How does contributory negligence affect a public liability claim?
Published 19 Sep 2017
Contributory negligence can have an impact on the damages you receive from a public liability claim. But what is contributory negligence?
What is the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse?
Published 02 Jun 2017
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has hit the headlines frequently in recent years. But what is it?
What constitutes sexual assault in NSW?
Published 01 Jun 2017
Sexual assault is a serious crime, but some people may be confused about the legal definitions and terminology surrounding such incidents.
How do I know if I have TPD insurance?
Published 31 May 2017
TPD insurance can prove crucial for people who are unable to return to the workplace due to injury, but how do you know if you have a policy?
How dangerous is mesothelioma?
Published 30 May 2017
Mesothelioma is a serious disease that usually develops when people are exposed to asbestos either at work or in the environment.
What is the difference between slips, trips and falls?
Published 29 May 2017
Some of the most common public liability cases are due to slips, trips and falls, but what are the main differences between each type of incident?
What injuries and illnesses could result in a TPD for police officers?
Published 27 Mar 2017
Policing is one of the most hazardous professions, with officers regularly injured in the course of duty. But what injuries can result in TPDs.
What occupations pose the biggest risks for asbestos exposure?
Published 12 Mar 2017
Asbestos exposure can result in diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma, and some people could come into contact with the material while working.
Did your doctor fail to warn you of treatment risks?
Published 03 Mar 2017
Failure to warn a patient of treatment risks can result in medical negligence compensation if the individual then goes on to suffer serious injuries as a result.
What are the different types of public liability claim?
Published 27 Feb 2017
Public liability claims cover a wide range of circumstances where personal injuries have occurred. Let's take a closer look at the claims you could make.
Which religious organisations are being investigated for sexual assaults in Australia?
Published 01 Feb 2017
A number of religious organisations are under investigation around Australia. What does this mean for sexual assault cases?
How do different business sizes affect worker safety?
Published 25 Jan 2017
The size of the business people work for changes many things about their lives. How does it impact their safety on the job?
What types of insurance can I claim disability benefits from?
Published 08 Nov 2016
An injury precluding you from work can be a major obstacle to financial safety. A claim against a super or other policy could help.
What is the Civil Liability Act?
Published 01 Nov 2016
A compensation lawyer can help you make sense of the Civil Liability Act and the legal terms and jargon that go with it. Call an expert now.
I've been injured at home, what rights do I have as a tenant?
Published 25 Oct 2016
An injury while living as a tenant could mean that your landlord is liable. Talk to an expert in compensation law today to find out more.
Does asbestos occur naturally?
Published 18 Oct 2016
Asbestos is naturally occurring in Australia. However, it does not present the same health risks other sources can, unless disturbed by work.
Whose responsibility is it to maintain trees?
Published 11 Oct 2016
Australia is known around the world for its beautiful scenery and wide array of fauna. Yet, what many people do not know is that the county's flora can be a cause for serious injury.
What will the new health reforms mean for you?
Published 04 Oct 2016
Australians making TPD claims and suffering with a chronic illness or disability will be able to access better medicine in the near future.
Duty of care and concussions in children's sports
Published 27 Sep 2016
Sport is a major part of the Australian collective psyche. However, it can present the risk of injury to participants, including children.
Pokemon Go-related injuries
Published 15 Sep 2016
Pokemon Go has become a phenomenon over the last few months. But what does that mean for players' personal injury and public liability injury claims?
How long after the fact can I make a medical negligence claim?
Published 22 Aug 2016
People are entitled to good doctors, so medical practitioners have a duty of care towards their patients. Their careers centre around good medical practice, which is imperative in dealing with something as fragile as human health.
Settling a car accident injury claim - what you need to know
Published 15 Aug 2016
If you are unfortunately involved in a car accident, you may not know what steps are involved in receiving the accident compensation you are entitled to. Seeking the help of a compensation lawyer is one measure that you need to take. The sooner you are able to put the accident behind you and move on with your life, the better.
How do I know I have a medical malpractice case?
Published 08 Aug 2016
Understanding whether or not you have a valid medical negligence claim can often be a stumbling block for people who are looking to claim against medical malpractice.
What am I entitled to if I can't work due to injuries suffered in an accident?
Published 01 Aug 2016
If you have suffered an injury at work, or while making your commute to or from work, you're entitled to workers compensation. This may seem like stating the obvious, but there are members of the public who are completely unaware of what accident compensation they are entitled to if anything were to ever happen.
Is communication a factor in a medical negligence case?
Published 25 Jul 2016
When you go to a doctor, you expect a certain level of communication. This is essential if you are undergoing invasive treatment.
What kinds of public liability claims can I make?
Published 18 Jul 2016
Public liability claims are a common form of legal action that can help you achieve a better standard of living following an injury.
How can you spot asbestos?
Published 04 Jul 2016
Long-term asbestos exposure can result in a range of health problems. How can you ensure you spot it before it becomes a hazard?
What happens if the negligent driver from a car accident cannot be found?
Published 27 Jun 2016
When a car accident occurs, parties usually are aware of what has happened and stop. But what if you cannot identify the car that caused the accident?
What's the difference between friable and non-friable asbestos?
Published 30 May 2016
Asbestos is a highly dangerous substance and can lead to serious illness. Do you know what the difference is between friable and non-friable?
How can not wearing a seatbelt impact a claim motor vehicle accident claim?
Published 27 May 2016
When making a claim, if you are not wearing a seatbelt at the time of your accident, this could have a major impact on your claim.
Can I still make a claim if the company no longer exists?
Published 26 May 2016
With so many companies coming and going from the commercial world, is it possible to make a claim against them if they have deregistered?
What are the categories of damages used by the courts?
Published 20 May 2016
When a person seeks compensation through the courts, there are a number of different categories the courts use to ensure you attain justice.
What is informed consent in a medical negligence case?
Published 17 May 2016
Informed consent could be a key issue in your medical negligence case. Were you aware of the risks associated with your treatment?
What types of medical negligence can occur?
Published 16 May 2016
There are many different types of error that can occur when you receive medical attention. However, not all mistakes are considered negligence.
What steps should I take after injuring myself in a public place?
Published 07 Apr 2016
You may be entitled to compensation after injuring yourself in public places such as supermarkets or restaurants, but what should you do after the incident?
How quickly will I receive compensation for dust diseases?
Published 30 Mar 2016
Sadly, the life expectancy of people diagnosed with dust diseases can be short. However, systems are in place to expedite compensation claims.
What factors do the courts consider in medical negligence claims?
Published 21 Mar 2016
Medical negligence claims can be complex, so you should always contact the best compensation lawyers in NSW before proceeding with a claim.
Can I make compensation claims for boating injuries?
Published 16 Mar 2016
Boating is a popular activity in NSW, but what happens if you injure yourself while navigating the open waters? Can you make a claim?
How do I make a claim for whiplash?
Published 11 Mar 2016
Whiplash is among the most common injuries for which people claim compensation. Find out how to pursue a payout for your injuries.
How can dumped asbestos waste lead to a compensation claim?
Published 03 Mar 2016
A recent case in WA recalled an incident where a man illegally dumped asbestos waste. What dangers does this serve to the surrounding community?
What happens if I'm injured by a present I received?
Published 02 Mar 2016
Product injuries are more common than most people think. As such, what can you do if you are injured by a present you receive?
Can I claim compensation if I'm injured on a public bus?
Published 01 Mar 2016
Tens of thousands of people in NSW move around the state with public transport. What are your rights if you're injured on these commutes?
What does Talcosis mean for dust disease claims?
Published 18 Feb 2016
There are many dangers facing NSW's workforce. While some of them are obvious and easy to manage, such as working from heights or with dangerous machinery, others are subtle but often even more dangerous.
Which situations raise the risk of asbestos claims occurring?
Published 17 Feb 2016
By now, most Australians will be aware of the dangers associated with asbestos fibres and many of its common applications.
Which birth injuries can lead to medical negligence claims?
Published 16 Feb 2016
While many Australians use the services of trained medical professionals, the wide range of variables that impact the success operations and other procedures means things don't always go to plan.
What happens if there is an accident in a rental property?
Published 15 Feb 2016
While many Australians will see their home as a place of safety, there are a number of hazards that can cause unnecessary danger if left unchecked. According to Property Safe, 60 per cent of all preventable accidents which happen around the country take place in the home.
What does Farmer's Lung mean for dust disease claims?
Published 14 Feb 2016
A number of industries around Australia are subject to their own unique risks. The country's agricultural industry is no exception to this, as people working these roles run the risk of being injured or becoming ill in a number of different ways.
Am I eligible for lung cancer compensation?
Published 14 Jan 2016
Lung cancer is a deadly illness that can cause extreme pain and discomfort. Did you that you could be eligible for compensation if asbestos was involved?
Does a school count as a public space?
Published 08 Jan 2016
If you or your child is injured at a school, you could be eligible for compensation. Read on to find out what examples are covered.
Can food poisoning lead to a public liability claim?
Published 07 Jan 2016
If you have received food poisoning after eating at a restaurant in NSW, you could eligible to make a public liability case.
What information can assist your public liability claim?
Published 06 Jan 2016
To ensure that your public liability case has the best chance of successful, it is important to have key evidence on your side.
How can a public liability claim help my injured mother or father?
Published 22 Dec 2015
Elderly Australians are constantly a risk from injuries in public if land owners don't keep their premises safe. Can they make a claim?
What should I know about nursing home negligence claims?
Published 18 Nov 2015
With more Australians living in retirement facilities, there is a greater scope for medical negligence. What can a negligence claim cover?
Who can I make a faulty workmanship claim against?
Published 11 Nov 2015
If you bring a tradesmen into your home, you expect a certain level of professionalism. However, what happens if you are injured by their actions?
Setting up your new Motor Vehicle Accident Claim
Published 04 Nov 2015
“So what happens after I sign my agreement?” is a common question asked by new clients injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident. This guide aims to explain the first steps in the process of your motor vehicle accident claim.
What is Bagassosis?
Published 28 Oct 2015
While cases of Bagassosis are rare in Australia, it is important to remember that it is possible to claim compensation from this dust-related disease.
Can I make a public liability claim for tripping over in a supermarket?
Published 14 Sep 2015
Public liability claims are designed to help people receive compensation for accidents that occur due to someone else's negligence.
What are the leading causes of car accidents?
Published 04 Sep 2015
Compensation is available for road users who are involved in accidents, but what behaviors are causing the most crashes on Australia's roads?
Can I make a medical negligence claim for plastic surgery gone wrong?
Published 01 Sep 2015
When done correctly, plastic surgery can have fantastic outcomes for patients. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy with the results.
What should I do immediately after a car crash?
Published 24 Aug 2015
A car accident is a distressing experience, but you can reduce the chances of complications arising by following recommended protocols.
Do I have to be in a public place to make a public liability claim?
Published 21 Aug 2015
Public liability claims can cover a broad range of circumstances, some of which may occur in your home. Click the article headline above to learn more.
What is the Dust Diseases Board?
Published 10 Aug 2015
People who develop illnesses due to their exposure to certain substances in the workplace could be entitled to compensation through the Dust Diseases Board.
What is a no-win, no-fee lawyer?
Published 24 Jul 2015
A no-win, no-fee lawyer is often the ideal choice if you're pursuing a lengthy compensation case. Here are our reasons why.
Who can be at fault for a medical negligence claim?
Published 20 Jul 2015
Do you think you're eligible to make a medical negligence claim? Read on to find out about the types of incident that could result in compensation.
What is silicosis?
Published 01 Jul 2015
Silicosis is a dust disease linked to the inhalation of crystalline silica. The illness is most common among stonecutters, miners and glass factory workers.
What is asbestosis?
Published 24 Jun 2015
Asbestosis is a condition that affects large numbers of Australians every year. However, many sufferers do not realise they have asbestosis until it is too late, or do not fully understand its symptoms.
What medical and rehabilitation expenses might I claim for?
Published 10 Jun 2015
If you are thinking of pursuing injury compensation, one of the areas you're likely to be interested in is the medical and rehabilitation expenses you could potentially claim for.
I think my GP has been negligent. Can I seek compensation?
Published 03 Jun 2015
Although the majority of general practitioners in Australia provide exceptional care, there are nevertheless some who fall short of the required standards. It might be that you have been referred for a procedure and all the necessary documentation hasn't been provided, or that your GP has misdiagnosed a condition. No matter what the circumstances, you are well within your rights to go in search of medical negligence compensation.
I am a taxi driver. Am I entitled to car accident compensation?
Published 27 May 2015
Taxi drivers are some of the most at-risk road users, not least because of the sheer amount of time they spend on the road. If you're in the profession, it's more than likely that you are put in harm's way more often than the average road user.
What types of injury compensation claim do Gerard Malouf & Partners cover?
Published 21 May 2015
Gerard Malouf & Partners is a personal injury law firm with decades of experience. Read on to learn more about the services we can provide.
I was involved in a hit and run. Am I entitled to compensation?
Published 01 May 2015
Compensation for people who have suffered car accident injuries is available across a range of circumstances, including hit and runs.
Is compensation available for fatal car accidents?
Published 30 Apr 2015
Losing a loved one due to a car accident is often a devastating experience. However, compensation is available for grieving relatives that need financial support.
What is Gerard Malouf & Partners' Unique Service Guarantee?
Published 28 Apr 2015
There are many no-win, no-fee legal firms in Australia, but Gerard Malouf & Partners has a specific Unique Service Guarantee that sets us apart from the crowd.
What does 'duty of care' mean in medical negligence cases?
Published 01 Apr 2015
To have a chance at winning a medical negligence claim, the plaintiff must prove there was a breach of duty of care. But what does this mean.
What is mesothelioma?
Published 26 Mar 2015
Mesothelioma is responsible for hundreds of deaths in Australia each year, but what is the disease and how do people develop it?
Can I make a claim for whiplash?
Published 06 Mar 2015
Whiplash is the most common car accident injury reported by NSW drivers, according to statistics from the Motor Accidents Authority.
Can I make a dust diseases compensation claim?
Published 27 Feb 2015
There are many serious lung diseases associated with exposure to high levels of dust or asbestos. Are you eligible to make a claim?
Can I claim compensation for injuries caused by faulty workmanship?
Published 26 Feb 2015
If you suffer an injury that you believe is because of faulty workmanship, there could be public liability compensation available.
Is there a time limit on making a slip, trip or fall claim?
Published 08 Jan 2015
Anyone who suffers a slip, trip or fall in a public place could be entitled to compensation - but there is a time limit on making a claim.
How do I prove medical negligence has occurred?
Published 29 Dec 2014
Medical negligence can have a devastating impact on families, both emotionally and financially. But how do prove your case?
What should I do if I was injured in a car accident that was my fault?
Published 23 Dec 2014
Even relatively minor injuries, such as whiplash, may prevent you from working or carrying out your regular day-to-day activities with the same ease and efficiency as previously.
What medical compensation am I entitled to under the NSW Motor Accidents Compensation Act?
Published 25 Nov 2014
There are several forms of medical compensation available when you suffer an injury in a motor car accident.
How do I know if I'm entitled to make a claim for public liability compensation?
Published 20 Nov 2014
Public liability compensation is available for a number of incidents that cause you injury or otherwise harm your wellbeing.
Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Compensation Claims FAQs
Published 14 Oct 2014
Questions & Answers for Workers Compensation Claims in NSW
Published 08 Oct 2014
What are the most common car accident injuries?
Published 31 May 2014
What do I have to demonstrate for my public liability case to be successful?
Published 30 May 2014
If you have been hurt in a public space, you could be eligible to make a public liability injury claim. This involves getting in touch with compensation lawyers and providing them with the particulars of your accident, so they can put together a case and (hopefully) get you the injury compensation you deserve.
Who can I bring a medical negligence claim against?
Published 29 May 2014
All professionals - including medical professionals - have a duty of care toward their customers. This means you can expect to receive a reasonable standard of care from whatever healthcare provider you seek out for treatment or advice.
What should I do if I was involved in an accident at work?
Published 28 May 2014
If you are involved in a work-related accident, there are a number of steps you will need to take in order to handle the situation correctly.
What sort of compensation am I entitled to for a permanent disability?
Published 27 May 2014
If you have sustained total permanent disability (TPD) that has affected your ability to work, you may be wondering what kind of compensation you are entitled to and which personal disability claims you can make.