Posts Tagged 'compensation'

Queensland Supreme Court Awards for Personal Injuries in 2021

We look back on decisions made in the Supreme Court of Queensland for 2021 with respect to claims for personal injuries.

In total, only 8 claims made it to a trial in 2021 because a claim for personal injuries is only heard in the Supreme Court if:

  • all efforts to resolve the claim informally have failed (including a compulsory conference, and usually a pre-trial mediation, and sometimes just hours before stepping into the court room itself); and
  • the dispute is for damages in ...
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“No Win No Fee” – All You Need To Know to Maximise Your Claim and Minimise Risks

Important Note: In Queensland, providing legal services on a no win no fee basis for family law or criminal law matters is illegal – so law firms typically only offer no win no fee services with respect to claims for compensation and potentially

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Compensation for Prize Bull mistakenly shot and killed

In 2018, a client of Roche Legal was living on leased farmland and raised cattle. In particular, the farmer was in the early stages of establishing a line of prize winning cattle. He had spent considerable time searching for an ideal Brangus bull, the type and quality of which could reproduce and be the foundation of a stud program.

A prize winning Brangus bull was sourced to be the sire (father) and mate with our client’s carefully selected dam (mother) to ...

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At-fault driver say “sorry”? They still cannot be sued

In Queensland, the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 (Qld) (‘the Act’) determines the process of how a CTP claim must be made by an injured person, and how the at-fault driver and their CTP insurer must respond to the claim. An at-fault driver (or rider) is insured by a CTP insurer so long as the vehicle that caused the accident and injury was validly registered at the time of the accident.

Whenever legal action is brought in a court for damages ...

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What are the maximum damages for pain and suffering in Queensland?

Heads of Damage

Those who are injured due to the negligence of someone are often entitled claim for the following heads of damage:

  • General Damages (Pain and Suffering) – a claim to receive a lump sum payment for the injured person’s pain, suffering, and loss of amenity of life.
  • Past Economic Loss – a claim to recover the income you were not able to generate because you were unable to work while you were injured and receiving treatment.
  • Future Economic Loss – ...
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Average payouts for personal injury claims in Queensland?

Payouts for personal injury claims are generally kept confidential and are usually only public knowledge if a judge determines the appropriate amount. In Queensland, the largest personal injury claim is considered to be around $20 million dollars for a heart-breaking and serious brain injury where the claimant required constant care and assistance for the remainder of his life.

So personal injury claim payouts (or judgement awards, if the matter goes to trial) in Queensland can range anywhere from $0 – $20 ...

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A 4-Step Guide on What to Do After a Slip and Fall

Everyone knows that an accident can happen at any time. Some of these accidents may be minor, but other times they can cause a life changing injury. How often do you stop to think about how you would cope if it happened to you?

The more you hear about the dangers of accidents and injuries, the more cautious you feel. Yet no matter how careful we are in public places where safety should be guaranteed, there is ...

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10 Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Queensland

A car accident should always be taken seriously, no matter the severity. The compensation claim process can be complex, and strict time limits apply to making claims. If you have been involved in an accident and wish to discuss your options urgently, contact ROCHE Legal today.

In the meantime, here are the 10 steps to take after a car accident.

Step 1: Get to Safety

Getting off the road is important, not only for you and the other passengers, but for the general safety ...

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