Some personal injury claims may seem simple yet many will take some time to resolve and it is hard to estimate how long it will take
The ACT Legislative Assembly has passed laws scrapping the time limit on historical institutional child abuse claims. The limitation period was removed in recognition of the trauma and hesitation many victims experience as a result of abuse. The move means the Territory has joined NSW and Victoria in removing that time barrier.
An ACT weed control company has failed to show in the Act Court of Appeal that the ACT Government should make a contribution to damages owed to its employee. In the appeal, Capital Weed Control Pty Ltd (CWC) claimed the ACT Government (the Territory) owed them a duty of care through the actions of Jenny Conolly, an ACT Government employee, which contributed to the CWC worker’s injuries. Ms Conolly, was a “Pest and Weeds Officer – Parks, Conservation and Lands” for the ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services. […]
The Australian Lawyers Alliance and the ACT Law Society websites are both useful resources worth a look if you have some spare time. The Australian Lawyers Alliance is a national association of lawyers, academics and other professionals dedicated to protecting and promoting justice, freedom and the rights of the individual. They promote access to justice and equality before the law for all individuals regardless of their wealth, position, gender, age, race or religious belief. […]
If you’re injured , it may affect your life in many ways – your ability to work, play sport, go dancing…You may be in constant pain. However, that doesn’t mean you have a legal claim. To have a claim of the type we deal with (other lawyers may deal with other types of claims), there needs to be someone at fault for your injury. Don’t assume that you do or don’t have a claim – you need to consult a lawyer experienced in Personal Injuries claims. The situation is different in each State and Territory. […]