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26 05, 2017

Punitive Damages and Aggravated Damages

2017-06-26T14:48:33+00:00 May 26th, 2017|

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.

19 05, 2017

Stacks Goudkamp “Wall of Fame” Celebration 2017

2017-06-26T14:48:15+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

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.

6 03, 2017

Compensation for emergency services workers

2017-06-26T14:55:05+00:00 March 6th, 2017|

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.

10 02, 2017

Workers compensation & lump sum payments

2017-06-22T10:48:38+00:00 February 10th, 2017|

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.
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2 12, 2016

Non-economic loss (NSW) vs. Non-pecuniary loss (UK)

2017-06-22T10:48:39+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|

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.
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