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    Getting Compensation for Black Lung

    Black lung is a common term used for several respiratory diseases that occur from breathing in dust from coal, graphite or man-made carbon. The most common form of the disease is coal worker’s pneumoconiosis. The risk of getting this disease depends on how often you are exposed to these substances and for how long. Black […]

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    Can I Claim Compensation for Chemical and Particulate Related Illnesses?

    Exposure to toxic chemicals and dangerous particulates at work, in the home or out in public, can cause severe health problems. Depending on the nature of the exposure and how it has affected your life, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. The risks involved with certain particulates and dusts like asbestos […]

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    Have You Caught Q Fever Working with Animals?

    Q fever is an infectious disease that can often be caught when working around animals. It’s spread from animals to humans most commonly by farm animals like cattle, goat and sheep. However, dogs, cats, kangaroos, camels and other animals can also cause the infection. You can become infected with Q fever by inhaling contaminated dust […]

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    Getting Compensation for Silicosis

    An increasing number of workers around Australia are being diagnosed with silicosis. The disease is making a resurgence due to the popularity of engineered stone products such as kitchen and bathroom benchtops and tiles. This makes it essential to ensure there is an appropriate level of awareness and safety measures in place at home and […]

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    Animal Attacks – Who is at Fault?

    Getting attacked by an animal can be a traumatising experience, capable of inflicting severe physical and psychological injuries. If you were attacked due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation under public liability law. Whether a claim is likely to be successful depends on the circumstances of each […]

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    Q Fever: Control Measures in Workplaces

    Q fever is a highly infectious disease that is spread from animals to people. Anyone who spends a lot of time around animals, animal products, animal waste, animal environments and items contaminated by animals is at risk of being infected. People can become infected from inhaling just a few bacteria. Infected animals shed large numbers […]

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    Coping with Difficult Employers After Work Injury

    Accidents in the workplace need be to taken seriously and require immediate action. Whether you slipped when walking upstairs, injured yourself using machinery or have become ill from exposure to toxic particulates, you have certain entitlements that employers have no right to obstruct. Unfortunately, some employers put pressure on an employee not to make a […]

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    Missed Diagnosis, Misdiagnosis and Malpractice

    Every medical practitioner has a duty to exercise reasonable skill and care when treating a patient. You should be able to trust that your doctor is carrying out this duty and acting in your best interests. When a medical professional breaches their duty of care, they must be held accountable to prevent others becoming victim […]

  • The consequences if someone is injured on your property

    Whether you are a homeowner, landlord or renter you may be liable for damages and even legal costs if someone injures themselves while on your property.   What is occupier’s liability? When someone enters your property it is reasonable for them to expect that they will not be hurt or injured. As the owner or […]

  • Honey, I just fell off a roof – protection for tradies!

    If you are a tradie, are married to a tradie or have tradie mates, this is important. Unless you are the luckiest or least accident prone individual in the world it is highly likely that you will suffer some kind of accident or injury during the course of your working life. The question is what […]