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Young Canberra father received over $475,000 following motor vehicle accident injury


On 18 September 2014 our client was the driver of a vehicle which was involved in a car accident in Canberra, ACT. Our client received a burst fracture to his lumbar spine, injuries to his neck, shoulder and he started to experience a loss of sensation to both of his legs.…

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What are the key steps in an ACT medical negligence claim


Medical negligence is rare in Australia, with the country possessing one of the most sophisticated healthcare systems in the world. The ACT in particular also boasts a low rate of adverse incidents in public hospitals. A Productivity Commission report showed that only four instances of medical negligence led to the…

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Can I make a claim for car accident compensation in the ACT?


Car accidents are one of the leading causes of premature death in the country, with Australian Institute of Health and Welfare figures showing 1,206 people died from land transport crashes in 2012. The ACT government's latest Road Crash Report revealed that 7,850 'on-road' accidents occurred in 2015, creating 813 casualties…

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Compensation for patient injured when tripping over bollard at a public Canberra hospital


On or around July 2013, our client was an elderly lady who was a patient and lawful entrant at a public hospital in Canberra to which she was attending to for treatment. Our client was within the underground carpark of a public hospital when she tripped and fell on a parking…

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Wife of ACT Man Receives $75,000 as Compensation from Major ACT Hospital’s failure to promptly diagnose cancer


Our client was a middle-aged man from the ACT who was admitted to the Defendant hospital for investigation and management of a suspected appendicitis and possible adjacent neo plastic lesion due to a history of right sided lower abdominal pain. Our client was admitted for surgery to remove part of…

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Nerve damaged barista awarded over $593,000 compensation for unsafe work practice


The matter of D'amico v Calvary Hospital Auxiliary was a 2013 public liability action which was heard in the Supreme Court of the ACT. The Plaintiff was awarded $593,700.00 in compensation. Facts The Plaintiff was a 45 year old Canberra women who suffered from Guillain-Berre Syndrome, a form of nerve inflammation, as…

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Motivated career woman from Canberra awarded $311,600 in accident compensation


Singh v Cooper was a vehicle accident claim heard by the Supreme Court of the ACT in 2015. The Plaintiff was ultimately awarded $311,600.00 for her injuries. Facts The Plaintiff was a 39 year well educated women.  She had obtained a Diploma of Health Science at Auckland university of Technology, which…

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ACT Claim – Client injured but returned to work


Ms SCF was involved in a motor vehicle accident on 13 June 2013. At the time of the accident, where she was a passenger, she was 17 years of age. The accident occurred at Echelon Drive and Drakeford Drive, Wanniassa in the Australian Capital Territory. She also resided in Canberra.…

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Making a Claim for a Motor Vehicle Accident Injury in the ACT


It is an unfortunate circumstances when we are involved in a motor vehicle accident and even more significant if we have sustained injuries form that accident. It is imperative that we understand that there are basic steps that need to be undertaken to ensure that your rights to claim compensation for the…

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Commencing a personal injury claim in the Australian Capital Territory


The piece of legislation that determines what actions need to be taken in personal injury matters within the Australian Capital Territory is the Civil Law (Wrongs) Act 2002 (ACT), which will now be referred to as “the Act”. This article makes particular reference to Chapter 5 of the Act, being pre-court procedures in personal injury…

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$95,000 Compensation for Slip Fall Accident in Shopping Centre


Our 55-year old client was shopping at her local shopping centre when she slipped in a puddle of liquid on the floor and fell, twisting her left knee and landing on the floor. Security from the shopping centre attended her to take her report of the incident and she was…

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Knee injury for fruit shop shopper slip & fall receives $150,000 compensation


Our 70-year old client was shopping in his local fruit shop with his wife and was approaching the registers to pay for their purchases when he slipped on a lettuce leaf and fractured his left knee. The manager of the fruit shop was nearby at the time and saw our…

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