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Bringing a claim in negligence for abuse at school Bringing a claim in negligence for abuse at school

Published on 20 September 2017: There are certain complexities involved in making a claim in negligence against a school for abuse perpetrated by a staff member of that school. Here is what you need to know.

Apprentice jockeys now fully covered by WorkCover Apprentice jockeys now fully covered by WorkCover

Published on 20 September 2017: Changes to Victoria’s workplace compensation law will now offer apprentice jockeys better WorkCover protections.

How to make a disability claim on your Super How to make a disability claim on your Super

Published on 12 September 2017: If you have superannuation you should have insurance cover included in it in case a serious injury or illness prevents you from working. But how do you make a TPD claim on super insurance?

Does the Does the "Vulnerable Workers" Bill let franchisors off the hook?

Published on 11 September 2017: Does the new Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill let parent franchisor firms deny the degree of influence or control they have over a subsidiary franchisee’s operations?

It takes a village (and a healthy legal system) to raise a child It takes a village (and a healthy legal system) to raise a child

Published on 08 September 2017: With more than 45,000 victims of substantiated child abuse each year in Australia, we must take time to listen to all children in our community and allow them to speak up for themselves.

How the law can help in cases of Spinal Cord Injury How the law can help in cases of Spinal Cord Injury

Published on 07 September 2017: This week is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week which is designed to raise awareness of the daily lives of people who have a Spinal Cord Injury.

A free guide to making disability claims against Super A free guide to making disability claims against Super

Published on 04 September 2017: Ryan Carlisle Thomas lawyers has just published a free online guide explaining how to make a claim against this insurance in the event that a total or permanent disability is preventing you from working.

How to claim disability benefits against multiple super funds How to claim disability benefits against multiple super funds

Published on 30 August 2017: People who have sustained a disability or debilitating illness may have a claim on the insurance policies locked away in all their Super funds, not just one of them.

3 questions from medical professionals about a WorkCover claim 3 questions from medical professionals about a WorkCover claim

Published on 29 August 2017: Following a series of workshops, it has become clear to our firm that there needs to be greater education amongst the medical profession about just how vital a medical report is in the recovery process for their patients.

The importance of a medical report in WorkCover proceedings The importance of a medical report in WorkCover proceedings

Published on 29 August 2017: Occasionally even health professionals are uncertain about the role played by a medical report in a WorkCover claim, or in the lead-up to a Court Hearing.

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