Anyone who searches the term workers compensation online for lawyers will soon learn that there has been a significant shift in South Australian Workers Compensation law.
1 July 2015 brought with it the Return to Work Act 2014, which had a massive impact on compensation rights for injured workers. The most significant changes relate to:
weekly income maintenance payments;
ongoing medical expenses, and
workers compensation payouts
Weekly Income Maintenance Payments
If an injured worker was in receipt of weekly payments on or before 1...
It is becoming increasingly more common for witnesses in criminal cases to conduct their own investigations via Facebook. How reliable is it when the identification of an accused person by a witness occurs after the witness has had access to Facebook photographs of the accused?
Courts in South Australia have recently had to consider the problems associated with this kind of ‘Facebook identification’.
One case involved an assault at a nightclub where photographs from the event had been uploaded to the nightclub’s Facebook page. One of...
A recent decision of the District Court has highlighted the importance of not only selecting the correct court to hear your car crash accident claim, but also ensuring that the assessment of what your claim is worth is continually revisited.
The elderly plaintiffs in this case commenced their claims in June 2013 in the District Court for injuries sustainedin two separate car crashesin Adelaide.While the other drivers in each accident admitted they had driven negligently,they denied the plaintiffs were injured or that the injuries were as...
SAPOL’s Operation Distraction has targeted South Australian motorists who are using their mobile phones while driving.
Police tasked to Operation Distraction have been patrolling the streets and intersections undercover to fine drivers who use their phone while driving or stationary. An Expiation Notice for Driving while Using Mobile Phone issued carries a fine of $375 (including the victims of crime levy) and 3 demerit points.
If you have received an Expiation Notice issued by South Australian Police as a part of Operation Distraction...
Will preparation and peace of mind
Preparing wills in Adelaide isn’t exactly something that people look forward to. It’s often a taxing and highly stressful situation but albeit a necessary one as it can prove instrumental towards securing your family’s future. While we have no way of knowing what is in store for us in the years ahead; we can always take the initiative and prepare our family for any eventuality. Getting power of attorney to undertake and execute our will is just one way for us to do all that.
Preparing your will...
No Win No Fee lawyers – a favourable legal arrangement
Are you wondering about no win no fee claims in Adelaide and what it’s really all about? The cost of legal services in the country can be quite steep but what if we told you that there’s a way of getting some of the best legal help around without any out of pocket expense; that’s exactly the kind of legal arrangement that no win no fee lawyers have to offer!
A No Win No Fee lawyer – too good to be true?
Indeed the arrangement offered by say, a no win no fee...
What to look out for when hiring legal advice?
Are you looking to hire lawyers in Adelaide? Legal issues can be such a headache and you might find yourself in a difficult situation but remember that things can always get much worse especially if you end up choosing the wrong attorney.
Now legal advice can be expensive and people ought to be vigilant if only to avoid being taken advantage of. Even many so called free legal advice ain’t actually free nor is it a good idea to trust one even when it is. Let’s face it – if...
Getting crime compensation in Adelaide
Have you suffered an injury as a victim of a criminal action and looking to learn all about victims of crime claims? Such injuries can either be physical or psychological in nature and may entitle you to gain rightful compensation under the country’s victims of crime act. Of course for a successful claim you need to properly present your cases in court; victims of crime lawyers in Adelaide can help you do just that and more!
Legal help for victims of crime compensation
The services of lawyers that...
If you’ve been injured at work and have an accepted WorkCover claim you’re entitled to a range of assistance and support from WorkCover (now called Return to Work SA).
Under the current legislation you have 3 main areas of entitlement from Return to Work SA being:
1. Income maintenance payments for time off work (incapacity)
2. Medical expenses for treatment and associated costs as well as rehabilitation support
3. Lump sum compensation for injuries that reach a threshold of assessment
Currently, for an accepted claim, where you are...
Legal help for dealing with police traffic charges
Are you neck in deep with police traffic matters? Such matters can be a daunting experience for most people especially when you’ve never dealt with police traffic charges before.
Fortunately, you need not face such matters alone; DUI lawyers in Adelaide can assist you should you ever get pulled over for drunk driving along with other traffic infringement lawyers in the country. Of course, there are a few things that you need to consider when hiring such a lawyer if only to...
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