The annual fun run event City2Surf will again be taking place this coming weekend on 13 August 2017. The event usually attracts thousands of participants each year and this year is sure to be no exception, with thousands of people already registered to participate in the event.
When a person is injured in an accident, whether it be a motor vehicle accident, or an accident at work, depending on their circumstances, they may be entitled to damages. There is often confusion about the types of damages that can be awarded to claimants, and these are addressed here.
Each year, Stacks Goudkamp celebrates the outstanding service and achievements of some of our long-serving lawyers who, for whatever reasons, decided to ‘move on’. They always did so with our blessing and our best wishes for their futures. On 5 May 2017, Stacks Goudkamp held its annual Wall of Fame lunch, and celebrated the induction of Ivan Dzajkovski and Tatiana White.
On 3 May 2017, 4 of our staff members participated in the annual Stacks Goudkamp Charity Golf Day, which was held at St Michael’s Golf Club in Little Bay.
We are proud to announce that Tom Goudkamp has been reappointed Chair of the NSW Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation Personal Injury Law Advisory Committee.
On 14 March 2016, we expressed that Stacks Goudkamp supports the men and women of emergency services through our work in assisting them with personal injury claims. Media coverage since this publication has brought a public voice to the issue that has for so long haunted many current and former police officers and emergency crews.
Following the Cram decision in 2014, the Workers Compensation Amendment (Lump Sum Compensation Claims) Regulation 2015 was enacted. The amendment states that a worker is entitled to make one more further claim for lump sum compensation in relation to the same injury, provided the worker made a claim prior to 19 June 2012.
The rules in New South Wales relating to non-economic loss are drastically different to those adopted by the United Kingdom, in the context of personal injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents. The name attributed to this form of loss is just one of the differences that distinguish between how non-economic losses will be compensated in each of these jurisdictions.