I’ve been in a Motor Vehicle Accident… Do I need a Lawyer?

The simple answer is YES!

But first lets backtrack a little and catch up with some of the recent changes in the law regarding personal injuries as a result of motor vehicle accident in NSW.

From 1 December 2017 a new scheme commenced as a result of reform to the Motor Accident Compensation Act (1999). The principle change was that some benefits were available to all people injured in a motor vehicle accident regardless of fault (for a limited period).

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Injured at Work? Know Your Entitlements.

Injured workers often find themselves in a difficult financial situation. Not only are they struggling with the physical and psychological aspects of their injury but their ability to earn an income has been affected. Often they have a family to support and a reduction in income adds to the stress and anxiety already being felt.

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Top Lawyers Join Forces to Offer New Medical Law Services

Two senior lawyers previously with Slater & Gordon have joined forces to offer a leading medical law advice and disputes team.

Don Cameron, previously the Practice Group Leader for Slater’s Albury and Wagga Offices and one of their most experienced NSW personal injury litigators, has teamed up with Kate Williams who until recently was the Practice Group Leader of Slater & Gordon’s specialist Medical Negligence Division in Sydney to offer a new service for those who suffer from adverse medical outcomes.

We are looking to provide a comprehensive and expert service delivered in a timely and cost effective fashion. We will provide an honest assessment of our client’s prospects for a successful claim. If we advise that good prospects exist, then we will back that advice with a no win no fee legal cost agreement. Kate joining our team also coincides with some new fixed office space in Sydney and further expands on our ability to assist clients wherever they may be” Don explained.

Kate will work with Don Cameron & Associates as a Consultant Lawyer in Medical Law and will be based from Sydney, where she also retains her own professional consulting practice.

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260 Weeks: Poor Timing on Harsh Changes

In October 2012, amendments to the Workers Compensation Act 1987 were introduced by the government including regulations surrounding workers ongoing entitlements to weekly payments.
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