been denied

Understanding the reasons your NSW worker’s compensation claim is rejected will help you determine what your options are to appeal that decision and have it reviewed.

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NT workers compensation appeal a big win for victim of racial abuse

Appeal win for vulnerable first nations victim of vile workplace abuse

Since an initial worker’s compensation victory for this First Nations client’s severe exposure to racial abuse, we have weathered two appeals on behalf of our client, both made by the Northern Territory Department of Health. We are now delighted to report a favourable conclusion of these lengthy legal proceedings.

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Psychological injury claims after employer implemented vaccine mandates

Psychological injury claims after employer implemented vaccine mandates

Two recent decisions in the NSW Personal Injury Commission (PIC) have awarded compensation to workers who suffered a psychological injury as a result of the employer’s implementation of the NSW government’s vaccination public health order.

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Guide to motor vehicle accident compensation in Tasmania

Motor vehicle accident compensation claims Tasmania – your plain English guide

Our plain English guide to claiming compensation after a motor vehicle accident in Tasmania provides detailed information on the claims process, what compensation is available and other useful tips to ensure your entitlements are protected.

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Widow awarded over $750,000.00 in NSW worker’s compensation death benefits

Widow awarded over $750,000.00 in NSW worker’s compensation death benefits

In a significant Personal Injury Commission decision in NSW, the widow of an electrical worker was awarded over $750,000.00 in lump sum compensation. The widow filed a death claim after her husband died as a result of a psychological injury arising out of his employment.

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Event organisers’ duty of care where there is obvious risk of injury

Event organisers’ duty of care where there is obvious risk of injury

In the 2022 case of Tapp v Australian Bushmen's Campdraft & Rodeo Association Limited, the High Court of Australia considered the issue of duty of care, of the event organisers, when there is an obvious risk of injury.

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A guide to medical negligence claims in NSW

Medical negligence claims NSW

Your guide to suing for medical negligence in NSW if you become injured or ill due to the treatment, or lack of treatment or care of a medical professional in NSW.

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Reasonable action or in NSW worker’s compensation claims for psychological injury

Reasonable action defence in NSW worker’s compensation claims for psychological injury

Reasonable action by the employer related to, for example, transfer, demotion, performance, etc is one defence the insurer has in NSW worker's compensation claims.

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Can I be terminated while on workers compensation in NSW?

Can I be terminated while on worker’s compensation in NSW?

It's illegal to terminate an employee within the first six months of a workplace injury purely because that employee is unfit to resume work at that time. After the first six months, an employer can terminate an injured employee but only after they have met all their obligations to their employee.

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