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Recent law changes have affected the way you can receive compensation for injuries arising out of motor vehicle accidents.If a person is injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, there are two different types of compensation they may be eligible for:...read more
National cyclist lobby-group, the Bike Network, has signalled its intentions to push for the relaxation of laws requiring cyclists to wear helmets.A five-year trial has been proposed by the group that would allow cyclists to decide whether they wish to...read more
A recent Supreme Court case has illustrated the distinction between compensation for psychological damages and employment income. In Susan Buswekk v TAL*, the Plaintiff, Ms Buswekk, was granted $300,000 damages for psychological injury arising out of her...read more
Melbourne-based respiratory physician, Dr Ryan Hoy, has warned that we may be experiencing the “largest occupational lung crisis we've seen since the peak of asbestos use in the 1960s and the 1970s”. (ABC News) Dr Hoy is among a number of medical experts...read more
Firefighters face many dangers in their line of work. So much so, you’d be forgiven for not listing a risk of cancer among the first few that spring to mind. Unfortunately, occupational cancer, caused by the inhalation of carcinogens, has been shown to be...read more
The issue of unwanted pregnancies is a delicate topic, and it is an area of medical practice that doctors are always very mindful of and vigilant about. Whatever the thoughts held about private individuals when it comes to unwanted pregnancies coming to...read more