Category: Personal Compensation Law
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Injured worker receives nearly $1,000,000 in common law damages
In a deserved win for an injured worker, we have secured $967,383.39 in common law damages for the worker who fell through a roof of a shed, sustaining significant injuries.