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28 04, 2017

When is the chain of causation broken?

April 28th, 2017|

In the context of medical law, the issue of causation, or novus actus interveniens often arises. It occurs when a patient presents for medical treatment for injuries negligently caused by another defendant, for example in a motor vehicle accident, and then suffers further injury as a result of negligent treatment for it.
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26 04, 2017

Weekly benefits and your rights

April 26th, 2017|

When making a workers compensation claim, it is very important you understand your rights in regards to weekly benefits and how they change over the course of the claim.
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24 04, 2017

Mitigating losses in a compensation claim

April 24th, 2017|

Mitigating one’s losses refers to the duty of an injured person or claimant to take appropriate steps or actions in order to improve their circumstances despite the effects of their injuries.
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20 04, 2017

Work injury damages for emergency service workers

April 20th, 2017|

Successfully seeking work injury damages when working for an emergency services department can be very difficult, and the claims are usually hotly contested.
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20 04, 2017

Preparing for a settlement conference

April 20th, 2017|

A large percentage of Personal Injury Compensation Claims settle at a conference or mediation convened for settlement negotiations, prior to the matter proceeding to a hearing, be it in Court or in the case of a NSW motor vehicle accident, before an Assessor of the Claims Assessment and Resolution Service of the State Insurance Regulatory Authority.
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12 04, 2017

Compensation for sporting injuries

April 12th, 2017|

As the start of the soccer, rugby and AFL season draws closer and parents finalise their children’s registrations with local clubs, it is worth considering what sort of protections local clubs and sporting authorities provide if an amateur player were to sustain an injury during a game or at training.
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11 04, 2017

Daylight Savings and motor accidents

April 11th, 2017|

As of Sunday 2 April 2017, Australia rolled back its clocks as daylight savings time came to an end. More often than not the general public is excited to be receiving an extra hour of sleep. However the change in time can have a very serious impact on your driving ability.
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10 04, 2017

In which court will my personal injury case be heard?

April 10th, 2017|

Generally speaking, most personal injury claims settle out of court. However if litigation is required, the court it is heard in depends on what type of claim it is, and it's estimated value.
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22 03, 2017

The principle of “restitutio in integrum”

March 22nd, 2017|

The latin phrase "restituio in integrum" may sound like something you’d see adorning the blazer of a Catholic schoolboy, but in legal terms, it is a common law principle dating back centuries and which forms the basis of a claim for compensation.
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20 03, 2017

The importance of keeping your solicitor “in the loop”

March 20th, 2017|

As personal injury claims can run for long periods of time, you may often go a while without seeing your lawyer. Despite this, it is important to keep in regular contact with them and provide updates on your circumstances.
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