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Claim For Injury Sustained At A Theme Park

A 41 year old Texan in the United States who was visiting a Theme Park, was caught on video sliding off the side of a large waterslide as he rounded a bend in the ride, and falling to the rocky cliffs below, breaking his arm, leg and multiple ribs. He was indeed lucky to be alive. The video went viral and became internationally newsworthy, because the video encapsulated the very thing we all fear most when entering any ride at an amusement park…

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Harassed Tricare Worker Received $436,000 Compensation

Robyn Eaton was engaged as an administration assistant for nursing home giant, TriCare. She brought a claim against TriCare for psychiatric injury she sustained as a result of being placed under unreasonable workloads and stress due to lack of proper management in her work duties, and bullying and harassment she experienced on a regular basis at the hands of her supervisor and manager in the course of her work with the TriCare organisation…

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Injured At Work? Make A Worker’s Injury Claim

If you are injured in the course of your work, then you are entitled to claim workers’ compensation benefits. The Personal Injury Lawyers In Brisbane and the Gold Coast can help unlock these benefits which include funding medical treatment and rehabilitation costs and paying wages lost due to the workplace injury.

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Accident Victim Awarded $448,000 Despite Cannabis Abuse

In the case of Schneider v Smith & RACQ Insurance [2016] QSC 047, the Court was faced with determining the impact of accident injuries on the Plaintiff’s pre-accident lifestyle and employment against a strenuous argument by the Defendants that the Plaintiff’s cannabis abuse was a main cause of any claimed psychiatric condition and loss of earning capacity, and his general “surfer” attitude should reduce any economic loss award…

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Injured By Co-Worker’s Negligence When Peeling Orange

Would you consider that peeling an orange in a lunch break could give rise to a foreseeable risk of injury? Well their Honours, Justices Gotterson, Applegarth and Holmes found this to be the case when handing down their decision in the case of Joshua Boon Summs of Qld Pty Ltd [2016] QSC 38.  

Their Honours overturned the decision of the trial judge at first instance who had dismissed the Plaintiff’s claim, to find for the Plaintiff/Appellant and award him increased damages of around $215,000…

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The Importance Of Reporting Workplace Injuries

The decision of Sinclair v Sunshine Coast Independent Living Service Inc [2016] QSC 63 reinforces how important it is for an injured worker to make a formal report of their work injury to the employer and to their doctor, as soon as possible after their work accident occurs.The Plaintiff claims a back injury at work pulling a wheelchair bound resident over a step and door lip…

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