Changes to Transport Accident Compensation

By Nicholas O’Bryan

What is the Transport Accident Amendment Act 2016? The Transport Accident Act in broad terms regulates a person’s entitlement to compensation if injured in a transport accident which occurred in Victoria or in another state in certain prescribed circumstances. In 2013 the then Victorian Government e…

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Changes to Personal Injury Law

By Nicholas O’Bryan

In November 2015 the Victorian Parliament passed new law to make it easier for some personal injury claimants to get fairer compensation for injury caused by the negligence of another. This was done by making a number of amendments to the Wrongs Act (1958). The Act regulates in part the…

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Victorian Ombudsman Investigates Handling of WorkCover Claims

By Nicholas O’Bryan

A press release from the Victorian Ombudsman’s office dated 5th November 2015 announced that it would be investigating the conduct of Worksafe Agents following 370 complaints made to the Ombudsman in the 2014-2015 financial year. The Agents under investigation include Allianz, CGU, Gallagher B…

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What is my personal injury claim worth?

By Nicholas O’Bryan

Many years ago I recall a politician receiving a settlement for damages of $65,000 for a broken arm sustained when falling from a bike. At the time media reports contained little explanation as to the allegations of negligence against the Defendant or how the personal injury settlement was…

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Injury compensation for Medical Negligence, Public Liability and Other Claims

By Nicholas O’Bryan

In my experience members of the community not familiar with the Law, quite reasonably assume that the Law provides a right to sue and recover damages for injury caused by another’s negligence. Unfortunately, it is not so straight forward. Different laws for different situations In Victoria e…

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What to look for when choosing a personal injury lawyer

By Nicholas O’Bryan

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer can be daunting, particularly if you have never had any dealings with the law. It may however be the most important decision you make. The right choice will give you the best chance of getting a good result and minimise your legal costs by avoiding…

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