Category: Injury Compensation Law

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POSTED: 31 May 2021
Most of us would agree that holding back information from medical professionals is probably not usually in our best interests. Certainly, the more relevant information a doctor has about us the more likely that the treatment provided will be appropriate and hopefully successful.
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POSTED: 11 May 2021
If you have witnessed a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. In a recent case, a witness who “heard” but did not “see” an accident, was successful in claiming compensation for the psychological injuries she suffered as a result of witnessing the accident.
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POSTED: 13 Apr 2021
The deceased and her de-facto partner were employed by a family company, which carried on its business of financial advising from the family home in NSW. The deceased was a victim of domestic violence because of the de-facto partner’s paranoid delusions that she was trying to take his clients and...
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POSTED: 26 Feb 2021
Since the Federal Government first loosened Australia’s medicinal cannabis laws in 2016, Australia’s state governments have been quick to follow suit. In New South Wales, the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulations were amended in 2016 and 2019, giving certain doctors wider powers to prescribe medicinal cannabis under certain conditions.
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POSTED: 03 Feb 2021
Best v Rosamond [2020] NSWCA 90
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POSTED: 10 Dec 2020
In a recent case in the NSW District Court, the worker was the victim of a workplace “bear hug” by a supervisor on the worksite. The supervisor came up behind the worker and put him in what was described as “sort of” a “bear hug”.
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POSTED: 03 Dec 2020
A common question asked of lawyers, other than can you defend someone if they tell you they are guilty of a crime, is what is the extent of Police powers particularly in relation to arrest. A recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal found that in the circumstances of...
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POSTED: 26 Nov 2020
Let’s be honest, almost every woman would like to change something about her appearance – and why not! We should all be entitled to be happy in our own skin, right? However, it appears that many are not doing their research before they consider undergoing surgery.
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POSTED: 23 Nov 2020
Whilst it may appear unexpected, the Federal Court has determined that sex therapy can be considered a “reasonable and necessary support” under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), potentially opening the door to a flood of similar requests.
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POSTED: 04 Nov 2020
The Supreme Court recently determined a case, in which a five-year-old boy was mauled by two German Shepherds whilst playing in the backyard of a friend’s home. The proceedings were brought under the Companion Animals Act 1998 (NSW), which can hold dog owners liable for injury to a person, or...
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