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Bloody WorkCover Claim!

What happens if you are injured at work and then develop a post-accident infection? The Courts have generally held that as long as the infection was attributable to the original injury, the worker’s right to compensation will not be affected. This is whether or not the infection was i

11 Days of Workplace Bullying – Psychiatric Injury

Gabrielle Keegan was employed as an assistant manager at the clothing store Sussan. Following maternity leave, she returned to work but with a new immediate supervisor. Over the next 11 working days, the supervisor criticised her about the previous state of the store, not signing up c

Partner of deceased compensated $280,686.70

On 4 April 2014, the Queensland Court of Appeal awarded Shane Perry $280,686.70 in compensation as a result of a “loss of dependency claim”. Sadly, Deborah Hannan lost her life as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The Court found that Deborah and Shane were defacto partners. In co

But it was her fault!

A recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal (O’Neill v Liddle 10/8/2012) confirmed that a driver’s breach of the road rules is not necessarily conclusive that they are 100% liable for the other driver’s injury. O’Neill was driving in an easterly direction as she approached an interse

Wow, WorkCover Offered Me Money!!

Injured workers beware. This is not always as good as it seems. Offers of lump sum compensation by WorkCover at the completion of your statutory benefits claim are often a lot less than a possible award for damages for your injury as a result of the employer’s negligence. The catch is

Injured Workers’ Rights Abolished

The Queensland Government has recently made changes to the Workers’ Compensation legislation. In relation to work related injuries suffered on or after 15 October 2013, workers can no longer sue for common law damages if their degree of permanent impairment is assessed at 5% or less.

Do you suffer from Mental Health Issues as a result of personal injury?

Injuries and Mental Health Unfortunately, many of our injured clients often suffer damage to their psychological wellbeing. At MMLaw we feel very strongly about supporting our clients through the claims process and never think twice about providing an “ear to listen”. We also encourag

Injured – Sand dunes Fraser Island

The State Government was found liable for insufficiently warning of dangers (Kelly v State of Qld [2013] QSC 106) Evan Kelly was a 22 year old Irish tourist who was seriously injured after running down a sand dune, losing his footing and landing head first into shallow water at Lake W

Changes to Workers’ Rights

As at 1 July 2013, the definition of “worker” was amended in the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld). The changes align with the Australian Taxation Office’s definition of “worker” and accordingly fewer people will now be covered.  Importantly, the changes may affe

Worker Compensation

As at 1 July 2013, the definition of “worker” was amended in the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003  (Qld). The changes align with the Australian Taxation Office’s definition of “worker” and accordingly fewer people will now be covered.  Importantly, the changes may aff