Dog owners are responsible for the actions and behaviours of their pets. If a dog bites or injures another person, the owner could face a public liability injury claim. Given that people often have an emotional attachment to their animals, the nature of these claims can get a little frenzied. First things first following a […]
The Federal Court of Australia recently heard the case of a woman who was injured in a fall at a hotel during a work trip, and tried to sue her employer for workers’ compensation.
If you’ve been injured in a public place, and another party is responsible, you can make a personal injury claim. If a company or other organisation was responsible for the issue, whether it was caused by an associated person or happened on that organisation’s property the claim goes against public liability coverage instead of the […]
A man who claims he was bullied so severely it led to a host of mental and physical health issues has filed suit against the school where the incidents allegedly occurred.
It can get a bit overwhelming when trying to understand all of the different types of insurance available. Depending on your career and lifestyle, certain types of insurance might be more of interest to you. As a company owner, it’s important to understand the types of insurance that you should have to protect yourself […]
Many residents and business owners in Melbourne are planning on taking legal action or filing compensation claims as they recently discovered that their health is at risk after being kept in the dark about dangerous gases located beneath their estates. According to 7News, over 80 properties have been built on top of the old Sunshine Landfills, which were closed in […]
In January 2017, a UK student suffered a traumatic brain injury after the plane she was on crashed on a Middle Island beach. Now, family members of the woman, Hannah O’Dowd, have filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit accusing the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of negligence. The facts of the case The four-seater Cessna 172M charter […]
In last month’s tragic White Island volcano eruption, nearly four dozen people were killed or injured. Fingers point to the careless negligence of tour operators in continuing to guide people into the area despite years of warnings from volcanic experts that an eruption was due. However, under New Zealand’s no-fault accident compensation scheme, neither the family […]
Parents across Australia are calling for a review at a number of popular store chains after numerous injuries have occurred recently, causing permanent eye damage to children. The culprit is common metal hooks used in retail clothing and accessory display racks, usually held at children’s head heights. Recent instances of trips, falls and collisions in […]