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22 06, 2017

Best Safety Tips for Motorcyclists

June 22nd, 2017|

In Australia, a high volume of road accidents involve motorcycles. Of course, no one sets out to endanger themselves, but the sobering reality is that these accidents are common and many people think they will never be one of the unlucky ones.
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16 06, 2017

Damages for Elderly Accident Victims

June 16th, 2017|

Insurers or their solicitors often submit that damages for elderly accident victims ought to be reduced to take into account their advanced age, presumably on the basis that elderly people will suffer pain and disadvantage for a shorter period than younger people, often with reference to the he New South Wales Court of Appeal decision of Reece v Reece.
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14 06, 2017

What are deductions in a compensation claim?

June 14th, 2017|

In a compensation claim, there are a number of different deductions a claimant may incur. These are taken off the final amount of compensation they are awarded.
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13 06, 2017

Vivid Woes – Being Safe in Crowds and dealing with Congestion

June 13th, 2017|

With the arrival of Vivid Sydney 2017 also comes the arrival of the crowds, road closures, and public transport mishaps.
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12 06, 2017

How to NOT maximise your compensation claim

June 12th, 2017|

Finding yourself in a situation where you have suffered loss at the hands of someone else’s negligence can be unique. Before you visit a lawyer and seek legal advice, it is possible that you may have already made a series decisions that can drastically affect your claim for compensation.
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7 06, 2017

Deferred Tables

June 7th, 2017|

Recently, we featured a blog about the case for changing the 5% discount multiplier for claims in relation to future losses. This is, however, not the only discount which applies to claims for future losses. Another method of discounting a claim is to claim something which you won’t use for a number of years.
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31 05, 2017

Labour Hire Agencies and liability

May 31st, 2017|

Since the introduction of labour hire agencies, it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish who is liable when an employee gets injured at work.
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29 05, 2017

Pedestrian accidents

May 29th, 2017|

When crossing roads, it is important that pedestrians take care and take into account their surroundings as well as a number of other factors, to ensure they can cross the road safely.
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12 05, 2017

the 5% discount multiplier

May 12th, 2017|

In New South Wales, if you claim a lump sum for future losses then the law requires the value of the lump sum to be reduced by reference to a ‘5% multiplier’. This is done to reflect the fact that there is a benefit to the recipient of the funds to receive the money now, as a lump sum, rather than being paid $15 per week over a 20 year period.
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8 05, 2017

Personal Injuries and Corporate Groups: Which company should I sue?

May 8th, 2017|

It is often the case that a plaintiff has been injured due to the negligence by a company that operates within a corporate group. It is frequently difficult in such cases to determine which company should be sued for compensation. Should a subsidiary company within the group be sued and, if so which one? Or should the parent company be sued? Perhaps more than one company within the group should be sued.
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