Category: Injury Compensation Law

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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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POSTED: 05 May 2020
Cosmetic procedures are very common these days. Beauty salons in every local shopping centre offer a range of treatments and procedures, ranging from relatively inexpensive and non-invasive, to complex and expensive procedures. Often, we don’t know much about the procedures or know what to expect, but we are hopeful of achieving the outcome we want.
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POSTED: 04 May 2020
A hospital which was ordered to pay damages of more than $11m to a man who suffered from bacterial meningitis following brain surgery, and with no contribution from the neurosurgeon, has been unsuccessful on appeal, with the Supreme Court of Western Australia Court of Appeal upholding the primary judge’s findings and dismissing the contribution proceedings.
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POSTED: 29 Apr 2020
A patient who developed chronic kidney disease and who successfully sued his GP for failing to refer to specialist treatment earlier, has had his judgment overturned on appeal, with the Supreme Court of New South Wales Court of Appeal finding that breach of duty of care and causation could not be established.
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POSTED: 28 Apr 2020
From Gogglebox to The Bachelor, Married At First Sight to House Rules, our TVs are seemingly full of reality TV. It should come as no surprise that reality TV has grown to be one of the most popular categories of TV programmes, with 40% of people regularly watching some type of reality TV.
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POSTED: 20 Apr 2020
A psychiatrist in Western Australia has been the subject of disciplinary proceedings for engaging in an intimate and sexual relationship with a patient over a period of 18 months. During this time, the doctor engaged in sexual acts, including intercourse, with a patient and prescribed her stimulant medication resulting in addiction, disinhibition and elevated libido.
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POSTED: 09 Apr 2020
Are you covered under the Workers Compensation Legislation if you contract the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? The answer to that question depends firstly on whether Coronavirus is an injury and secondly, whether it is related to work.
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POSTED: 17 Mar 2020
A woman who, whilst warming up with her horse in preparation for participating in a country show sustained a brain injury after falling with her horse who was spooked by nearby unruly children, has unsuccessfully sued the operator of the show, with the Supreme Court of New South Wales finding the recreational activity was dangerous and the risk of the dangerous recreational activity was obvious.
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