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  1. kingofmeereen

    QLD Are there insurances in place for workers who are inflicted psychiatric injury other than workers compensation?

    For example, paramedics or police who are inflicted psychiatric injury from witnessing traumatic scenes can possibly get compensation through workers compensation but is it possible to get it from somewhere else? Like suing people? For example a negligent driver causing so much devastation and...
  2. kingofmeereen

    QLD Does an employer owe a duty of care that their employee is mentally healthy?

    Like for example, a paramedic or a police are expected to witness very brutal scenes. Do their employers owe them a duty of care in ensuring they are still mentally healthy and if not and they do suffer some form of psychiatric injury, will they be entitled to sue their employer for compensation?
  3. kingofmeereen

    QLD Does an employer owe a duty of care that their employee is mentally healthy?

    Like for example, a paramedic or a police are expected to witness very brutal scenes. Do their employers owe them a duty of care in ensuring they are still mentally healthy and if not and they do suffer some form of psychiatric injury, will they be entitled to sue their employer for compensation?
  4. T

    NSW Solicitor Negligence - What are My Rights?

    Hi, I have purchased a business and settled in September 2019 for $200,000 AUD in NSW. A week after settlement, I found out that the outgoing amount was too high and as it is my first business purchase, I did not know what legal documents I was supposed to receive and sign prior to settlement...
  5. E

    QLD Out of time - do I submit a statement of claim after misconduct tribunal?

    Hi Everyone, I've got a unique situation. I believe I am entitled to compensation due to somebody breaching their duty of care to me but the 3 year limitation period comes up next week and I'm yet to lodge a statement of claim with the court. I'm comfortable I satisfy all the elements to pursue...
  6. S

    SA Permanently Disabled from the medical negligence of a Specialist. What is the time frame for legal a

    Good afternoon, I am hoping if someone can tell me how long do I have and if there are exceptions accepted if someone was too late? Thank you for taking the time out to answer or read my post
  7. Will93x

    VIC Fell over - council negligence?

    Hi everyone, Wanted to get an opinion whether I should sue council over negligence. I had a really bad fall from a concrete reinforcing mesh of a broken curb next to a walking path / mulch (similar to a nature strip) in a council car park. Needed to get some stitches in my elbow and has also...
  8. S

    NSW Fabricated Expert Witness Report for NCAT - Suggestions?

    Hi I engaged a Building Consultant to provide me Expert Witness Report and Scott Schedule for NCAT case against the builder. The cost to repair defects is almost 500K for a fairly new home where the Expert referred the most of the defects as structural defects. Any cracks, loose trims are...
  9. C

    NSW Lawyer Withholding Documents

    G'day! My wife and I decided to buy land, then we got our home built based on the design of a display home of our choosing. When construction completed, we found out a certain area of the house was different. The floor was timber(our actual house) instead of tiles(display home). We...
  10. J

    QLD Suing Doctor for Medical Negligence?

    Hi members, I'm looking to sue a doctor for medical negligence. He told me that he suspected I had a detached retina (flashing lights, sudden floaters, loss of distance vision) but didn't have a ophthalmoscope (it was an Australian offshore site). He told me to see him again if it got worse...