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          • Women’s Health

            We know that there is disparity in women’s health care, treatment, and support. We are committed to improving the lives of women and strongly advocating for their wellbeing.  That is why we take a stand and hold medical professionals accountable when medical care falls short of expected standards by delivering the best outcome in medical negligence claims affecting women.

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          • Hospital Negligence

            We understand you may feel let down because you have experienced inadequate or negligent care and treatment in a hospital or medical facility. Your wellbeing is most important to us and we are committed to supporting you with compassion and holding medical professionals accountable for breach of duty and negligent care.

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            Experiencing poor or adverse outcomes from allied health treatment can be distressing and life changing. We are here to support you through your claim and it is our aim to hold allied health professionals accountable for their breach of care by delivering the outcome you deserve to your negligence claims.

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            Hello, I’m Jade. I’m here to help you with a quick discovery call that will help us better understand your legal concerns. This way, I can connect you with the lawyer who is best suited to assist you with your situation.

            Your well-being is important to us, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

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    • Personal Injury
          • Personal Injury

            If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, our specialist team of Personal Injury Lawyers is here to support you with compassion and understanding providing you with the right advice. Our team has substantial experience and expertise in these matters to deliver the outcomes you deserve from your claim.

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          • Motor Vehicle Accidents

            We are here to support you and give you the clarity, guidance and the right legal advice if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident. Our compassionate team of professionals in Personal Injury law have the technical expertise and a wealth of experience to win you the compensation you deserve.

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    • Public Liability
          • Public Liability

            Our specialist team in Personal Injury law is here to support you in accessing proper compensation if you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence. We have cutting edge expertise and experience in public liability claims to deliver the outcome you deserve.

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            We strongly believe that educational institutions must be held accountable when failing to protect children while in their care. If you have experienced institutional physical or sexual abuse, our specialist team in Personal Injury law is here to support you with compassion and offer our technical expertise and experience to deliver the best outcome in your case.

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    • Workers Compensation
          • Workers Compensation

            When you sustain an injury or illness because of work, you may be entitled to  compensation. Our specialist team in Personal Injury Law is here to support you with compassion and understanding with the right advice. We have substantial technical expertise to deliver the best possible outcome from your claim.

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    • Wills & Estate Planning
          • Wills and Estates

            When we provide advice on estate planning, we believe  in giving advice on options to mitigate the risks of litigation by potentially unhappy family members and protecting your assets from claims. Our legal team is here to support you and address your concerns regarding your estate planning. We have immense experience in these matters, providing you with advice and representation for your unique situation and delivering the best outcomes for your case.

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          • Contest A Will

            We have immense experience and specialised knowledge in family provision and wills disputes Where you have not been properly and adequately provided for under a will or where you suspect that the person making the will may not have had capacity or exercised their own free will, you need a lawyer with extensive experience and expertise. Our team of Lawyers will  provide you with advice and representation for your unique situation and deliver the best outcomes for your case.

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          • Conrad Curry Can assist you with a variety of services

            Our solicitors are highly experienced in providing you with expert legal advice and will keep you informed every step of the way. It’s good to know that our firm is trusted and effective with a high success rate.

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    • Professional Negligence
          • Professional Negligence

            We rely on professionals in all aspects of our lives to provide us with proper advice on which to make decisions about our financial and legal affairs. When you are let down by poor advice the results can be devastating.  We are here to support you in your claim for compensation with clarity, guidance and the right advice to achieve the outcome you deserve.

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          • Malicious Prosecution

            We believe in standing up for those people who are falsely accused and prosecuted. Our experienced legal team is here to support you with compassion and provide you with clarity, guidance, and the right advice in your claim for compensation.

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            We are your law firm for life. You can count on us for the best legal advice and compassionate support. We understand the challenges you are facing and we want you to know that you don’t have to navigate the often daunting process alone. We are here when you need us. Let us help you find your way forward with our empathetic and efficient approach. Contact us. You can call us on (02) 4050 0330 for a free initial no-obligation consultation or book an appointment online for an in-person consultation or an online video appointment.

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Help – I’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident

A motor vehicle accident (“MVA”) is stressful enough, but, if you don’t know what to do, it can make things even more daunting. The following will help you understand what to do if an accident happens and outlines your financial and medical entitlements.

Firstly, if you or your passengers or anyone else involved in the motor vehicle accident requires urgent medical assistance, call 000.

Frequently asked questions:

1. When do I have to call the police on 000?

  • If someone has been killed or injured
  • Someone has left the scene without exchanging details
  • You suspect a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • The accident involved reckless, dangerous or menacing behaviour
  • You suspect criminal activity such as an unregistered vehicle or unlicensed driver
  • The accident involves a truck or bus that needs towing
  • Traffic needs to be redirected
  • If no one is hurt, but a vehicle needs to be towed, report the accident to the Police Assistance line on 131 444

If the motor vehicle accident is minor, nobody is injured, no vehicles require towing and both parties have exchanged details you do not need to contact the police.

2. What information should I get?

  • Full name, address and telephone number of the other driver
  • The other driver’s registration number
  • The other driver’s insurer details
  • Take a photograph of the other driver’s licence (if they do not object).
  • Make, model and colour of the other driver’s vehicle
  • The time and date of the accident
  • Location of the accident
  • If there are witnesses, their full name, contact details and copies of any photographs or video they may have (i.e. dash cam footage).
  • For insurance purposes, if safe to do so, take photographs of your vehicle, the other vehicle, the area surrounding the scene and where the vehicles are positioned.

3. How do I determine who is at fault?

Whilst you can have an opinion as to who was responsible for the motor vehicle accident, ultimately, determining who is at fault is not up to you. If the police are not involved, both parties’ insurance companies will determine who is at fault.

Otherwise, the police or the courts after careful review of all the circumstances surrounding the accident will determine who is at fault.

4. What do I do if I am injured but do not require an ambulance?

Ensure you go to a medical centre or your GP as soon as possible. The Doctor will be able to formally record your injuries and provide you with a medical certificate, and if necessary provide a report regarding all injuries caused by the accident and outline any treatment required.

5. What are my statutory benefits if injured in a motor vehicle accident on or after 1 December 2017?

Under the new statutory benefits scheme, any person injured in the motor vehicle accident, regardless of fault, is entitled to receive statutory benefits including loss of wages and medical treatment. If someone dies in an MVA, funeral expenses are also covered. Some exclusions do apply including if the at-fault driver’s vehicle is uninsured; the injured person is convicted of committing a serious driving offence (e.g. murder, manslaughter, driving under the influence, negligent driving causing death or grievous bodily harm, hit and run etc); workers’ compensation is payable instead; and, in some circumstances, if you live overseas.

6. If I can’t work due to my injuries, will my wages be paid?

Yes, provided you are over 15 and employed, any time during the 8 weeks prior to the accident, or, for a at least 13 weeks in the 12 months before the motor vehicle accident, or for at least 26 weeks in the 2 years before the accident, or you were due to commence employment (at a business or self-employment), or you were already receiving weekly payments from workers’ compensation or under the motor accidents scheme.

Your payments will be a percentage of your pre-accident earnings as follows:

  • The first 13 weeks the maximum is 95%
  • After 14 weeks the maximum is 85% (depending on whether you have total or partial loss of earning capacity)
  • After 6 months the payments will end if you were at fault/most at fault, or, your injuries are assessed as minor (soft tissue injuries)
  • After 2 years to continue to receive payments, you must still have a loss of earning capacity and have lodged a claim for damages

7. What medical expenses am I entitled to?

If you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident, you’re entitled to be provided with “reasonable and necessary” medical treatment such as physiotherapy or remedial massage. Your doctor may need to provide a letter or certificate to the insurer confirming that the treatment is reasonable and necessary.

If you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident and as a result of those injuries can no longer clean your home or mow your lawn, which you were doing prior to the accident, and now need to pay someone to do these things for you and the total help needed is at least 6 hours per week continuously for six months or more, you can claim domestic assistance from the insurer. You cannot claim assistance if it is provided by a family member or friend.

If you travel to attend treatment you are entitled to claim the travel and accommodation expenses.

The time limits and exclusion for medical treatment:

At fault or mostly at fault Payments for treatment and care stop after 26 weeks (six months) if you were at fault or mostly at fault for the accident and you were over 16 years of age.
Minor injuries (soft tissue injuries) Payments for treatment and care stop after 26 weeks (six months) if your injuries are classified as minor.
Lifetime Care and Support Scheme You are not entitled to payments for treatment and care if you are a participant under this scheme
Living outside Australia You are not entitled to payments for treatment if you are living outside Australia. If you move overseas or return to your home country outside Australia your payments will stop. If you were injured while on holidays in Australia you may be entitled to statutory benefits until you return home.

8. How do I claim loss of wages or medical expenses?

Forward a Notice of Claim to the relevant insurer as soon as possible, but, within 28 days. If you failed to make a claim within 3 months, you may not be able to make your claim unless you have a reasonable excuse, your claim is made within 3 years, your WPI exceeds 10% or the claim relates to a death.

You should get a response from the insurer within 4 weeks.

If you believe the insurer unjustly declines your claim, you need to get legal advice as soon as possible, as strict time limits apply.

9. What is involved in a claim for damages?

The term damages means the financial compensation claimed for the various losses arising due to injuries after a motor vehicle accident.

You may be entitled to damages if you have been injured in an accident (whether as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist or cyclist) and another driver was partially or completely at fault, or your injuries are due to blameless accident, such as an unexplained mechanical failure or unavoidable collision with an animal, and your injuries are more than minor.

You may be entitled to claim:

  • Economic loss including past loss of wages, future loss of wages or earning capacity, as well as superannuation
  • Non-economic loss where your level of whole person impairment (“WPI”) exceeds 10% you can claim a sum of money to represent your pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life as a result of your injuries

A damages claim must be made after 20 months AND within 3 years of the accident unless it is in relation to the death of a person, or if 2 years have elapsed and your WPI exceeds 10%.

As a claim for damages can be very complex you should obtain legal advice as soon as possible.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call us today to speak to our friendly team.

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