Category: Injury Compensation Law

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POSTED: 25 Mar 2019
Is compensation payable when a close family member dies as a result of medical malpractice? This is a question that I am asked frequently. It often arises in a hospital setting where there has been an allegation that malpractice has led to the death but can also arise as a result of a motor accident or other type of accident.
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POSTED: 18 Mar 2019
If you are injured in a motor accident while driving for work, you may be entitled to make a “journey claim” under the NSW Workers Compensation scheme.
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POSTED: 11 Mar 2019
A dump truck operator who was injured when, whilst operating a dump truck he was jolted when a large rock was dumped into the rear of his truck, has successfully sued his employer, with the Supreme Court of Queensland finding negligence and awarding $719,698.15 in damages.
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POSTED: 08 Feb 2019
A prisoner who suffered injuries after being assaulted by a fellow prisoner and cellmate, and who sued the State of Victoria in negligence, has been awarded a total of $125,000 in general damages.
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POSTED: 30 Nov 2018
On 20 November 2012, Ms Nguyen was involved in a motor vehicle accident when she negligently drove her vehicle and crossed into the path of an oncoming vehicle, contrary to a “No Right Turn” sign.
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POSTED: 23 Nov 2018
In January 2012, Jason Kelleher obtained employment with J & A Accessories Pty Ltd trading in Century Batteries. Mr Kelleher was required to deliver batteries to customers, including batteries weighing over 20 kilograms. He received no manual handling training, and no training or instruction about the appropriate way to get into, or out of, his delivery truck.
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POSTED: 13 Nov 2018
A man who was injured when he reacted to the sounding of a defective alarm in the office has been awarded more than $1.9m in damages, with the court finding the employer breached its duty of care by leaving a defective alarm in an office environment where it could foreseeably be activated without warning.
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POSTED: 23 Oct 2018
On 8 July 2011, Ms Einas Nouri had an ultrasound at a private clinic in Canberra, National Capital Diagnostic Imaging (NCDI) and was told that she was pregnant with twins and with a gestation of 19 weeks and five days. Ms Nouri and her husband Musab Shaor were prepared to terminate the pregnancy if either twin was likely to be disabled, including a termination, if necessary, in respect of both twins.
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POSTED: 16 Oct 2018
In March 2009, Mr Phillip Eastment was a custodial corrections officer at the Maryborough Correctional Centre. On 8 March 2009, he and another officer were working in a secure area when a prisoner began to assault the other officer. Officer Eastment intervened and the prisoner began striking him as well and yelling threats at him.
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POSTED: 02 Oct 2018
A volunteer at a Church conference who was severely injured in a go-karting accident, and ultimately had her leg amputated, has had her damages award upheld on appeal, with the Supreme Court of Western Australia Court of Appeal dismissing the Church’s appeal and upholding the lower court finding of negligence.
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