Institutional Sexual Abuse

NSW Supreme Court Grants 1.33 Million Dollars to Institutional Sexual Abuse Survivor


After nearly four decades of experiencing Institutional Sexual Abuse, a victim has been granted approximately $1.33 million in compensation. The plaintiff endured a series of physical abuses spanning over two years at the hands of a teacher at the school they attended. In this article, our personal injury lawyers shed light on the case, outlining the court's findings and the awarded compensation. Furthermore, they also explain the importance of obtaining professional legal advice for cases involving Institutional Sexual Abuse. Read More.

Institutional Abuse

Seeking Justice for Victims: Addressing Institutional Abuse of Minors in Queensland


In Australia, many people who were once in the care of institutions face the lingering effects of institutional abuse. Whether in detention centres, schools, or religious organisations, minors have suffered lasting harm. This article explores the issue of institutional abuse, highlighting the need for acknowledgment and accountability for historical institutional abuse, the avenues such as the National Redress Scheme and the importance of comprehensive support systems. Read More.

Motor Vehicle Accident

What Constitutes ‘Proper Search And Inquiry” After a Motor Vehicle Accident?


Navigating the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident is often a daunting journey, one where critical decision can shape the course of your recovery and financial stability. In our comprehensive article, crafted by the dedicated experts at Ramsden Lawyers Personal Injury team, we unravel the intricacies of safeguarding your right to compensation. From the pivotal moments at the accident scene to the vital steps to protect your rights, we provide invaluable insights and actionable advice. Discover why documenting details, seeking medical attention, and reporting the incident promptly are crucial. Our team specialises in guiding you through this complex process, ensuring you're well-prepared to secure the compensation you rightfully deserve. Don't leave your claim to chance; empower yourself with knowledge and take control of your future today. Read More.

Road Safety

Navigating Safely: Road Safety Beyond the Festive Season


This article delves into the misconceptions and realities of road safety, particularly during the festive season. Despite popular belief, research reveals that the primary causes of road accidents - excessive speed, alcohol impairment, and driver fatigue - remain constant throughout the year, not just during holidays. Evolve Legal’s Personal Injury Law team emphasises the importance of year-round vigilance on Australian roads. Our study, supported by data from the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (BITRE), underscores the need to apply road safety strategies continuously. While the holiday season may heighten awareness, it's crucial to recognise that road safety is a daily commitment. By fostering a strong understanding of road risks and advocating for responsible driving practices, we aim to contribute to safer roads for all, regardless of the season. Read More.

Public Liability Claims

A Simple Guide To Public Liability Claims


In today's bustling environment, accidents can strike anywhere – from shopping centres to streets. When such misfortunes befall, public liability claims are a pathway to justice for the aggrieved. The landscape of these claims, governed by the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002, can be intricate. But what's clear is the importance of timely action and legal expertise. At Evolve Legal, led by Senior Associate Janet Clark, real-life cases exemplify their dedication to justice. As advocates for those injured, we emphasise the significance of acting swiftly and seeking professional guidance for rightful compensation. Read More.

Work-Related Incident Claims

Understanding Work-Related Incident Claims: A Simple Guide


Understanding work-related incidents and subsequent claims can be complex, especially amidst the pain and disruption such incidents bring. These incidents can adversely affect an individual's health, livelihood, and day-to-day activities. However, knowing one's rights and the associated legalities is crucial. Evolve Legal's Core PI division specialises in supporting survivors of work-related incidents in Queensland. From highlighting the importance of timely claim lodgings to dissecting the nuances of various injury claims, they offer a comprehensive guide to navigate this labyrinth. This article provides a detailed insight into the phases of claims, focusing on both statutory and common law perspectives. Furthermore, it underscores the significance of proper injury assessment and the evolving challenges in psychological claims. With expertise in the field, Evolve Legal's team acts as a beacon, ensuring victims' rights are recognised and they get the compensation they deserve. Read More.

car accident

Understanding Motor Vehicle Claims: A Simple Guide


Understanding the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident goes beyond the immediate impact; it delves into legalities, rights, and claims. This article offers victims invaluable insights into the legal landscape of claims, emphasising personal injury caused by such incidents. Authored by Evolve Legal's Senior Associate, Janet Clark, the guide outlines the nuances of the claims process in Queensland, including crucial time frames and complexities surrounding unidentified vehicles. With cases of delayed injury symptoms becoming more frequent, the guide also underscores the importance of timely medical consultations. Partner with Evolve Legal for adept guidance and representation in your motor vehicle claims journey. Read More.


Employer Found Liable For Assault By Supervisor On Employee


The case of Mason v State of Queensland [2023] QDC 80 sheds light on the profound impact of workplace violence and the legal responsibilities employers hold. Justin Mason, a corrections officer, suffered a physical assault by his supervisor that triggered a chain of psychological torment and workplace harassment. The court's ruling held the employer vicariously liable for the assault and negligent in providing adequate support. This decision sends a clear message to employers about the importance of prioritising employee safety and well-being. The Mason case serves as a wake-up call for organisations to proactively prevent violence, create inclusive environments, and swiftly address incidents. It highlights the need for robust policies, comprehensive training, and a commitment to fostering a culture of respect and support. Read More.

Head Injuries

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. Read More.


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. Read More.