Head Injuries

May 31 2023

Unveiling The Truth: Who Bears Responsibility For Head Injuries In Professional Sports?

In the realm of professional sports, where feats of athleticism captivate audiences worldwide, a dark undercurrent of head injuries and their consequences has emerged. Recent developments, such as the Senate Inquiry into Concussion and Repeated Head Trauma in Contact Sports and class action lawsuits against major sports organisations, have thrust this issue into the spotlight. The question now looms: who should be held accountable for the compensation of these injured athletes? Evolve Legal Personal Injury Lawyers takes you on a gripping journey through the intricacies of the Australian legal system, examining the complexities of voluntary assumption of risk, the exclusion of professional athletes from workers’ compensation, and the potential role of private insurances. Brace yourself as we uncover the potential paths to justice and delve into the realm of negligence claims. Join us as we unravel the hidden truths surrounding head injuries in professional sports and seek to secure the rightful compensation for those affected. [...]


Apr 19 2023

Negligence In Failing To Evict Drunk Patrons: A Court Ruling And Its Implications

In December 2017, Clinton Chadwick was assaulted by a drunk patron at a restaurant and bar called Bucket List Bondi. Chadwick filed a negligence claim against the venue operator and security company, alleging they breached their duty of care by failing to control or evict the intoxicated person. The Court found in favour of Chadwick, stating that the defendants breached their duty of care. However, a 20% reduction in damages was given due to Chadwick's contributory negligence. This case highlights the duty of care owed by venue operators and security guards to patrons, which extends beyond the duty owed by an occupier to a lawful entrant. The ruling also provides an example of how Courts may assess economic loss when a plaintiff's primary income is from social media influence. [...]

Claim Farming

Feb 23 2023

Have you heard of Claim Farming? A Company Has Recently Been Fined a Staggering 1 Million Dollars for 94 Claim Farming offenses

Have you heard of Claim Farming? or have you been a victim of Claim Farming? Evolve Legal was pleased to hear about the successful prosecution of a company found accountable for the insidious practice. As a result, the organisation was fined 1 million dollars in hope that the financial incentives for other organisations who engage in such behaviour will be eliminated. [...]

Motor Accident CTP Insurance claims

Jan 19 2023

Motor Accident Insurance Commission Quarterly Report (Jul-Sep 2022) Findings. How will this affect CTP insurance claims?

Queensland's road toll in 2022 was the highest in more than a decade, with 299 lives lost. Last year, the state's road toll was the highest since 2009, including 70 motorcyclists, 29 pedestrians and 12 people who died in floodwaters. That toll is also higher than road tolls in New South Wales and Victoria. [...]

workplace injury

Dec 09 2022

When speed is the priority over safety, and enforcement of manual handling training is non-existent, liability for employers will follow

On 22 November 2022, the District Court of Queensland held that Aldi was liable to its employee who sustained a back injury while lifting cartons of tinned tomatoes. The worker was awarded $157,767.71 compensation for her back injury. [...]

Historical Childhood Sexual Abuse

Oct 26 2021

Blurred lines are now more clear: Private school liable for Historical Childhood Sexual Abuse

In October 2021, the Supreme Court of Victoria awarded a landmark $2.7 million in damages to a private school victim of childhood sexual abuse.  This is the highest amount of damages awarded for an institutional abuse case so far in Victoria.   [...]

National Child Protection

Sep 08 2021

National Child Protection Week

National Child Protection Week runs from 5 to 11 September 2021. It serves to remind us of the importance of preventing child abuse and neglect. The theme for 2021’s NCP Week is  “Every child, in every community, needs a fair go”. [...]

personal injury claim

Aug 05 2021

Your personal injury claim does the taxpayer a favour

By exercising legitimate rights to bring a claim, the injured person is doing the government (and ultimately the taxpayers) a favour. They are enabling money to be tipped back into the coffers of the government. [...]