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Fast Tracking Your TAC Serious Injury Application

The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) introduced its ‘Supplementary Common Law Protocols’last year, as part of its strategy to get individuals back on the road to recovery sooner.In certain cases, these Protocols have streamlined the common law damages claims process through the implementation of ‘Serious Injury Fast Track Applications’. When can a Serious Injury Fast Track […]

Can I be Compensated for Work-Related Hearing Loss?

In Australia, approximately one in seven people will develop hearing loss.[1] From this portion, studies suggest that 37% are a result of noise induced hearing loss, including exposure at work.[2]This is common for those who work in the construction, manufacturing and automotive industries.The effects of exposure to hazardous noise levels can range from constant ringing […]

Personal Injury Claims: Impact of Pre-Existing Injuries

As human beings, it is common for us to have sustained pre-existing physical and or psychological injuries. However, these injuries do not preclude you from receiving compensation from a personal injury claim. What is the threshold for an injury to be compensable? You are entitled to compensation from Workcover if your employment was causative or […]

How are Pain and Suffering Damages Assessed in Personal Injury Claims?

Pain and suffering damages are designed to compensate individuals for their hurt and loss of enjoyment of life following an injury. Due to the individual circumstances of each case, there is no set formula by which these damages are assessed. However, a potential assessment can be drawn from other comparable cases. The Court of Appeal […]

What is Vicarious Liability?

Employers have a non-delegable duty to take reasonable care to avoid the foreseeable risk of physical or psychological injuries to their employees. This duty extends to ensuring that their employees act in a safe and reasonable manner. Vicarious liability refers to the way the law transfers liability onto employers for the negligent acts or omissions […]

Dependency Claims – WorkCover

Losing a loved one due to a workplace injury can be a very traumatic experience. You may experience feelings of profound sadness, hopelessness and uncertainty. In circumstances where your partner or family member was the breadwinner, you may also be placed under significant financial strain.  It is important to know there are a number of […]

Compensation following a Slip and Fall

Slipping and falling in a public place can be a particularly embarrassing experience. It is however the resulting injury which may leave you with permanent and significant consequences. Depending on the severity of your injury and how your injury was caused, you may be entitled to compensation. What should I do following my fall? Seek […]

Sach Fernando

Principal, Maxiom Injury Lawyers

Sach Fernando is a leading lawyer and Specialist in Personal Injury law, accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria.