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Common law claims vs the National Redress Scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse

Common law claims vs the National Redress Scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse

There are two compensation options available to survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Australia. They are the National Redress Scheme (‘NRS’) and a civil common law claim. The compensation payable under each option varies significantly. Learn more detail about each option.
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QIRC denies worker’s compensation death benefits to dependants of deceased worker

QIRC denies worker’s compensation death benefits to dependants of deceased worker

An October 2023 decision of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission highlights the important things to be considered when dependants of a deceased worker are considering applying for worker’s compensation dependency benefits. Ultimately, in this case, the surviving family members were unsuccessful in their claim for death benefits.
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Medical negligence claims – was it negligent treatment?

Medical negligence claims – was it negligent treatment?

If you’ve suffered an injury during or after medical treatment, you may want to consider your options to seek compensation. However, it’s important to understand the difference between negligence and a mistake or an unexpected result.
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How to claim workers compensation in Queensland

How to claim workers compensation in Queensland

It is important to know the “dos and don’ts” when making a worker's compensation claim after a workplace accident or incident. People tend to believe claiming compensation for workplace injuries is an easy process, however, there are strict time restrictions you have to comply with when commencing a claim.
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Medical negligence claims for misdiagnosis

Medical negligence claims for misdiagnosis

There is a range of scenarios that could give rise to you having a right to bring a medical negligence claim. A common question we are asked is, “Can I sue a hospital or doctor for wrong diagnosis?”
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AAT decides Australia Post must pay workers compensation to bullied employee

AAT decides Australia Post must pay worker's compensation to bullied employee

In the Comcare worker’s compensation case of Yawari and Australia Postal Corporation, the worker applied to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal because her employer, Australia Post, refused her application for worker's compensation for mental injury, which she claimed was due to bullying. She won!
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Comcare worker’s compensation claim for psychological injury rejected

Comcare worker’s compensation claim for psychological injury rejected

In October 2023, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal determined that a worker’s psychological injury was not caused by work, as she claimed. This decision confirmed the employer’s decision to reject her application for compensation under the Comcare scheme.
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Detailed case preparation sees injured worker awarded nearly $1,000,000 compensation

Detailed case preparation sees injured worker awarded nearly $1,000,000 compensation

Case review: Judge awards injured worker common law damages in the amount of $825,000. This was in addition to his statutory compensation from Workcover Queensland of $95,000. In total, the injured worker was awarded just shy of 1 million dollars in damages due to his employer’s negligence.
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How to make a motor vehicle accident claim in Queensland?

How to make a motor vehicle accident claim in Queensland?

Many people think claiming compensation for MVA injuries is an easy process, however, it can leave you exposed to insurance companies who have plenty of experience in defending compensation claims. It’s important to understand that an insurance company’s interests are not necessarily the same as yours.
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