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Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. In Anglo-American jurisdictions the term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit in which the person bringing the suit (the "claimant" in English Law or "plaintiff" in American jurisdictions) has suffered harm to his or her body or mind. Personal injury lawsuits are filed against the person or entity that caused the harm through negligence, gross negligence, reckless conduct, or intentional misconduct, and in some cases on the basis of strict liability. Different jurisdictions describe the damages (or, the things for which the injured person may be compensated) in different ways, but damages typically include the injured person's medical bills, pain and suffering, and diminished quality of life.

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    WA Personal Injury in a public space

    Hi All, I have been doing a bit of research on a personal injury matter. I have discussed with a friend the possible legal ramifications of an incident that occurred earlier this year. I have spoken to legal aid/the council/citizens advice at this stage but have not been given anything that...
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    WA Personal Injury at a public space..

    Hi All, I have been doing a bit of research on a personal injury matter. I have discussed with a friend the possible legal ramifications of an incident that occurred earlier this year. I have spoken to legal aid/the council/citizens advice at this stage but have not been given anything that...
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    VIC Personal Injury using both Workers Comp and TAC

    Hopefully someone has some helpful info on my issue...i seem to be getting conflicting advice. I was severely injured during work, but hit by a car. Short version, no liability from work only the driver ( drunk/unlicensed using brothers car) and about to go to Jail. So i have Workcover covering...
  4. 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...
  5. 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?
  6. 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?
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    VIC Loss of Future Earnings - 40% decrease criteria satisfied

    Any answers & thoughts would be appreciated... Scenario: 1. Injury caused a permanent decrease in potential earning capacity greater than 40% 2. 98C IB claim lodged 3. IB Assessment determines 30% permanent impairment Agent fails to issue Notice of Impairment. Time allowed has expired. Claim...
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    QLD Form 46 Affidavit - Help with Originating Application?

    Dear law community, I've filled in the originating application and statement of claim. I've also filled in Form 46 however I'm not entirely sure on what to include on Form 46 as I've seen 2 examples. Example 1: The plaintiff serving the statement of claim to the respondent and swearing oath to...
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    NSW Can I sue a church/cult?

    I grew up in an extreme church that has been displayed in the media as a cult, which I am now not apart of and do view as a cult. As a young adult I now suffer from psychiatric illnesses which I believe are a direct result of the upbringing and strict/unconventional teachings from this religion...
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    QLD Wrong Dosages of Medication - Personal Injury Law?

    I have just found out that a pharmacist has been giving my sister 809gms instead of 400gms per day by mistake. I have spoken to him about this and he is full of excuses and doesn’t seem to think it would do her any harm. The drug was a very strong anti-depressant. Please help us with Personal...