Why sexual abuse survivors should avoid the Redress Scheme

  Content warning: Please be aware that this blog contains information regarding child sexual abuse. We know that no amount of compensation can take away the pain and trauma for survivors of childhood abuse. Injuries are long-lasting, affecting many areas of survivors’ lives. However, we will fight for the compensation you deserve to support you […]

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The dangers of asbestos: David’s story

The dangers of asbestos: David’s story David* was a fit and healthy man in his 60s living in Jakarta with his wife when he started noticing shortness of breath in 2021. It was in the midst of the pandemic when David presented at the doctor in Jakarta, so they initially thought he had contracted Covid-19. […]

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Big wave surfer Ross Clarke-Jones shares his story

Big wave surfer Ross Clarke-Jones shares his story Arnold Thomas & Becker was honoured to represent Ross Clarke-Jones throughout his recent legal issue. Ross is well-known for his love of huge waves, and over the years has travelled the globe and taken on some of the biggest waves ever attempted. When his life came crashing […]

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Blue Knot Day: Supporting survivors of trauma

Blue Knot Day: Supporting survivors of trauma Thursday 27 October is Blue Knot Day, a national day for Australians to unite in support of the more than five million adults who have experienced complex trauma. Blue Knot Day reflects the work the Blue Knot Foundation does every day in educating the community about trauma, and […]

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The family juggle: Working parents and Workcover

The family juggle: Working parents and WorkCover There is no good time to be injured at work, but when a worker who is injured also has a young family, there can be difficulties that arise with the potential to affect entitlements to compensation.  Our job as personal injury lawyers is to look at the wider […]

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$1 million success for injured worker

  $1 million success for injured worker   One of our clients recently received a $1 million settlement after a traumatic and life-changing workplace accident. The client, who wishes to remain anonymous, was working on an elevated work platform (EWP) at a height of 20 metres, when the EWP fell from the edge of the […]

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Marcia’s story: Remembering Jamin

Marcia’s story: Remembering Jamin October in Australia is Motorcycle Awareness month. Between 2017 and 2021, there were 195 lives lost in motorcycle accidents on Victorian roads, and more than 6,000 non-fatal crashes. Over a third of motorcycle crashes happen at intersections where other vehicle drivers do not see the rider. It was a normal morning […]

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Why do I need a lawyer for a TAC claim?

Why do I need a lawyer for a TAC claim? What is the TAC Scheme? When Victorian motorists pay their vehicle registration, they also pay an insurance premium as part of this – the TAC charge. This money is used to support people injured in road accidents. This also means that TAC will help pay […]

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An important message for National Road Safety Week

An important message for National Road Safety Week This week is National Road Safety Week, an annual initiative highlighting the devastating impacts of road trauma and driving safely. So far this year 96 lives have been lost on Victorian roads. We’d like to remind all drivers to take extra care and prioritise safety when using […]

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Do you know what the most common workplace injury is?

Do you know what the most common workplace injury is? Approximately 30,000 Australians are injured per year at work. If you’re one of these, you might benefit from having a lawyer on your side – and we’re No Win No Fee. Lawyer Shalyn Mathew explains what the most common workplace injuries are:   If you […]

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