So you’ve been injured at work. What happens next?

In Queensland each year, on average, 90,000 – 95,000 new statutory claims are lodged with WorkCover Queensland. The law of averages would indicate that a worker in Queensland is likely to face the situation of injury at least once in their working life. That being that case, let’s have a look at what is involved. … Read more So you’ve been injured at work. What happens next?

Suffered serious injuries in an accident? Early intervention from your lawyer can make a huge difference to your prospects of recovery.

I have been reminded recently of the crucial role that an experienced personal injury lawyer can play in facilitating the smooth recovery and delivery of rehabilitation to a person seriously injured in an accident. It is, however, crucial that there be early intervention from a lawyer on an injured person’s behalf to make sure that … Read more Suffered serious injuries in an accident? Early intervention from your lawyer can make a huge difference to your prospects of recovery.

Yep, skiing is a dangerous recreational activity!

In the case of Castle v Perisher Blue Pty Ltd[1], Justice Cavanagh of the New South Wales Supreme Court was tasked with determining whether the statutory defence under section 5(L) of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) concerning ‘dangerous recreational activity’ applied to snow skiing. The facts giving rise to the case involved a collision … Read more Yep, skiing is a dangerous recreational activity!

An unreasonable management action?

Recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Queensland have highlighted systemic failings on the part of Queensland’s Statutory Bodies, and particularly Queensland Health bodies, in respect of the processes they have adopted in suspending employees whilst they conduct workplace incident investigations. The Supreme Court of Queensland in Walters v Hanson & Ors [2020] QSC216, examined … Read more An unreasonable management action?

Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19 – an update

Back in March 2020 following the nationwide lockdowns that saw businesses close across the nation at the request of the Government, I investigated the potential for coverage for business losses under common business interruption insurance policies in the marketplace. Please find below a link to the article that I wrote in March 2020 concerning the … Read more Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19 – an update

CTP Scheme (Motor Vehicle Accidents) – a current snap shot

The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (QLD) recently released a ‘CTP Scheme Insights Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2020’ report detailing important performance statistics of the CTP Scheme in the first quarter of 2020. The interesting takeaways are as follows: When measured as a percentage of average weekly earnings, Queensland has the most affordable CTP premiums in Australia; The … Read more CTP Scheme (Motor Vehicle Accidents) – a current snap shot

Understanding the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (“NDIS”) is a Government funded scheme providing support to eligible persons with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability.  The purpose of the scheme is to provide a unified national approach to improving the lives of people with disability, their families and carers, and to provide leadership for a community-wide … Read more Understanding the NDIS