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Worker’s Injury Claim Caused By Defective Equipment Wins $638,000

Darren Verney suffered a back injury in the course of his employment with the Defendant, whilst engaged in the construction of an accommodation village for the Coppabella open cut coal mine west of Mackay. Mr Verney was transporting blue metal in a wheelbarrow when the wheelbarrow suddenly turned over, causing the Mr Verney to lose balance and tumble down an embankment…

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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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How Do Contractors Claim Compensation For Work Injury?

Even though you may be termed an independent contractor, contractor or sub-contractor by the party engaging your services when your work injury occurred, it may very well be that you have the right to claim Workers’ Compensation, Statutory Lump Sum Compensation or Common Law Damages, or all of these payments, as a “worker” under workers’ compensation legislation…

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How To Pursue A Work Injury Compensation Claim?

There are two very different types of claims that can be made when a worker suffers injury in the course of their work in Queensland. The first is a claim for statutory benefits (or workers’ compensation benefits), more commonly known as a workers’ compensation claim or WorkCover claim. The second type of claim is called a Common Law Claim for Damages…

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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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