Category: Injury Compensation Law

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POSTED: 29 Aug 2019
Workplace bullying is unfortunately a not uncommon occurrence in many people’s lives. According to Federal Government statistics, 9.4% of Australian workers have been bullied at work in the last six months, 37% of Australian workers have been sworn or yelled at in their workplace, and according to a study from the University of Wollongong, 50% of Australians will be bullied at work at least once during their lives.
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POSTED: 08 Aug 2019
Social media has become an integral form of communication in our society. It was always inevitable that issues surrounding the use of social media would ultimately make their way into the Courts. Lawyers and judges have had to work out the best way to apply age old principles to concepts and situations which have never been considered before.
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POSTED: 27 Jun 2019
Many Australians hold life, total and permanent disability, and income protection insurance policies. For most people, they simply sign up to these insurances and pay their annual premiums, often out of their superannuation. As such, it is not something that many people give great attention too. However, the advances in genetic testing may change this mentality, with insurance companies becoming more likely to discriminate based off one’s genetics. At the moment, genetic testing is not something that the majority of people undertake. However, advances in technology and decreased costs have resulted in the expansion of the genetic testing industry in Australia. Many speculate that within a few short years, it will become part of the mainstream healthcare system and used...
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POSTED: 17 Jun 2019
An Australia Post delivery driver who was injured when he was hit by a reversing vehicle, has successfully sued the driver of the vehicle, with the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory finding the driver negligent in failing to keep a proper lookout.
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POSTED: 14 Jun 2019
A primary school teacher who broke her knee after slipping on a grape on the floor during a fruit break at school, and unsuccessfully sued her employer in negligence, has now been unsuccessful on appeal, with the Supreme Court of Queensland Court of Appeal finding no breach of duty of care.
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POSTED: 07 Jun 2019
A 40-year-old man who broke his ankles after jumping from a second storey balcony has unsuccessfully sued the hospital that treated him, with the County Court of Victoria finding no breach of duty of care.
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POSTED: 04 Jun 2019
A crime and court reporter employed by The Age and who developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of repeated exposure to trauma, has successfully sued her employer in negligence, with the County Court of Victoria finding the risk of psychological injury foreseeable and The Age breached its duty of care.
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POSTED: 18 Apr 2019
In a recent decision, the District Court of New South Wales awarded a Plaintiff $204,674.50 in compensation for injuries arising from a “botched” breast augmentation surgery. Kylie Turner sued surgeon, Dr Blackstock, for performing breast augmentation surgery in circumstances where he was not a qualified surgeon.
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POSTED: 15 Apr 2019
Shopping at your local shopping centre should not be a hazardous experience, but slips, trips and falls at shopping centres are common, and determining who is liable for the injuries sustained depends on the facts of the case.
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POSTED: 08 Apr 2019
If you own a vehicle, you would know well the process of obtaining a green slip. Every year when we register our car, we hand over our hard earned cash to one of the insurance companies. But have you ever wondered what the green slip is all about?
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