Cyclists and Motor Vehicles

The ongoing debate between cyclists and motor vehicle drivers… With the ever growing cyclist community in Mackay, it is important that cyclists and drivers are aware of the relationship between the two when sharing the road. Rights and Responsibilities Bicyc…
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Who Pays for Workers’

Under WorkCover, whether you or someone else is at fault for the cause of your injury doesn’t matter.  You will still be paid workers’ compensation.  Liability (or fault) is only a concern if you are wanting to proceed with a common law claim. Receiving Wor…
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Work Functions & Injuries

Before you celebrate EOFY…. At common law, a non-delegable duty of care is owed by an employer to their employee. An employee (“worker”) can seek damages for an injury sustained by them in the course of their employment, where that worker can establ…
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Workplace Bullying

Are you having issues at work involving your employer or other colleagues? What is workplace bullying? Workplace bullying is repeated and unreasonable behaviour that is directed towards you, creating a risk to your health and safety. Relevantly, some examples of b…
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Personal Injury Claim Time Limits

In Queensland, the Limitation Act imposes strict time limits within which a personal injury claim can be commenced by court proceedings.  If the legal proceedings are not commenced within these time limits or time frames, the claim is deemed to be statute barred.  Thi…
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Injured at Work?

If you have been injured through the course of your employment, you have a responsibility to act reasonably and seek medical attention for the injury and to notify your employer when the injury occurs. WorkCover Claim Your employer should report the incident and initi…
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Banana Peels and All!

Unfortunately, injuries occurring from slips, trips and falls is very common.  What isn’t usually considered though, is how a simple slip, trip or fall can cause a serious injury. Did you know that there is a difference between a ‘slip’ and a ‘…
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Personal Injury Claim
Time Limitations

Is it too late to claim for my injury? In Queensland, strict time limitations apply to personal injury claims. How much time do I have to make a claim? Generally, a 3 year time limitation applies to all personal injury claims. What other time limits apply to my claim? Addit…
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Time Limitations in
Personal Injury Claims

The Limitation of Actions Act 1974 (Qld) specifies that an action for personal injury cannot be brought after 3 years from the date on which the cause of action arose.  This generally means 3 years from the date the injury occurred. There are a number of mandatory steps an…
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Had a car accident
that’s not your fault

In Queensland we have a ‘fault’ based Compulsory Third Party (CTP) scheme.  What this means is that any motor vehicle owner, driver, passenger, or other road user in Queensland is covered by unlimited liability for personal injuries caused by a vehicle,…
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