The Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Brisbane truck driver awarded $1,052,000 damages

Mr Kean Austin, represented by The Personal Injury Lawyers (formerly McCowans Lawyers), was awarded damages of $1,052,170.50 in the Brisbane Supreme Court.Matters in issue at the trial, other than the quantum of the Plaintiff’s claim, were liability, contributory negligence and causation…

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A fatal work injury claim can be made by family or dependants

When a person has died as a result of a work related event or latent onset injury, a claim can be made by their family, or by a person defined as a ‘dependant’ under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003. We understand it can be a difficult time for family members after losing someone in a workplace accident but this is exactly the time when you need expertise to help you…

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Normal weekly wages while on workers’ compensation

Normal weekly earnings (NWE) are your weekly earnings from continuous or intermittent employment during the 12 months prior to your injury. If you haven’t been employed for 12 months, then the earnings for the period you have been employed will be used to calculate your NWE…

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Gold Coast woman awarded $9.5 million in damages

Susan Delaney, a woman who suffered serious injuries, including a brain injury, as a result of a high speed motorcycle chase on the Gold Coast, has received $9.5 million in damages from the CTP Insurer in Queensland, AAMI. An interesting chase considering the client was being chased by the police…

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5% threshold and work injury claims

Workers thought that they could breathe a little easier after the Queensland State Government handed down a decision in mid 2013 that it was going to retain the Queensland workers’ compensation system in relation to workers’ rights to pursue common law damages for work injuries…

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Employer’s obligations when working with ageing workforce

Workcover Queensland has recognised the workplace health and safety issues arising as a consequence of the increased retirement age in Australia in more recent times. The following article has been issued by WorkCover Queensland advising employers what they should be aware of when engaging the skills of more mature workers…

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