employers responsibility

Apr 19 2021

Lack of Employers Responsibility in Money Saving Machinery Modification Costs the Life of a Worker.

In a recent finding of Coroners Court of Qld, the Coroner was critical of BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)’s attempt to reduce costs by modifying its plant and equipment. The modification of the machinery was done to reduce downtime and costs associated with maintenance [...]

Lying to WorkCover

Mar 16 2021

It Never Pays To Lie To WorkCover or Your Doctors...

It is important to be aware of the WorkCover fraud provisions under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 QLD. The best protection against a fraud is to be full and frank with the insurer and your doctors and keeping the insurer informed of any work-related activities being performed (whether paid or unpaid).  [...]

Personal Injury on a Visa

Feb 12 2021

I am in Australia on a Visa - Can I make a Personal Injury Claim?

In Australia, we have a long and proud history of providing legal remedies and access justice where people are injured because someone else was negligent. This means that, generally speaking, you are entitled to compensation regardless of your immigration status. This may include items such as your out-of-pocket expenses, lost income, medical expenses, and rehabilitation costs. [...]

QLD Workers Compensation Scheme

Jul 21 2020

Why Queensland Workers are let down by the QLD Workers Compensation Scheme

Under the current Queensland workers compensation system, the onus is on the injured worker to prove that the incident happened. The reason that the Queensland workers compensation system lets down victims of sexual harassment or bullying is that the very design of the system enables the bully or harasser to use their power to avoid a claim.  [...]

Personal Injury Law

Jun 22 2020

Why Story Telling is Important in Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury law is complex. There are multiple pieces of legislation that apply. There are complex examples of case law that must be understood, applied or distinguished in order to be successful. But being a technically good lawyer will only advance a client so far. To maximise the effectiveness of the client’s case, a lawyer must do more than provide a clinically accurate presentation of your matter. They must tell a story. [...]

Cycling Injury

May 19 2020

Have you been injured while riding your bike?

Cycling is a great way to get some fresh air, get fit and move around our community while causing less damage to the planet! But if a rider gets injured the results can be devastating. Not only is there damage to the bike, but there can be pain, the need for treatment and an adverse impact on the ability to work. [...]

Motorcycle rider in Queensland

Apr 14 2020

Motorcycle Insurance and Registration in Queensland

If you own a motorcycle that is used or is intended to be used on public roads in Australia, you are required to take out insurance against liability for the death or personal injury of others arising out of an accident. [...]

Qld workcover compensation payout

Mar 24 2020

Queensland WorkCover Compensation Payouts

If you are a Queensland employee and you are injured at work, you may be eligible to pursue a statutory claim and/or a common law claim. [...]

Nervous shock claims motor vehicle accidents

Mar 10 2020

Nervous Shock Claims & Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the Australian Road Deaths database, 1,203 people died on Australian roads as a result of motor vehicle accidents in 2018. These figures are increasing [...]

WorkCover Injured at work

Jan 20 2020

WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland is a government owned statutory body, providing workers’ compensation insurance to Queensland employers since 1997. It is mandatory for all Queensland employers to hold [...]