While we’ve seen huge improvements to car safety over the years, driving from one place to another is still one of the most dangerous things we do each day. The number of motor vehicle accidents in Australia and claims relating to them remain at very high levels.
Medication is one of the most common forms of treatment used by health care providers. However, medication errors are common in general practice and are particularly prevalent in hospitals around New South Wales.
When making a claim for workers compensation, there are a number of considerations that must be taken into account to determine a person's seriousness of injury and subsequent entitlements available to them. The provisions for these entitlements can be found in the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW).
Every year, overseas tourists are injured in motor vehicle accidents on NSW roads and are repatriated 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.
Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Aircraft Accident – What rights would the passengers have in Australia?
We are saddened to hear the tragic news of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380’s catastrophic engine failure during a flight from New York to Dallas, killing a mother of two and injuring several passengers. Psychological scarring to passengers following such traumatic events is also inevitable. However, if the accident had been on an Australian domestic flight, what rights would the passengers have?
Recently a YouTube video went viral after a road rage incident took a particularly nasty turn with one of the drivers of a car wielding a chainsaw in a rather threatening manner. Road rage can involve not just verbal assault and intimidation, but physical harm and violence as well.
In the US several weeks ago a lady pushing her bicycle across a road was tragically hit and killed by a driverless car. Witnesses have stated that the car did not slow down or brake, or sound a warning. It simply kept travelling steadily at about 60 kms per hour.
As bicycles does not meet the legal requirement to be considered "motor vehicles" (which must be a vehicle that is built to be propelled by motor that forms part of the vehicle), there are different rules that apply to those injured in bicycle accidents.
Despite the fact that cars have become safer than ever, there is still an increasing number of people being injured and killed in motor vehicle accidents.
On 16 February 2018 two senior constables based at the Campbelltown LAC were seriously injured in a car accident on Campbelltown Road near the suburb of Woodbine.