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WorkCover Claim Lump Sum Offer – To Accept Or Reject

Do not accept your offer until you have spoken to one of our LawyersThere is no point taking a risk on your future when you can get free legal advice from an expert. We will explain your risks, your options and you entitlement. If it’s in your best interest, we will act. If not then we will let you know. If we further investigate your matter for you, then no matter what happens if you do accept WorkCover’s Lump Sum …

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Back Injury Workers Compensation

A back injury is not only painful it can have drastic impacts on the quality of your life. Such injuries can impact your workplace productivity and future employment capabilities and prospects. Back injuries can include but are not limited to sprains and strains, bulging discs, slipped discs, fractured vertebrae, tailbone injuries and whiplash.Most commonly back injuries occur at work due to:Insufficient trainingImproper lifting techniquesLifting of heavy loadsCutting corners due to time constraintsOverexertion from lifting, carrying and throwingIf you have obtained …

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What Is Whiplash?

What is Whiplash?Whiplash is a non-medical term used to describe neck pain which has resulted from a soft tissue injury to the neck. It is a common injury that is caused by a traumatic incident such as a rear end car accident, where in the neck is extended beyond its typical range of motion causing an abrupt forward backward movement to the spine. This form of injury can cause significant pain and disability.Whiplash Symptoms and DiagnosisSymptoms of whiplash can include …

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How Are Fees For My Personal Injury Claim Charged?

We are focused on ensuring that our clients get the best value in their personal injury claim, while still maintaining the costs of running a sustainable practice. If you have ever wondered about how Law Firm’s charge fees for their personal injury claims then read on. Hourly FeesOur staff members are classified under different titles depending on their skills set and experience.  For meetings, conferences and phone calls our staff each have a different hourly rate dependent on their role. We …

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Insurers Scaremongering By Blaming Lawyers For Rise In Premiums

The Queensland Law Society shared the following article late last year. We have dug it up to give it the re-share it deserves. Insurers consistently blaming personal injury lawyers is an ongoing and very weak debate which all comes back to the insurers wanting their mega profits to be multi-mega profits.  Queensland’s current CTP scheme runs laps around those from other states and we are strong advocates for it to continue on as is. We have the experience and privileged …

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Compensation Payouts For Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

If you have been injured in a car accident and you are wondering about compensation and monetary payouts then read on to find out the answers to the questions you are really asking.Can I make a compensation claim after a car accident?If you have been injured in an accident of which you are not at fault for then the answer is yes. Injuries can include anything from whiplash, broken bones and paralysis.   It doesn’t matter if you are the …

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Statutory Claims v Common Law Claims – Work Injury Compensation

Many workers are confused when it comes to their rights in a work place accident and understanding that there are two types of claims that can occur in a Workers Compensation matter.The first claim that you will make if you have been injured at work or on your way to work is called a Statutory Claim. This claim is started when you fill in an application and lodge it with WorkCover or your employer’s self-insurer. It is more than likely your …

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Ryan’s Rule – Not Just For Kids

Written by Olamide KowalikA lot has been written about Ryan’s Rule and despite this there remains a misconception that Ryan’s Rule can only be applied when the patient is a child. This is absolutely not the case.As we are heading into the School holiday period with families going on holidays or attending the various Commonwealth games events this article serves as a timely reminder that Ryan’s Rule can be enacted when at a hospital if you as the parent, carer …

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I Don’t Chase Ambulances

An Opinion Piece by Olamide Kowalik It might shock you to know that as a Personal Injury Lawyer, Compensation Lawyer or Injury lawyer I do not chase Ambulances.Compensation lawyers in the mind of the average person seems to conjure the image of a Lawyer with a brief case chasing after an Ambulance.I can assure you that most Compensation lawyers did not spend four to five years at university, 6-12 months of college of law and then another two years of supervision …

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How to Make Sure You Don’t Fall Asleep At the Wheel

In Queensland between 2004 and 2010 almost one in seven road accident fatalities were related to fatigue. Some injuries and fatalities could be avoided if drowsy drivers didn’t get behind the wheel. The key to changing these shocking statistics are taking action when you’re fatigued and developing habits that promote better sleep.Sleep Deprivation Affects the BrainLack of sleep causes more than a few yawns. It changes the way the brain works. When you don’t get the rest you need, your mind tries …

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