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1205, 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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805, 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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505, 2017

The difficulty with staircase accidents

May 5th, 2017|

When a person trips and falls down some stairs and gets severely injured, a compensation claim is certainly worth exploring. However, the injured person or claimant must be aware of the inherent difficulties in pursuing these types of claims.
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305, 2017

Should you speak to an accident investigator?

May 3rd, 2017|

Many injured clients ask whether they should speak to an investigator once they lodge a claim, and are contacted by an investigator for a face to face conference in order to obtain a detailed statement. Insurers often request this at the outset of a claim to determine liability.
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2804, 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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2604, 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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