Slip & Fall Accident Claim Reduced For Failing To Take Care

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The Plaintiff, Ms Windley, had been bowling for 40 years when she attended a “glow in the dark” bowling night at Gladstone Ten Pin Bowling. She had attended such events previously but not at this establishment. As Ms Windley was about to throw the ball down the lane, she stepped forward and her foot went past the foul line in the dark, onto the oiled surface of the alley, and she slipped and fell, fracturing her femur…

Brisbane’s Car Crash Hotspots

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Car accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere. If you need advice following a motor vehicle or car accident, we can provide a free claim assessment. Get in touch today.

Santa Claus’s Failed Compensation Claim

In December 2007, a Victorian Shopping center hired an employee, one Mr. Bainbridge to play Santa Claus. At the end of each shift, a security guard would escort Santa back from his ‘North Pole’ grotto, and the naughty (or nice) children and parents, to the shopping center’s office to change…

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…

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…

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…

Am I Liable For Injury On My Property?

You may be held liable for injury sustained by a person on your property, so it is well worth taking out insurance. Click the link to read more on how to cover yourself. Need help? You’re welcome to contact us with any questions.

Is A Worker’s Compensation Claim At An Employer’s Expense?

A lot of workers are concerned that when they make a claim for workers’ compensation or Common Law Damages for a work injury, their employer will have to pay for their claim.

This is actually not the case, but we explain fully why, what self inurers are, and more in the link below…

Workplace Accident & Injury Compensation In Queensland

There are jobs that are simply dangerous by nature, so in this situation it is important to ensure the safety of the workplace as well its workers.  There are other jobs that aren’t dangerous in nature, and this is where employers need to take into consideration the overall health and wellbeing of employees…