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    Does someone with a mental disability owe a duty of care?

    By Nathanael Coles on May 22, 2019 2:42:48 PM

    In the case of Carrier v Bonham [2002] 1 Qd R 474 Queensland Court of Appeal, Bonham was a psychiatric patient with a long history of schizophrenia. He was being detained in a hospital and escaped. Carrier was driving a bus when Bonham jumped in front of the bus with the intention to harm himself. Carrier attempted to brake, however, he was unable to avoid hitting Bonham.

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    What duty of care do medical professionals owe you?

    By Nathanael Coles on May 22, 2019 11:01:00 AM

    Medical Negligence, also known as medical malpractice, is the failure from a healthcare provider to treat a patient with reasonable skill and care, causing injury as a result. This includes GPs, dentists and specialists.

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    Are there time limits with Personal Injury law?

    By Nathanael Coles on Apr 27, 2019 4:30:00 PM

    If you have been injured in an accident, you should act promptly as there are strict limitations for making an application before the court. The circumstances of the facts effect how statutory time limit restrictions apply.

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    What is TPD Insurance Cover?

    By Nathanael Coles on Apr 26, 2019 11:41:20 AM

    Total and Permanent Disablement Insurance (TPD) is designed to provide a lump sum benefit to the claimant in the event of a medically diagnosed event that renders them unable to work again.

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    Who is at fault for an athlete's injury?

    By Nathanael Coles on Apr 15, 2019 5:22:43 PM

    The question of who has duty of care, and therefore who is at fault, is the main issue with negligence leading to a sports injury.

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    The National Redress Scheme Explained

    By Nathanael Coles on Apr 15, 2019 3:25:54 PM

    The National Redress Scheme (the Scheme) was created in response to recommendations by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission). The Royal Commission listened to thousands of people about the abuse they experienced as children and the Scheme was designed for victims of institutional abuse.

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    Psychiatric Harm in the Police Force

    By Nathanael Coles on Mar 7, 2019 3:57:48 PM

    Claims for psychiatric harm are becoming more common due to social change and awareness. There has been an influx of claims being made against employers for not protecting their employees from exposure to psychiatric harm. These claims are being made on the basis that an employer owes their employee a duty of care. Duty of care is the obligation to ensure the safety or well-being of others.

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