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Whiplash injury $1.3 million payout

Have you been injured in an accident? Are you considering seeking whiplash compensation? Get a better understanding of your situation by familiarising yourself with this whiplash injury compensation case study.

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Extra compensation for injured workers

If you were injured during the period 15 October 2013 and 30 January 2015, and you did not achieve a 6% Degree of Permanent Impairment (DPI) for your work injury (either for psychiatric injury or physical injuries), but you did receive a DPI of over 0%, then you may very well be entitled to additional lump sum compensation over and above the usual lump sum payment… 

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Surveillance & Facebook reduced a worker’s compensation payout

Her Honour Justice Atkinson handed down a decision in the Supreme Court at Brisbane in the matter of Melanie Digby v The Compass Institute Inc & State of Queensland [2015] QSC 308.  In this case, the Court found for the Plaintiff, Ms Digby, a Disability Carer, who had sustained injuries to her right arm and shoulder whilst trying to catch a disabled youth from falling when startled by a police car siren and lights operated during a police presentation…

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Compensation to victims in a no-fault injury insurance scheme

The Queensland Government introduced a no fault National Injury Insurance Scheme for those catastrophically injured in motor vehicle accidents in Queensland. The idea of the scheme is to provide some assistance to those seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents in Queensland, no matter whether the accident is through their own fault or through no fault of their own…

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What will your compensation lawyers do with your case?

A lot of people believe that hiring a lawyer will mean that their case will proceed to a court trial. But this is actually unlikely to be the case. Though there are no guarantees, most cases are settled out of court which saves you the stress and high cost of a trial. Remember, settling matters rather than going down the path of a trial saves the insurer the high cost of trial as well, so really, settling claims is usually the preferred option for all concerned…

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How a lawyer can help in a motor vehicle accident case

A lot of work, knowledge and experience is required when negotiating an insurance settlement and running a motor vehicle accident lawsuit. After you have been in a car accident, taking the time to do the time-consuming work involved in such a case and working your way through the legislation and procedures that applies to bringing such a claim is the last thing you should need to do, given that you’re also trying to deal and cope with your injuries…

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What is a fraudulent injury compensation claim?

It is very important to include all relevant information in relation to an accident when you are lodging your claim for personal injury compensation. Although you should report all of your injuries and symptoms to the insurer, you should be careful not to overstate or grossly exaggerate your injuries and the restrictions they cause you, in order to avoid the legal consequences of fraud…

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How to determine who’s at fault in personal injury cases

The most important thing in personal injury lawsuits and insurance claim settlements is determining who is at fault. Determining this is crucial because once it is established, the party who is at fault is responsible for paying damages to the injured party, either through settlement negotiation or court order…

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