My husband was the main income provider for my family but he was killed in a workplace accident; can you please explain ‘death dependency claims’?

Legislation is in place to help protect the interests of those who lose a person on whom they were financially dependent. If you were financially dependent on your spouse, and he died at work as a result of a workplace injury, then you may be eligible for a dependency lump sum compensation payout. These types of claims, […]

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I’ve just been involved in a motor vehicle accident – what should I keep a record of?

Being in involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a terrifying and stressful experience. If you are able and can safely do so, recording as much information about how the accident occurred and its consequences, will be beneficial long term. Records to keep after a motor vehicle accident… Consider the following: Photograph and/or video record […]

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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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Should I consider representing myself or consulting with a compensation lawyer?

Self-representation is always an option through personal injury claims. Engaging a Compensation Lawyer can be costly, and you need to take that into account when you are considering which option is best for you. Most of the time, a compensation lawyer will offer you a free initial consultation. This is definitely something you should take advantage of because: (a) the […]

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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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