April 24, 2019

Frequently asked questions on injury claims:

What does “no win no fee” mean?

It means the lawyer / law firm will not charge you for their fees until the successful outcome is reached.  Things to look out for – are outlays also covered by this promise?  What about if you...

June 13, 2018

Scary part:

Now!  Important time limits apply!

Some people may be aware they have 3 years to make a claim so there is no rush, but this is not the case for all claims.  For example, a person injured by a vehicle that is unidentified has only 9 months to serve a complying...

May 28, 2018

Personal injury cases in Queensland (Gold Coast & Brisbane included) are subject to rules depending on their type.  People can be injured at work, in a motor accident or away from home (eg in a shopping centre).  We will look at each type of claim to answer the questio...

May 16, 2018

There seems to be a new injury law firm popping up every week on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, each claiming to service the other area.

Many Brisbane firms now offer home visits on the Gold Coast, or to see you at a local visited office.  NSW and Victorian firms are doin...

May 15, 2018

Pocock v Citi-Steel Pty Ltd [2018] QDC 81

Link - https://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2018/QDC18-081.pdf

Facts

Pocock was in his first year of working for a company as a driver / small crane operator.  He almost exclusively worked for the defendant via a labour contrac...

April 3, 2018

Background

Consumers (people and businesses) purchase insurance to protect against risk.

An insurance product is a contract.

It says:

-          Consumer owns asset (self, house, car etc);

-          Consumer will be paid a certain su...

March 2, 2018

A recent Supreme Court decision of McDermott v. Manley & Anor [2018] QSC 35 has added to the understanding of how and when a CTP insurer can claim rehab costs they have funded be taken into account when calculating damages.

Background

When liability is admitted in part o...

February 7, 2018

Whiplash injury

Complaints of neck injury from sudden stopping events pre-dates the motor vehicle and started with railroad / train incidents.  The first terminology for the neck injury / pain complaint was “railway spine”.

The common cause in modern times is the rear en...

February 1, 2018

Let’s unpack some commonly used words by injury lawyers.

No win no fee

Usually, this means the law firm will not charge you for their professional fees if your claim is unsuccessful.  However, if you lose in Court after a trial, or simply wish to walk away from Court act...

January 30, 2018

The situation

You enjoyed a close and loving relationship with a fully functioning and stable partner.  Then your partner suffered injuries in an accident and has a long recovery ahead.  Your partner will be left with chronic pain and disability and will lose much of th...

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