Category - Injured People
The Budget has delivered for at-risk Defence veterans, so what does it mean for your mental health treatment?
Australia’s Defence veterans have been crying out for greater access to mental health services for many years. That cry was heard in this week’s federal Budget, when the Government pledged $350m in total to veterans’ services. But what does this long-awaited funding injection mean for veterans’ treatment...Read more
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....Read more
Trucks keep Australia moving, but what happens when transport workers are injured on the job? TGB lawyer Ashleigh Ridgway explains the various factors that need to be considered. Transport workers keep the economy ticking over across Australia’s vast land. These workers cross state lines frequently, in metropolitan and country...Read more
Defence veterans risk so much for their country. When they are injured while serving and suffer a permanent impairment, one of the biggest tolls they pay is that on their lifestyle. Relationships, recreation, mobility and employment prospects are all affected by injury, but how do you put a value on that when making a compensation...Read more
A host of injured public servants face uncertain futures following a public sector and legislative shake-up. TGB Senior Associate Chrissy Psevdos examines their legal rights. This morning’s edition of The Advertiser (4/4/2017) reported 138 public servants could be out of a job beyond 1 July 2017 when all new workers compensation...Read more
A harrowing “Four Corners” report recently detailed abuse that occurred in some taxpayer-funded disabled care homes. In this blog, TGB partner Mal Byrne looks at potential compensation for victims of abuse. Sexual and physical assault is a crime. It is a heinous crime when the victim is a child, even more so...Read more
Not all workplace injuries happen because of accidents or negligence. TGB lawyer Alexandra Harris explains your compensation rights if you are injured at work while having a seizure. Making a workers compensation claim is not always clear-cut. What if you have an epileptic fit at work and break your ankle? Do you have a claim...Read more
Medical negligence. What is it? How do you prove it? Can you make a claim? In this episode of the Law & Life podcast, TGB partner Mal Byrne and senior lawyer and medical negligence expert Michael King explain the concept and the law around it. As a former pharmacist Mal Byrne has invaluable insight into the medical industry...Read more
I’m back after a workplace injury but need more surgery. Can I receive payments even though my entitlements have ended?
It’s hard enough returning to work after a workplace injury. But what happens if you need more surgery? Can you still receive payments to ease the financial strain? TGB senior Associate Dimitra Bouras explains your options. “How will I pay my mortgage and bills if I can’t work?” It’s a common fear among people...Read more
It’s the last chance to raise a family for many people, but what can you do if something goes wrong during your IVF treatment? Tindall Gask Bentley Associate Kara Bellenger explores a heartfelt issue. For many people IVF is their last hope at raising a family. Some women have chosen to focus on their career only to find...Read more