Can you claim compensation if you injured due to slipping and falling, even if you were not looking where you were going? A recent Court decision has confirmed that the answer is ‘Yes’

Australian media has recently been awash with the news of a mother-of-two who received $90,000 in compensation from a NSW District Court as a result of being injured after slipping on a grape in a Coles supermarket in NSW. On 19 October 2012, Ms S...

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The Need to Consider a Person’s Language Skills When Assessing Their Work Capacity

The courts have recently commented on whether a person has work capacity, in the context of their language skills. In WorkCover claims, what do we look at when assessing whether a person has a current work capacity? Clearly, a detailed examination...

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When Can I Sue My Dentist ?

For many people going to the dentist is a very scary experience and plucking up the courage to get into the dentists chair often takes a lot of trust in your dentist. But what happens in the unfortunate circumstance that your fears come true and y...

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What can I do if my insurance company has terminated my Income Protection Policy?

Income protection policies are designed to cover you in case of an injury, disability or illness so that you can maintain your daily expenses and focus on your recovery. Depending on the type of policy you have, the definitions of an injury, illne...

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Hazardous Manual Handling – Part One Employer Obligations

All employers have an obligation to ensure that employees have a safe workplace, system of work and work environment. These general obligations are the cornerstone of protecting employees and others from harm. Employees also greatly benefit from l...

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TAC and Teen Accidents

There has been unfortunately a recent rash of accidents caused by young unlicensed teenagers in Victoria. The TAC (Transport Accident Commission) has a responsibility to those injured in the accidents, even to those drivers who have illegally stol...

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