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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Being Prepared for Civil Trial

If your dispute is one that is not resolved prior to attending court, there are many steps and considerations to be made in the lead up to trial.  The month before trial can often cause the greatest amount of stress, the most amount of work, and can be a very emotional time fo…
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Slips, trips and falls

Slips, trips and falls down stairs are unfortunately common and can result in an individual suffering a serious injury. If an injury occurs due to the carelessness or negligence of another person, it may be possible to bring a claim for damages. In order to bring a succes…
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What is CTP Insurance?

Motor Vehicle Accidents in Queensland – What is CTP Insurance? You may be entitled to a claim for damages if you have been injured in: a car accident; a motorcycle accident; a bus accident; a truck accident; an incident between a bicycle and any registered vehicle…
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Motor Vehicle Accidents

The operation of the law of negligence and a person’s legal rights under that law You are entitled to claim for damages as long as you are not at fault in an accident or if the accident was only partially your fault. In Queensland all vehicles must have Compulsory Third Part…
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Black Lung Disease – it’s a minefield!

Are you exposed to dust at work? “Black lung” is a common term for a respiratory disease caused by breathing in coal dust. These coal dust particles are often so small, they cannot be seen with the human eye. They coat the lungs and affect the respiratory syst…
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Unhappy with a WorkCover Decision

A common enquiry received by our Compensation Team is whether a decision of WorkCover can be reviewed or appealed. Some examples of decisions which can be reviewed or appealed are: A decision to reject an application for Workers Compensation; An assessment of permane…
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