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E-Scooter Accident Claims and Insurance Issues

Electric Scooter accidents are now a common occurrence in Brisbane. To pursue a claim for injuries against an at-fault operator, there’s insurance issues to consider.

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Is the JobMaker juice worth the squeeze?

This month the federal government announced its JobMaker Plan, to encourage businesses to hire workers in the 16 to 35 age bracket, through hiring credits …

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Business insurance and COV-19 losses

Can your business claim on insurance for COVID-19 related losses? COVID-19 is causing billions of dollars of losses to small, medium and large businesses, across …

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Bill to stamp out the ‘insidious practice’ of claim farming in motor accident claims

On 14 June 2019, the Queensland Parliament introduced the Motor Accident Insurance and Other Legislation Amended Bill 2019 (Qld) (Bill) to address the practice of ‘claim farming’ …

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QSC awards $800k in interest in business insurance claim

Case note: Mitchell Ogilvie Menswear Pty Ltd v Rapid Edge Pty Ltd [2019] QSC 136 Mitchell Ogilvie Menswear Pty Ltd (the Plaintiff) stocks luxury Italian suits and business shirts, …

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Criminal conduct and claims for personal injuries

If a person commits a crime, can they still claim damages for personal injuries arising out of the event? Well… it depends. The Civil Liability …

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Claims wrongly denied for non-payment of a premium

Most of us have an instalment contract of general insurance. An instalment contract is one under which the insured pays the premium in seven (7) …

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Late reporting of injury and other problems on quantum

Case note: Evans v Williams [2018] QDC 210 A 51 year old kitchenhand, Ms Marie Evans, was injured while executing a right hand turn, when …

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7 tips for dealing with insurance claims

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably either had a bad experience with an insurer or you know someone who has. On a daily basis I …

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What is a trip hazard?

Case note: The Thistle Company of Australia Pty Ltd v Bretz & Anor [2018] QCA 6 A service station owner has been unsuccessful in its appeal of …

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