How are personal injury awards treated in property settlements?

How are personal injury awards treated in property settlements?

Property settlements can be complex, especially when the separating couple has a large amount of assets. But what happens when one spouse has received a large personal injury payment? Is this considered a ‘contribution’ to the overall property pool or is it treated...
If you have suffered a personal injury, getting the right legal help is important

If you have suffered a personal injury, getting the right legal help is important

Anyone who has suffered a serious injury will tell you it affects them, and their family, in so many ways. Not only does one suffer physically, mentally and emotionally, but it also creates great financial stress. That’s why most people engage a Personal Injury lawyer...
What the law is and why you should know it: Psychological injury

What the law is and why you should know it: Psychological injury

Consider the following scenario: A worker injures themselves at work, just going about their business, doing their normal duties.  They see a doctor, and the doctor tells them that they hurt themselves at work because they are in an unsafe workplace. So that worker...
Recommendations made to fix NSW’s broken workers compensation scheme

Recommendations made to fix NSW’s broken workers compensation scheme

Dysfunctional. Inconsistent. Riddled with delays. These are just a couple of words used to describe the NSW workers compensation scheme. The Standing Committee on Law and Justice last week released a review of the current compensation scheme, with some concerning...