Injured yourself in a fall? You may be entitled to compensation

A fall is always startling, a little embarrassing and very distressing if you have hurt yourself badly. That’s one of the reasons we all have a legal responsibility to protect each other from foreseeable harm. It’s called a Duty of Care and it means individuals and organisations are obliged to provide a safe environment. If…

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How to make a claim when you’ve been injured in a public place

Have you ever walked through a public place and noticed a safety hazard? Risks are more common than you think. And often, injuries happen when you least expect it, so it’s always helpful to know your rights and entitlements.  Often, when people are injured in public, they assume that they are liable for not being…

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What is Public Liability?

You may have heard about the term public liability but like many people, may not understand what it means and can completely miss out on compensation you deserve. One of the most common misconceptions is that public liability is a claim you can make only if you get injured in a public place, like a…

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What to Do if You've Been Attacked or Bitten by a Dog

What to Do if You’ve Been Attacked or Bitten by a Dog

Australians are a pet-loving community, and you would least expect a household family dog to attack someone. However, it’s not uncommon to hear about dog attack incidents flashed on the news, with victims ranging from young children to the elderly. If you or someone in your family has been attacked or bitten by a dog…

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What Are Your Rights if You’re Injured While at the Supermarket or Shopping Centre?

When you and your loved ones step out of the house every day you expect them to return safely. You have the right to be safe in public places, be it a shopping centre, nightclub or even the gym. However, no matter how careful you are, mishaps can happen to anyone, with little forewarning. Public…

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Have You Ever Been Injured in Your Rental Property?

With rising property prices it’s no surprise that more and more people are opting for rented accommodation. But what happens if as the tenant, you’re injured by fire because of a faulty smoke alarm or if your child is hurt because of a damaged pool fence or you slip and fall in the mould-covered outdoor…

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Injuries at the Gym – Are you Entitled to Compensation?

Headlines were made in late March this year when it was revealed Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies is suing a Melbourne gym after he suffered a serious injury while training there. The famous drummer seriously injured his shoulder after his trainer allegedly insisted he lift a weight which he claimed was too heavy. The injury has…

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Injury Compensation Time Limits You Should Be Aware Of

Compensation law covers a wide range of personal injury matters. When a person suffers physically or psychologically, or dies due to someone else’s negligent actions, a compensation claim can be made. Personal injuries are many and varied, occurring under different circumstances, with the law categorising personal injuries accordingly. For example, vehicle accidents and workplace injuries…

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I’ve Been Injured in a Taxi

Recent New Year’s celebrations would have seen many party-goers opt for a taxi, unfortunately, taxi drivers in Australia often suffer a bad reputation among passengers and even other drivers. While many taxi drivers offer a valued service and see passengers from one place to another without a problem, there are those drivers whose erratic driving,…

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Have You Been Injured on Public Transport

With a rising population and roads that can barely keep up, driving to and from work every day can be a nightmare on the busy roads in New South Wales. Traffic, combined with high petrol prices, increasing tolls and the cost of parking has lead many people to rely on public transport for their daily…

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Things You Should Do After a Shopping Centre Accident

7 Things You Should Do After A Shopping Centre Accident

A trip to the local shopping centre is a day-to-day activity for most Australians. For some people, shopping is akin to a sport, for others, it’s a necessary evil. Whether you love shopping or hate it, the shopping centre continues to draw a crowd with more than shopping on offer. Shopping centres are home to…

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Public Liability

Do I Have a Public Liability Case?

  We’ve all heard the proverb ‘accidents will happen’. It’s a consoling phrase when a mistake has been made, but when an accident causes serious injury and hardship the sentiment is not so comforting. It can be even more distressing if the ‘accident’ occurs as a direct result of someone else’s action, negligence or the…

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Injured On Private Property? Public Liability Insurance May be the Answer

When you shop at a store or visit your doctor’s office, you expect the premises to be safe. If it isn’t and you’re injured, you should be compensated. The same is true when you go to a friend’s house. You assume that the place is safe and that you will not be hurt. No one…

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Dog Bite At Friend’s Barbeque Results In Substantial Payout To Victim

Recently Simon Meigan, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, concluded a claim on behalf of a client who had been attacked by a dog at a friend’s barbeque. The owners of the dog had invited several friends to a backyard barbeque. During the barbeque the owner invited his friends to have their photo taken with the dog. At one…

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