- Abuse Claims
Abuse can occur at all ages and anywhere. It can come in many forms – be it sexual, bullying and harassment or otherwise. It can arise in private circumstances or public. Public officials be they police officers, or government representatives can also be guilty of misusing or abusing their power.
Your bravery in making a claim is one step closer to reclaiming your life.
- Aviation/Airline Claims
If you or a family member has been injured on an airline, or been involved in a plane crash or accident, you may have a compensation claim.
- Asbestos Compensation
If you have suffered asbestos exposure and have been made ill as a consequence, you may be able to make a compensation claim provided the source of the asbestos exposure can be identified.
Whilst most claims are as a consequence of being exposed to asbestos at work, claims can also be made even the asbestos exposure is not work related.
- Class Actions
A Class Action is an action brought on behalf of a group of people who have each suffered an injury or illness as a consequence of the negligence or fault of a common party.
Instead of each individual bringing a claim against the offending party, all the claims of the various individuals can be brought in a single claim. This assists in reducing the time it takes to get a court ordered compensation award or an out of court settlement.
- Death Benefits (Life Insurance)
Death Benefit Claims
If you are a dependant of a loved one who has sadly left this earth, you may be entitled to their superannuation benefits and any death benefits within that policy.
Defamation can take two forms:
- Libel – where someone has written something publicly about you which is untrue, which can cause damage to your reputation; or
- Slander – where someone has said something publicly about you that is untrue, which can cause damage to your reputation.
Images, pictures, photographs and gestures can also be held to be defamatory.
- Defective Product Liability Claims
Defective Product Liability Claims
This is where an injury and or loss has been sustained as a result of the use of a defective product or service. In this situation, the manufacturer or sellers of the product may be liable for your injury. These cases range from e.g.:
- Food poisoning at a restaurant.
- A collapsed newly-constructed house.
- A skin cream which has burned the skin.
- Elder Abuse
More and more Australians are getting older as a percentage of our total population. Special care and empathy is required in servicing the legal needs of our older Australians and their families. Elder abuse often occurs when another party takes advantage of the finances or financial situation of the elderly impaired.
- Employment Law & Unfair Dismissal
Employee Law & Unfair Dismissal
If you have been ripped off by your Employer by being underpaid and/or being unfairly dismissed/sacked, we can help.
- Environmental Disaster Claims
Environmental Disaster Claims
Compensation claims may possibly be made if you have suffered illness or injury as the result of your immediate environment being polluted. Examples of Environmental compensation claims may include claims for:
- chemical exposure
- unnatural flooding
- water or air contamination
- farm crop spraying and/or consequential crop damage
- Industrial Deafness Claims
Industrial Deafness Claims
Do you work in a noisy industry or environment or did you in the past? Do you suffer from hearing loss problems?
If so, you may have a workers compensation claim for industrial deafness.
- Medical Negligence
This is where a claim is brought against a health professional for injuries caused by a health service that falls below an acceptable standard. The claim is made against the insurer of the health professional. These cases often are very complex and expensive to run. Highly skilled legal representation and specialist medical opinion is essential.
- Military Claims
You may be able to make a compensation claim if you have suffered an injury or illness whilst a member of any of the following services that comprise the Australian Defence force (ADF):
- Air Force
- Army Reserve
- Air Force Reserve
- Naval Reserve
- Australian Federal Police
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor Vehicle accidents are an everyday occurrence but sometimes their effects can totally change your lifestyle. These claims are usually brought against the Compulsory Third Party Insurer of the vehicle, no matter who was driving the vehicle, i.e., spouse, friend, son, daughter etc.Injuries may include, for example:
- broken or fractured bones
- death of a loved one
- depression, anxiety or PTSD
- Professional Negligence
Professional negligence occurs when the provision of a professional service (such as a service performed by a lawyer, financial advisor, engineer, accountant, etc) is below the acceptable standard and has caused you loss as a consequence.
- Property Resumption Claims
Property Resumption Claims
If your property is being resumed, our registered property valuers can also assist in determining the appropriate amount of compensation payable to you.
- Public Liability (e.g. Slip & Fall)
Public Liability (e.g. Slip & Fall)
These claims are for injuries which have occurred on private or public property generally through incidents like, slips, trips and falls. The claim can made against the ‘occupier’ of the property (usually the owner or tenant) who can often rely on public liability insurance to pay the claim. These types of claims commonly occur in:
- shopping centres
- car parks
- rented homes
- Rural Law
Rural Australia is close to our heart. We know how tough it can be on the land. We also know how often our rural producers can get the raw end from politicians sitting comfortably in their bubble they call Canberra. Whether your legal dispute is one that affects you and your family solely, or your local community – we can help.
- Superannuation & Insurance Claims
Superannuation & Insurance Claims
Did you know that if you have suffered a work injury you may be able to make a claim under:
- your superannuation policy
- life insurance
- disability or another form of insurance
Most people are not even aware that the superannuation fund that they joined when they commenced work has these benefits available. Furthermore, you do not have to prove it was anyone’s fault.
- Total and Temporary Disability Claims
Total and Temporary Disability Claims
Did you know that you may be entitled to make a lump sum compensation claim if you cannot return to work due to a serious injury or illness?
You may be able to make one or more of the following claims:
- under a Total & Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance benefit through your superannuation (no fault required);
- a lump sum claim under a Total & Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance benefit if you have a private life insurance policy (no fault required);
- Income protection claim (no fault required);
- a common law claim for compensation (if the injury or illness was due to the fault of another party).
- Victims of Crime
Victims of Crime
Have you been a Victim of Crime and suffered personal injury or loss as a consequence? This injury maybe physical or psychological. You could be entitled to a compensation pay out.
- Will Disputes & Estate Litigation
Will Disputes & Estate Litigation
Do you think someone is trying to take advantage of a Will unfairly? Have you been left out? Or did you not receive what you thought you were entitled to? We can help protect your entitlements.
- Workplace Accidents
Workplace Accidents (Workers Compensation / Work Cover)
Your employer is under a duty to provide you with safe systems of work and to ensure your health and safety at work.Your employer may also be responsible for the negligent acts of co-workers which cause you injury. These claims are often in addition to any workers compensation claim for benefits an injured worker may have.