Lack of Contemporaneous Medical Records and Inconsistencies in Evidence18 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
When medico-legal evidence from competing orthopaedic surgeons is consistent, practitioners generally expect that evidence to be accepted by the court in assessing damages. The recent decision of Evans v Williams highlights what can happen at trial when...
Driving in the course of employment – is the employment a significant contributing factor?22 October 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
In Queensland, an injury to a worker is taken to arise out of or in the course of the worker’s employment if they are driving in the course of their employment or on a journey between their home and place of employment. This often leads to...
The status of mobility scooters in the South Australian, Compulsory Third Party Scheme22 October 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
In March 2011, Monash University (commissioned by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission), produced a report titled the Targeted Study of Injury Data Involving Motorised Mobility Scooters. This report indicated that in just a two year period...
Truck v bicycle and the obligations to maintain a proper lookout22 October 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
His Honour Judge Barrett of the District Court of South Australia determined the Defendant truck driver was negligent in failing to keep a proper lookout when the B Double truck he was driving struck the Plaintiff causing severe injuries. The Plaintiff...
The rise of e-bikes22 October 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
With rising petrol prices and greater congestion on our roads, you may have noticed an increased amount of motorised or electric bicycles (e-bikes) on your daily commute. Generally, a motorised bicycle is a bicycle with an electric motor attached, capable...
The rise of driverless vehicles - who's in control?29 June 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
You may not know it, but out on the roads, already, are driverless vehicles. They have been there for a few years. They are being tested in public areas. Private owners are taking them out for a spin and driving them to work. Soon you will be surprised to...