Latest Gold Coast Litigation News
Generally, there is no legislation that binds superannuation funds or insurers to make a decision within a certain time frame. Depending on your superannuation, life and TPD insurance claim type, it could take from a matter of weeks up to 12-18 months, though...read more
There is a new complaints authority in town! The AFCA will start hearing disputes no later than 1 November 2018 after its passage through parliament. What is the AFCA? AFCA is an amalgamation of the Financial Ombudsman Service (“FOS”), the Credit and Investments...read more
Often, people give consideration to pursuing a Motor Vehicle claim without the assistance of a Lawyer. This may be because Lawyer’s services are thought to be too expensive, a dislike of Lawyers from past experiences or because a Law Firm/s has refused to pursue a...read more
Did your insurance claim from Cyclone Debbie get rejected? If it did then you are in the same boat as the local business Sanctum in Billinudgel, and you too might still be able to challenge the insurance rejection. Following Cyclone Debbie ‘Many small business owners,...read more
On 1 December 2017 the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 (“MAIA”) commenced, replacing the scheme under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999. It will only apply to motor accidents occurring after 1 December 2017. The MAIA provides, in essence, a no-fault statutory...read more
If the water levels on Earth rose to the extent that Mount Everest’s Base camp was damaged by water inundation, could the Sherpa’s make a claim on their insurance policies? In many insurance companies minds the answer is no as this is a “flood” as defined. The...read more
The work Christmas party is a time for everyone to relax and celebrate the year that was. The trouble is, there is always someone who celebrates too hard. This might result in an injury following a trip and/or fall or possibly in being assaulted or assaulting staff...read more
If you've been injured at work, or because of your work, you may be eligible to claim benefits from WorkCover Authority (in each State), or your employer if they are self-insured. An injury is 'a personal injury arising out of, or in the course of, employment if the...read more
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