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News, articles and useful guides on compensation


Personal Injury News, Articles & Useful Guides On Compensation

For over 34 years we have won claims on behalf of clients. So we thought it prudent to gathering some of those extensive details about claims, legal developments, interesting and relevant articles, guides and more, all in to one place. Some of the articles are very comprehensive and dense, you can search above or view by each posts tags to find out more. Got a question? Contact us and we'll be glad to help you and clarify anything you need.

what is a de facto relationship In a dependency claim?

In the case of Perry v Killmeir & Anor, the Court of Appeal considered what constituted a de facto relationship in the case of a dependency claim. Mr Perry's partner was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident in June 2007. Mr Perry and his deceased partner had been residing together however had separate bank accounts and finances...

Workcover paid meat worker $360,000 damages for cut to his thumb

In the case of Keith Louis Tompkins v Kemp Meats Pty Ltd [2013} QDC 184 The Plaintiff, Mr Tompkins suffered a laceration to the tip of his left thumb whilst working as a slaughter man in an abattoir. As a result of the injury, the Plaintiff alleged he had problems working in his occupation as a meat worker as he could not properly grip the meat with his injured hand whilst undertaking his slicing and boning duties...

The importance of choosing the right medical specialist to support your claim

The case of Rodger v Johnson [2013] QSC 117 is one worth highlighting to show that choosing the right medical specialist can really help support your claim. At The Personal Injury Lawyers, this is something we know well, and for over three decades we've been ensuring clients get the best medicals from the best specialists.

Client awarded costs on basis of The Personal Injury Lawyers precedent decision

In WorkCover common law claims, there are significant restrictions on costs that can be recovered by a worker. However, the Court has been interpreting the provisions of the Workers' Compensation & Rehabilitation Act 2003 ("WCRA"), to allow workers to achieve costs where they are successful in applications brought to enforce their entitlements to claim common law damages...

Is the risk of tripping whilst running down a sand dune an obvious one?

Is the risk of tripping whilst running down a sand dune an obvious one? You'd may assume so right? As part of our ongoing key facts articles, we analyse cases and bring you a breakdown of just what happens and the sometimes surprising facts. In this case of Kelly v State of Queensland...

If you are injured whilst participating in a "dangerous recreational activity" then you may not have a right to claim damages

Under Queensland law, if you are injured whilst participating in a “dangerous recreational activity” you may be dis entitled from bringing an action to recover compensation for that injury if it has been caused by the materialisation of an obvious risk inherent in that activity.   In Queensland, a "dangerous recreational activity" is one that involves a significant degree of risk of suffering physical harm...

Worker injured lifting a ream of copying paper awarded $240,000 damages (plus indemnity costs)

The Personal Injury Lawyers achieved yet another outstanding result for a client who sustained back strain lifting a ream of copying paper in the course of her employment. The Personal Injury Lawyers argued that although the ream of copying paper was not heavy, it was the method of storage of the copying paper which contributed significantly to the worker's injury occurring. 

A claim for compensation has video surveillance that destroys the case

A claim for compensation that occupied the Brisbane District Court for five days has resulted in the claimant being judged as having “grossly exaggerated” her injuries. Most damaging to the claim was clandestine video footage of 40-yr-old Lovissa Williams conducting massage on a private investigator – interrupted by a visit from police – at her Murrumba Downs studio.