The number of death claims arising from work place incidents which result in fatality in Australia might surprise many. You may recall the news reported on 29 November 2019 that a 49-year-old plumber died that
Compensation Awards (an example – Justice North, Queensland Supreme Court - 18 December 2019) The purpose of this series of articles is to provide examples of various awards of compensation (otherwise referred to as ‘damages’) made
E-SCOOTERS AND PEDESTRIANS E-Scooters seem to be all the rage in Europe and in the United States. E-Scooters compete with road traffic and in the UK and in Australia at least with pedestrians on footpaths.
Each year hundreds, if not thousands, of people are injured in “slip and fall” and other public liability accidents throughout Australia. Whilst many of these accidents are preventable and have obviously been caused by the
Cyclists run the risk of being knocked flying by a door suddenly being opened, particularly in cities. This is the most dangerous part of riding bicycles. More cyclists that ever before are riding on our
Workers Compensation: Section 11A Under the Workers Compensation Act 1987, there are two main tests that workers must satisfy in order to obtain compensation (whether weekly compensation, medical expenses or lump sum compensation). These two
Qantas Aircraft Emergency Evacuation On 15 December 2019 a Qantas flight en route to Perth from Sydney was forced to make an emergency landing in Sydney. Reports say that the plane started to experience a
Following the tragic White Island volcanic eruption in New Zealand, the spotlight is on the responsibility of tour operators as well as cruise companies to keep their passengers and tour participants safe. Several Australians are