• Doctor vaccinating women in hospital

    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 […]

  • An accident of a man worker at the construction site

    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 […]

  • Wooden gavel and stethoscope

    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 […]

  • Injured girl after car accident in the street

    Permanent Effects of Car Accidents

    Car accidents can be traumatising experiences where you can suffer a variety of injuries. Some of these can be long-term or permanent, including head injuries, whiplash and aching joints. Suffering a permanent injury from a crash is debilitating in a variety of ways, from the pain and discomfort of the injury to loss of income […]

  • All about Medical Negligence Claims

    Medical practitioners and hospitals are often under pressure to give accurate diagnosis and treatment to their patients in tight timeframes. In a perfect world, health care and medical treatment would proceed without complication and deliver anticipated results. However, this is simply not the case – errors in judgement and mistakes do happen causing personal injury […]

  • OUCH That Really Hurt!

    Unless you are the most safety conscious and co-ordinated person on the planet, as well as being possibly the luckiest, at some stage during your life chances are you will be involved in some kind of accident or injure yourself while working. You may even be unlucky enough to have an accident while visiting friends, […]

  • Social media and the workplace – employees take care

    We live in an age characterised by a rise in the use of social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, snapchat and the like. With that rise has come a large increase in the number of cases involving employees making comments about their employers “online” – to some extent there is no longer a divide […]

  • I was just having fun – rights and responsibilities at the office Christmas party

    There are many stories in the media about inappropriate behaviour at work functions – the more public the ‘offender’, the more likely the incident will attract ongoing attention.

  • Compensation for Silicosis – latent work-related disease and injury

    The recent prevalence of silicosis has raised grave concerns for some workers and their families across Australia. Silicosis is an irreversible and (often) fatal lung disease caused by inhaling tiny particles of silica dust which contains respirable crystalline silica. According to WorkSafe Australia silica dust is produced from ‘mechanical processes such as crushing, cutting, drilling, […]