By their very nature, building sites are some of the most dangerous places to work. According to Safe Work Australia statistics, 182 people were killed… Read More »Construction Site Claims – What Can I Claim?
In this podcast, BPC Lawyers Personal Injury Lawyer Tim Driscoll explores the legal rights of families when their loved one dies due to a workplace… Read More »When a Loved One Dies Due to Workplace Injury
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In this podcast, personal injury lawyer, Tim Driscoll discusses the possibility of making a worker’s compensation claim even years after the accident had happened. New… Read More »Can You Still Make a Compensation Claim Years After You’ve Been Injured at Work?
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If you were hurt at work or you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness in New South Wales, you probably feel as if you’ve… Read More »WorkCover Have Rejected My Claim in NSW: What Can I Do?
For many Australian workers, dealing with a stressful workplace is par for the course. Tension with co-workers or supervisors, deadlines, difficult clients or customers and… Read More »Psychological Trauma at Work: Can I Make a Claim in NSW?
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Civil Liability and the ‘one punch’ laws. Security Guards, assault, and liability – who can I sue? Case study: Day v The Ocean Beach Hotel… Read More »Civil Liability And The ‘One Punch’ Laws