Fatal claims: I have lost a loved one due to an accident. Where to from here?

When a person dies as a consequence of a motor vehicle accident, assault, medical negligence, accident in a public place, work-related event or latent onset of an injury, ‘fatal claims’ (aka ‘death dependency claims’) can be made by their family or dependents. The legislation surrounding fatal claims Part 10 Civil Proceedings Act 2011 (Qld) and section 66 Succession […]

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What are the pre-court personal injury deadlines in Queensland? And how can I make sure that I don’t lose my right to make a claim?

As explored in our previous post, How long do I have to decide whether I want to make a personal injury claim?, the Limitations of Actions Act 1974 provides that any claim for damages for personal injury must be brought within 3 years from the time the cause of action arose. In cases where the […]

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Are personal injury claims limited to jobs where you are carrying out manual labour?

Many personal injury claims arise from workplace accidents while carrying out manual labour, but lots of accidents also occur in office buildings too. Consider the situation where you are walking through your office and you trip over some electrical cords that have not been tucked away properly. As a result, you fall and break your […]

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I was riding my bicycle on the road and was hit by a car. I cannot return to work. What can I do?

Bicycles and Motor Vehicles have had to get use to sharing the roads since the rising trend of using bicycles as a method of transport and recreation. In fact, the popularity has grown so much recently that quirky names such as “MAMIL” (“middle aged mad in lycra”) have been developed to refer to people who cycle. […]

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“I suffered an injury at work, but I am scared to put in a claim because I think my boss will fire me. What do I do?”

Being injured at work is always a difficult situation. A lack of understanding of the process may affect the response your employer has towards you when you exercise your right to lodge a statutory benefits claim. Communicate with your employer your intentions to lodge a claim as this will ease tension between all parties. We […]

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