Category: Injury Compensation Law

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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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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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