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Blog 2018-05-25T18:08:15+00:00
1809, 2018

Overseas tourists injured in NSW car accidents lose out under new laws

September 18th, 2018|

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.

1409, 2018

Medical Negligence Claims – what influences how long they take?

September 14th, 2018|

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.

3008, 2018

Plastic Surgery v Cosmetic Surgery

August 30th, 2018|

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.

2808, 2018

Environmental Hazards – Responsibility and Public Liability

August 28th, 2018|

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.

1608, 2018

Dealing with Public Authorities – Fair Treatment & the Law

August 16th, 2018|

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.

1008, 2018

Staying Safe Around Trucks

August 10th, 2018|

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.

2007, 2018

The comparative value of CTP insurance

July 20th, 2018|

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.