Every year, overseas tourists are injured in car accidents on NSW roads and return to their home countries, many in a serious condition. Before 1 December 2017, they were entitled to the same compensation as Australians. For accidents occurring on or after 1 December 2017, benefits paid to overseas tourists have reduced dramatically as Tom Goudkamp explains.
The greatest emotional barrier to bringing any legal claim is often the considerable amount of time it can take to bring the matter to an end. When it comes to medical negligence claims, the added stress of being injured and often restricted in some aspects of the activities of your daily living, means that a prompt resolution is often a primary concern.
Australian’s spend an estimated 1 billion dollars on cosmetic procedures each year. Many are unaware they are being operated on by non-specialist medical practitioners potentially exposing them to significant risk of harm and infection. Some patients do not know that in Australia that doctors without specialist plastic surgery training are entitled to refer to themselves as Cosmetic Surgeons.
Hazards such as mould, asbestos or contaminated water might seem minor at first, but they can lead to a range of lifelong diseases and medical conditions. Hazards such as these can also be dangerous for individuals with existing conditions, which may become aggravated upon exposure.
You probably deal with them in one way or another on a daily basis. Whether you’re visiting a public hospital, live in public housing, or simply catch public transport to work, public authorities are there to help you. When you're walking down a footpath that's maintained by the council or driving on a road that was built by Road Authorities, you’re dealing with a public body in one way or another.
Trucks can be dangerous if operated incorrectly on the road. In this article, we explain how to safeguard yourself against aggressive trucks and large vehicles, because your safety is paramount when you are driving. We will also explore what special legal requirements truck drivers have when operating on the road, for your knowledge and awareness.
Being injured at work can be a very stressful and overwhelming experience. In this article, we will give you a checklist of what to do so that you will be able to approach the matter correctly and receive the compensation you deserve.
Building and construction failures can be tricky legal situations, and it’s not always clear who is responsible when an injury has occurred. If you have been injured on a public or private property due to building and construction failures, Stacks Goudkamp can help you pursue compensation.
In Australia, every registered motor vehicle is required to have compulsory third party insurance (CTP insurance). This covers the cost of any expenses you or somebody else involved in an accident with you may incur. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the insurance coverage offered in other countries.
Recently one of our staff members took a trip to Hawaii. Whilst there, she couldn't help but notice how much more relaxed the road laws are overseas in comparison to Australia, and found a few interesting examples which you can read about here.