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Common Law Damages Update: Young worker with head injuries awarded $825,000

Maxiom’s Sach Fernando recently obtained a settlement of $825,000 plus costs plus retention of benefits for a 38 year old man with serious head injuries. Taking into account the benefits our client had already received by way of weekly payments, the settlement represents a total damages award of over $1million. Background: Our client was a […]

$800,000 awarded to injured motorcyclist

A 47 year old former professional marathon runner has been awarded $800,000 following a motorbike collision that resulted in serious injuries, including an above knee amputation of his right leg. The victim was riding his motorbike when an ice affected driver collided with him, throwing him off his bike into a ditch. The victim was […]

Technology and the Law: Finding Metadata

I still get nightmares about the old dial up tone and I won’t long forget the shrill voices of my parents screaming at my siblings and I to get off the web so they could use the landline, however, I’ve been pretty lucky to witness the expansive growth of technology throughout my formative years. I […]

Finding my place in Law

I completed my schooling years at an Islamic school in Springvale and subsequently attained a double degree, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in International Relations) at Deakin University. As part of my Law degree, I completed a unit in Personal Injuries and this enlivened my interest in the jurisdiction. I have aspired […]

Personal injury claims and the NDIA

By: Shane Don Who is the NDIA? The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is a Commonwealth statutory agency that administers the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to Australians with permanent disability. Am I eligible for NDIS support? In order to become a participant of the NDIS, you must: Be under 65 when you make the […]

Common Law Damages Update

COMMON LAW DAMAGES UPDATEMaxiom’s Shane Don and Sach Fernando recently obtained an award of $190,000 on a Pain and Suffering basis for a young man who sustained a partial amputation at the tip of his index finger. The facts of this case are outlined below. Incident:The Plaintiff was a 33-year-old man who was employed as […]

What do you do after a bicycle accident?

According to Australian Automobile Association (AAA), the number of cyclist fatalities in Australia has actually doubled over the last three years. When going out for your regular bike ride, the last thing you expect is to be involved in an accident. But cyclists are especially vulnerable on the roads, and it does happen. What if […]

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.