Banana Peels and All!

Unfortunately, injuries occurring from slips, trips and falls is very common.  What isn’t usually considered though, is how a simple slip, trip or fall can cause a serious injury. Did you know that there is a difference between a ‘slip’ and a ‘…
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Time Limitations in
Personal Injury Claims

The Limitation of Actions Act 1974 (Qld) specifies that an action for personal injury cannot be brought after 3 years from the date on which the cause of action arose.  This generally means 3 years from the date the injury occurred. There are a number of mandatory steps an…
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Had a car accident
that’s not your fault

In Queensland we have a ‘fault’ based Compulsory Third Party (CTP) scheme.  What this means is that any motor vehicle owner, driver, passenger, or other road user in Queensland is covered by unlimited liability for personal injuries caused by a vehicle,…
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Have you been injured
travelling to or from work

If you are injured while travelling between home and your “place of employment”, you may be covered by workers compensation. This is often referred to as a “journey claim”. What is a Journey Claim? A “journey claim” applies when a worker has finished work or is not perfor…
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Workers Compensation
lump sum offers

When a person is injured at work, an important stage of the injury compensation process is to be assessed by a relevant medical specialist for permanent impairment. What is permanent impairment? A permanent impairment is impairment from an injury resulting in loss of…
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Road Fatalities and
Dependency Claims

Earlier this year, fatalities and crash statistics from the past three decades in Australia were released by the Australian Road Death Database. The figures showed that 48,592 people have died on Australian roads since 1989. What is most surprising about this figure…
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Workplace Safety
– is your workplace risky?

A recent analysis of SafeWork Australia data has found that workers in agriculture, forestry, and fishing are most at risk of being injured at work.  Those in transport, stores and warehousing, construction, and mining were close behind when it came to being injured…
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Risks of Work
Related Violence

According to recent work health and safety data, violent incidents in the workplace are increasing.  “Work related violence” is any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work.  These behaviou…
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Wet Weather: Duty of
care owed by occupiers

With the wet season upon us, it is important to remember the duty of care owed by occupiers to patrons and visitors of their premises. In Sutherland Shire Council v Safar [2017] NSWCA 203 the Court of Appeal recently upheld a decision finding an occupier responsible for a…
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