Meat wholesaler liable in negligence for dangerous and raised steel track laid in carpark
Published 27 May 2019
Our client was attending a leading meat wholesaler in Sydney’s Western Suburbs in the state of New South Wales for the purposes of purchasing meat goods when she was caused to trip and fall over a dangerously raised steel track laid in the floor of the carpark.
Customer wins claim against Supermarket after slipping on squashed grapes!
Published 27 May 2019
Our client was a lawful entrant customer at a large supermarket/grocery store chain in the Upper North Shore Sydney in the State of New South Wales when she slipped and fell on a floor contaminated by liquid and squashed grapes causing her to slip and fall and suffer injury. She made a claim in negligence for compensation as a result of her injuries arising from the accident.
Country grocery store found liable in negligence in lifting accident.
Published 16 May 2019
In this case, our client suffered an injury during and in the course of her employment with her employer. In addition to receiving her lump sum compensation entitlements, due to the significant nature of her disability she was also able to pursue a work injury damages negligence claim against her employer to claim her full loss of wages (past and future) as well as her loss of superannuation from the date of injury up until her date of retirement as a result of being able to establish negligence against her employee in causing her injury.
Hit and run driver ordered to pay injured passenger compensation!
Published 09 Apr 2019
If you are a passenger, driver or pedestrian who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident which is the fault of another party, you may be entitled to receive fair and reasonable compensation if you have suffered serious injuries, losses and damages due to the negligence of the other driver.
Sexual Abuse National Redress Scheme Faces Payout Problems
Published 21 Jan 2019
Since its launch in July 2018, the number of sex abuse victims that have received compensation from the National Redress Scheme is significantly below original estimations.
Background on Gerard Malouf the Founder of Gerard Malouf and Partners Compensation Lawyers
Published 18 Jan 2019
Gerard Malouf believes “knowing someone's background is a portent of their morality, their future and what they might ultimately want to achieve in their life.”
Does the NRL have a sexual assault and domestic violence problem?
Published 16 Jan 2019
While it may be one of the most popular sports in the country, stories relating to the NRL aren't detailing its successes - instead, the media is drowning in reports of sexual assault allegations against some team's biggest players. But is the NRL doing enough to protect women from sexual assault or domestic violence?
Tamworth woman receives $170,000 compensation for personal injury from motor vehicle accident
Published 10 Jan 2019
Mrs A was the passenger of a motor vehicle travelling on a highway when the driver of the motor vehicle fell asleep at the wheel, lost control of the vehicle and subsequently collided with a tree.
64 Year old Woman Pedestrian Receives $590,000 in Compensation for Severe Motor Vehicle Injury
Published 21 Dec 2018
We acted for Mrs P, a 64yr old woman who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in Western Sydney in 2017. She was waiting to cross at a pedestrian crossing on a main street, with a green pedestrian light, indicating it was safe to cross the street. When Mrs P was nearing the middle of the street, she was struck at speed by a vehicle who failed to stop for pedestrians while turning right.
What home care costs can I receive from a public liability claim?
Published 20 Dec 2018
Compensation received from public liability claims in Queensland can cover more than just medical costs. Household costs are also put into consideration by courts, as are personal care needs. While injured parties are recovering, there are many things they'll no longer be able to do, like gardening or driving a car, so these considerations are very important.
How have dispute resolution processes changed for workers compensation claims?
Published 19 Dec 2018
Between 2015-2016, there were 104,770 serious workers' compensation claims in NSW, according to Safe Work Australia. While some of these claims were successful, many were not. This is where the dispute resolution comes in. This service helps rejected claimants challenge a previous decision before it becomes so big that a tribunal or court is required.
Am I liable for compensation if I donate food and someone gets ill?
Published 18 Dec 2018
Bake sales, pot lucks and charitable events are three examples of when someone may donate food. While generous, sometimes such gestures can result in cases of food poisonings. But what happens if you donate food and someone becomes ill as a result? Are you liable for compensation under the Civil Liability Act?
National Redress Scheme for Sexual Abuse in Australian Institutions
Published 18 Dec 2018
The Federal Government following the Royal Commission into institutionalised sexual abuse has set up a National Redress Scheme to ensure that thousands of victims of sexual abuse that were underage have an automatic right to claim some predetermined damages and money from these large institutions.
Gerard Malouf & Partners Obtain Swift Justice for Medical Negligence Client in Urgent Circumstances
Published 17 Dec 2018
When our client contacted us, he was already dying. Metastatic cancer was first diagnosed several years prior, and had spread to his liver and beyond when we were asked to become involved in the case.
Are airlines ignoring sexual assault?
Published 14 Dec 2018
They're the first responders to medical emergencies, deal with in-flight fires and evacuations, as well as handling bomb threats - all while ensuring each and every passenger has a safe and comfortable flying experience from take off to landing. However, it seems flight attendants aren't afforded the same level of