Jim, our client, was injured at work when a truck he was about to unload, being driven by an outside contractor, unexpectedly and without warning rolled backwards and pinned him against a hoist.
Unfortunately for many people involved in accidents, their physical injuries will only be part of their problems, with psychiatric injuries developing over time.
Being injured in an accident which wasn’t your fault is a dreadful experience, but the financial strain which often comes hand-in-hand can really add to your stress.
Any person appearing as a witness in a court case must swear an oath that they will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Even if your matter is being decided by something other than a court (such as the Claims Assessment & Resolution Service), honesty is important.
Under common law principles of duty of care, medical practitioners have a legal obligation to exercise reasonable care and skill when providing advice and treatment. This duty extends beyond the initial examination, and encompasses all aspects of their role in the provision of care, diagnosis and treatment of the patient.
Cosmetic surgery and other procedures are becoming more commonplace and in some cases, routine. With the increasing numbers of people taking advantage of accessibility of these procedures, it is important to understand your rights when undergoing that treatment.