Medical negligence or medical malpractice occurs where a patient of a doctor, hospital or other healthcare or medical professional receives substandard medical care or healthcare, which leads to a new injury or progression and worsening of a pre-existing medical condition. It can happen in several ways, due to misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis of an illness or a medical condition, being given incorrect treatment or not being warned about the consequences of the proposed treatment or alternative treatment options, as well as due to mistakes or errors that are made before, during or after surgical procedures.
Workers’ compensation schemes are designed to compensate you if you need medical treatment, rehabilitation or time off to recover after being injured at work. It also covers the costs if you get sick from your work.
Superannuation and TPD Claims
Beyond your working years, you want to be assured of sufficient savings for a comfortable retirement. However, things don’t always go according to plan and you may need to access your superannuation early.
If you are a victim of sexual, physical or psychological abuse at the hands of another person, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries. Over the last decade, the risk of children being abused in institutional settings such as in schools, in religious organisations and in sporting and recreational clubs has been identified as frequently occurring historically and of ongoing concern today.
Public Liability Claims
If you have been injured in a public place or on someone else’s commercial or residential premises, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injury. Commonly called a ‘public liability’ claim, we will help your recover the maximum compensation you deserve.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Have you been injured in a transport accident? Were you a driver, pedestrian, motorcyclist, cyclist or on public transport? If you’ve been hurt on the road in Victoria, you may have a claim for compensation. If you were hurt interstate but a Victorian registered vehicle was involved, you may have a claim.
When a professional fails to perform to a satisfactory standard, that is negligence.