Category: Injury Compensation Law

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POSTED: 08 Oct 2020
Mr Moore and his wife booked an “all inclusive”, “once in a lifetime” luxury river cruise on the Scenic Jewell, through Scenic Tours Pty Ltd (“Scenic”). Mr Moore and his wife booked the cruise as they wanted to see different parts of Europe without the need to pack and unpack...
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POSTED: 09 Jul 2020
The NSW Court of Appeal recently handed down a judgment which has very important implications for workers.
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POSTED: 15 Jun 2020
An Adelaide man who developed an aggressive and incurable cancer as a result of his exposure to James Hardie building products during home renovations, has been awarded a record $3,077,187 compensation payment.
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POSTED: 03 Jun 2020
A young girl who, whilst attempting to rob a taxi driver was rendered a paraplegic after coming out of the moving taxi, has unsuccessfully sued the taxi driver in negligence, with the District Court of New South Wales finding the plaintiff was engaged in an illegal enterprise and there was no duty of care owed in the circumstances.
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POSTED: 27 May 2020
A couple has been granted an extension of time to sue an ultrasound clinic in negligence following the birth of their daughter, born with Down’s syndrome, with the Supreme Court of Queensland finding the material fact was not known to the couple until they received expert opinion after the expiration of the limitation period.
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POSTED: 26 May 2020
A woman who was in a motor vehicle accident when, after swerving to avoid hitting a dog on the road she hit a police officer instead, has successfully sued the State of New South Wales, with the District Court of New South Wales finding the police officer negligent in his actions in stepping on to the roadway.
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POSTED: 25 May 2020
The estate of a young woman who died from an asthma attack and unsuccessfully sued the State of Queensland at first instance, has now been successful on appeal, with the Supreme Court of Queensland Court of Appeal finding the ambulance officer negligent in failing to administer adrenaline upon arrival at the scene.
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POSTED: 12 May 2020
Many of us have lived through a brother, sister or perhaps have experienced for ourselves the physical pain, discomfort and emotional impact of …. braces. I recall my brother in excruciating pain. I recall rather messy eating caused by those damn elastics. Fortunately, I avoided the drama, not because my teeth were perfect but because braces would have altered my bite and so it wasn’t prudent to proceed.
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POSTED: 07 May 2020
A project supervisor working at a State high school and who contracted Q Fever in course of his work, has been awarded more than $1m in damages, with the Supreme Court of Queensland apportioning liability between the employer and the State occupier.
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POSTED: 06 May 2020
A man who suffered injury while riding on the engine of a car after the bonnet had been removed, has been successful in his claim of negligence against his employer, with the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory finding the employer designed and implemented a dangerous system of work.
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