30 Jan 2023

Have you been the victim of domestic violence?

Have you been the victim of domestic violence and suffered a physical or psychological injury? In a case which came before the NSW Court of Appeal a woman was assaulted in her home by her de-facto partner by him grabbing, shaking and pushing her causing her to fall back and strike her head on a coffee table.

2 Dec 2022

Psychological injury – Workers Compensation Claim

Did you know that you can make a claim for workers compensation in New South Wales if you have a psychological injury or psychiatric disorder directly caused by your employer? You can claim for loss of wages together with past and ongoing medical expenses. You may also be able to claim compensation for an unsafe workplace or system of work.

29 Jul 2022

Have you been injured attending a sporting or other event?

Have you been injured attending a sporting or other event? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. In one of our cases, a 4-year-old girl sustained injuries, including permanent hearing loss, when a horse fell on her at a country show jumping event. During the event the horse is said to have come within a short distance to the child, and it is alleged that rider did not maintain control  of the horse.

9 Mar 2022

Wearing out: Injuries in the Underground – Coal Mining

Recently Whitelaw McDonald acted on behalf of a coal miner with 39 years underground experience. Although our client retired without having made a claim nor retiring on medical grounds, proceedings were commenced against Coal Mines Insurance on the basis of injuries of “attrition” or “wearing out” from the very nature and the conditions of his work.

9 Mar 2022

Coal mining brain injury – successful claim

Whitelaw McDonald successfully completed a workers compensation claim against Coal Mines Insurance for injuries sustained by a coal miner in his journey home from work. Our client was riding his motorcycle when an accident occurred causing him to fall from his motorcycle, suffering injuries.