Category - Motor Accident Compensation
The privatisation of the Motor Accident Commission's insurance business was meant to deliver cheaper registrations. However, it's now clear, argues TGB partner Barney Gask, that those savings have all but disappeared while injured South Australians are being ripped off and left vulnerable in the event of an accident.
With the tragic recent news of pedestrian deaths and injuries on our city streets, you should know that a pedestrian hit by a car may also make a claim for compensation. TGB senior associate Olla Kutieleh explains.
In 2013 South Australia’s Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme for motorists was overhauled, but for those injured in accidents the changes mean tougher times ahead.
The threshold to compensation is now much higher than before and injured motorists have to fight harder for a fair sum to help them cope in their recovery.
Recovering from any physical or psychological injury is hard. Many of our clients find some solace in taking action with their compensation claim as soon as possible. In this blog, we list some of the most common personal injury claims and the time frames within which you need to start them.
If you’ve been...
This is part two in a three-part transport workers series by Ashleigh Ridgway. You can read part one here.
Australia employs 550,000 people as road freight transport workers. It’s an enormous part of our nation’s workforce – 5 per cent, in fact. Big employers in the sector include Linfox, TNT, Star Track Express, Australia...
It was the day that changed motorcyclist David Norman’s life forever.
A former Big Issue seller, David was back in work, back on his feet and on his way to a new life, learning specialist skills that would soon see him working in the mines.
He was, in his own words, “living his dreams”, before one split second...
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is an unexpected, terrifying experience which can have significant financial and emotional consequences for you and your family. Obtaining medical attention should be your first priority. There are, however, important steps you must take to comply with legislation and protect your...
Is doctor-patient confidentiality as solid as we think? Can your medical records be requested by insurers, your employer or even your ex-partner? How private is patient privacy? TGB partner Tim White took part in a fascinating panel discussion with the ABC’s Sonya Feldhoff as well as psychiatrist Dr Nick Ford and Dr William...
From little things big things grow, and so it has proved for Tindall Gask Bentley’s Reynella office which has just celebrated 25 years proudly serving the people of Adelaide’s southern suburbs.
In 1992 the picture was very different to what it is today. Back then TGB was just a single office at 76 Light Square in the city....
Should I accept an offer of settlement for my motor vehicle claim in Western Australia? TGB partner Tim White explains your options